Submitted by Readers
Like Andy Capp on the comics pages, our federal government always seems to back the wrong horse. Look at Libya and Egypt as good examples. Now Syria is going to be an even worse disaster.
On the day President Obama announced he was doubling aid to the rebel group (extreme radical Islamic terrorists) fighting Syria’s President Assad, two Orthodox Christian bishops were traveling from Antioch to Aleppo in Syria when they were attacked by the rebels.
The deacon who was driving them was killed, and the bishops of the Antiochian Orthodox church were taken captive. I saw no protest by our state department, nor outrage from Obama (“We must not offend them”). The news media have been predictably silent, also.
These are the groups that attacked us on 9/11; murdered our ambassador in Libya; bombed the finish line at the Boston Marathon; and carried out other attacks on American people and properties.
There are more than 2 million Orthodox Christians in Syria who will be persecuted by the Islamists if we allow the rebels to overthrow Assad. There are also 400,000 Roman Catholic Christians in Syria. But our government has not shown one ounce of concern for them.
Is it because Russia, a strong Orthodox country, is backing Assad? They are fighting the Islamist rebels and realize the danger they are to the world. I wonder if Obama even knows the danger the Christians in Syria face if the rebels succeed in ousting Assad.
We need to start singing “Onward Christian Soldiers” again and fight for God and his followers.
Rev. Tony Joseph
Brothers’ appeal for support is appalling
I find it appalling that the Kuchera brothers are seeking character witness support for defrauding the government (April 26, The Tribune-Democrat).
Why would anyone support someone who illegally took money from the government? When they did that, they took taxpayer money and spent it on themselves and their families.
Because they hired disabled workers and gave contributions to the community, that did not give them the right to take taxpayer money to give away. If they had not defrauded the government, would they have given as much to the community?
A change of heart on background checks
Part of the Second Amendment states, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
At first, I thought that some type of gun control in the form of detailed background checks was necessary. However, after thinking about it, a few questions arose.
* What would be the criteria used to determine who gets or is denied gun ownership?
* Who would be determining whether or not a citizen is granted a weapon?
Look back to more than 200 years ago: If the British, the government in charge of America at the time, had required background checks, who would not have been granted gun ownership?
John Adams, Sam Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Patrick Henry and George Washington, to name a few. All of these American heroes would have been considered subversives by the British.
In the long run, detailed background checks could certainly infringe on the rights of many Americans “to bear arms.”
Although it sounds logical to enact these laws, would any type of gun control or background checks really keep weapons of any kind out of the hands of criminals, or those who are less than sane?
Ultimately, it is very scary to think that Washington politicians, especially those who are now in charge, would have the right to determine who or who does not have the right “to bear arms.”
Thus, I am 100 percent in favor of the Constitution as it is written.
John R. Skubak
Commentator Beck providing the truth
Where is the truth?
You will find it by listening to radio station WNTJ Mondays through Fridays and also on TV channel 75.
Conservative political commentator Glenn Beck has been demonized. People say he wants fame and money.
Not so. He spends his money to get out the truth. Because he tells the truth, his home and that of his children must be guarded and heavily secured. When going out, he needs guards and a special car because the evil ones do not want the truth to get to the people.
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Boston, six senators contacted him for help to get the truth out. Beck now has sources and documents for what he says is the truth.
Our government and media have been lying to us for a long time.
President Obama wants a one-party system and he wants to take our guns. When they have our guns, our freedom will be gone and our country will die.
I heard a woman say: “Our children are not our own, they belong to the community.” Hillary Clinton once said something similar.
Forget about homeland security protecting us. They are opening up our borders and allowing the evil Saudi nationals to kill Americans.
Obama says he is not rushing toward judgment. He said the same before the 2012 attack on the Benghazi diplomatic mission in Libya.
Keep silent and soon we will be a Marxist country and Islam will be our religion.
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