Letter: Leaving the people at the Democratic altar

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Jezebel was a leader of a political movement: a movement to lead people away from God. She was invested in Baal worship, sexual immorality and infant sacrifice. This worship has plagued people from the beginning of the Bible to the end.

Fast forward to today. As you may know, the Democratic Party voted down the bill to protect a baby from death after an abortion that did not kill the baby. I know Asheville is Democratic territory, but I think if you studied the platforms the Democratic Party celebrates, you would be dismayed and sickened by the things they propose. They are not creative or thoughtful thinkers.

I call it leaving the people at the Democratic altar.

“Use your energies to build, not destroy.”

— Susan Greenelsh
Asheville

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9 thoughts on “Letter: Leaving the people at the Democratic altar

  1. Jason W

    Universal health care, women & minority rights, fair wages, corporate accountability, environmental stewardship, sensible gun laws; yeah, those are all sickening platforms.

    • Richard B.

      Well, a couple of your platforms are in place, having a long history of being fought for by fair people of all parties, like women & minority rights, environmental stewardship (obviously not to your satisfaction, but think about vehicular emission controls, for one). Sensible gun laws I might give you….don’t believe assault rifles are everyone’s right to own, makes no sense.
      However, the others are somewhat ethereal, making for one to feel like he or she has the High Moral Ground, but not much rational thinking or reality checks seem to have occurred with some of these Liberal agenda’s talking points.

  2. Enlightened Enigma

    more and more people daily discover just how EVIL the democrackkks are to their core… the most evil people among us.

  3. FARQWAD

    Democrats=Republicans=Democrats=Republicans
    They are all the same people
    Both of these “parties” are evil

    • J

      Exactly; both simultaneously and purposefully divizing scemes to divide and conquer. They both know that 1 isn’t necessary w/out the other; and are completely self serving….. both ACT as antagonists, but become completely united when big campaign donors are threatened; LATEST EXAMPLE IPAC. Where Both parties deem critical expression to IPACS political influence (22$million donated to last years midterms ALONE!) as antisemitism ( completely absurd!)
      When I get robo-calls from either party for financial support; my response it always the same; “unless my financial support will help purchase a bulldozer to flatten ALL state and federal buildings; DO NOT CALL ME AGAIN!”

  4. J

    I’ll make a deal; as a democrat I’ll be prolife… if U, an assumtive republican vote to increase taxes for social safety nets to help support these unwanted children; opposed to supporting THE US military industrial complex

    Shake??

    • Independent

      Why couldn’t they cut spending instead? Here are a few, the list could go on and on.
      • “Rural Utility Service.” This program costs taxpayers $8.2 billion/year and has no actual purpose after its original intent — bringing electricity to rural communities — was long ago achieved. It’s now being used to bring broadband access to small communities (usually with populations of less than 20,000). However there’s no indication the “beneficiaries” of this expensive government agency actually appreciate the program and the majority of its projects are not completed on time or within budget.
      • Sugar Subsidies. America, as Democrats frequently intone, faces a health crisis. What they don’t tell us is that it’s largely of their own making, as Congress subsidizes the production of unhealthy foods like sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Eliminating sugar subsidies alone would save $6 billion, enough to fund the border wall; it would also have the added benefit of helping curb the nation’s obesity epidemic.
      • Community Development Grants. These grants were created in the 70s to revitalize failing American cities. The program has almost always been plagued with dysfunction, with grants going to wealthy communities and other recipients failing to produce accountability or results. Citizens Against Government Waste reports that even President Obama called for reining in the program. It’s elimination would save $15 billion over 5 years.
      • The United Nations. As the United Nation’s largest contributor, the U.S. in 2016 donated $10 billion to the U.N. As CAGW notes, reducing these contributions just 25 percent would create a savings of $12.5 billion over 10 years. Of the money Congress appropriates for the United Nations, 5 million taxpayer dollars are itemized for abortions in foreign countries.
      • Amtrak. Congress could sell Amtrak to the private sector where it would almost certainly be operated more efficiently, but instead it’s showered in billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies. Over the next five years, these subsidies will cost $9.7 billion.
      • Unused Real Estate. Congress appropriates money to maintain federal real estate that’s not actually being used. Per CAGW, an October 31, 2017, CRS report found that, “In FY2016, federal agencies owned 3,120 buildings that were vacant (unutilized), and another 7,859 that were partially empty (underutilized).” Current laws require the government to undergo a series of steps before considering a sale of these buildings. Were selling this unused property prioritized, the 5-year savings are estimated at $15 billion. Simply maintaining the unused buildings annually costs $1.7 billion.
      • Foreign Aid. American taxpayers currently spend more than $50 billion a year helping develop foreign countries. Many of the recipients are not known for being America’s closest allies — such as Egypt, South Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, Russia, the Congo, Sudan, and Zambia — which raises the question of what Americans are receiving in exchange for all of this aid. Cutting these donations back just 10 percent would be enough to fund the wall.
      • Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. The Government Accountability Office estimates taxpayers are spending more than $137 billion annually on “payment errors,” which covers all manner of waste, fraud, and abuse within Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The feds could implement the same kind of fraud protections credit card companies used to ensure against abuse, but don’t. In fact, Congress has gone in the opposite direction, winding down the program intended to police fraud within Medicare, the so-called Recovery Audit Contractor. In other words, Congress is knowingly funding tens of billions of dollars of fraud annually.

      • Richard B.

        Excellent research. Send this along to Senators Burr & Tillis, and the NC Congress men and women.

  5. luther blissett

    “As you may know, the Democratic Party voted down the bill to protect a baby from death after an abortion that did not kill the baby.”

    There was no such bill.

    “Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.”

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