Maybe ‘common sense’ voters don’t like giveaways
To the editor:
Just recently, a letter to the editor from a gentleman in Rohrersville appeared in this newspaper. He was explaining to bewildered voters how President Obama was re-elected.
He stated that an online analysis disclosed “a very substantial difference in educational attainment between the residents of the 26 states and the District of Columbia that will give Electoral College votes to Obama and the 24 states that will give Electoral College votes to Romney.”
He further stated that 31 percent of people 25 or older in the states that Obama won had earned at least a bachelor’s degree, versus 24 percent in the states won by Romney.
He concluded with “another way to state these results is that, on average, the voters who voted for Obama were better educated than the voters who voted for Romney, and this conclusion is exactly what common sense dictated.”
In my opinion, those percentages he quoted mean those 24 percent had “the common sense,” if not as much education, to realize the giveaways in this country must be stopped.
As Ronald Reagan said as president: When we pay people to be poor, we will have a lot more poor people.
Maybe, just maybe, the letter writer should check to see what percentage of those voters in the 26 states and the district received political favors of some type.
Also, he should check on reports of precincts that had up to 30 percent more voters than were registered and of poll workers who were told to remain silent about this.
I voted one time. Evidently, my vote didn’t count as much as some.
Is it any wonder that conservatives lost the election?
To the editor:
A lot of speculation is being advanced as to why conservatives lost the election. I would like to propose the following as one of the primary reasons: Rank-and-file conservatives used devious and untruthful ways to try to influence the election.
I have found that there is much false info on the Web. Some of it relates to executive orders issued by President Obama. One Web site attributed eight executive orders (ranging from EO 10990 to EO 11921) to Obama that were from previous administrations. I checked the White House and government archives websites and found that the first executive order issued after the inauguration was EO 13489, dated Jan. 21, 2009. As of Nov. 19, the government archives site showed 140 executive orders (EO 13489 to EO 13628) issued by Obama, far fewer than the more than 900 listed on the site.
I could give other examples, but I want to make this point: If conservatives, of which I am one, resort to misinformation and outright lies, we cannot expect to lead the country. Yes, the Dems might have done so, but to a large extent, we claim to be believers in the Ten Commandments of the Bible and the God revealed therein, who declares himself to be the God of truth. God honors truth, and when we disseminate false info, God will not honor it or those who do so.
God states very plainly that he places leaders in positions for His own purposes. Ancient Israel was sometimes ruled by evil powers because she did not honor the God of Truth. Are we experiencing the same fate for the same reason?