published Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Lies can bring president down and other letters to the editors

Lies can bring president down

President Obama and the top officials of his administration would do well to read "All The President's Men" before saying anything else about what they knew and when they knew about the callous abandonment of four brave Americans in Benghazi. What Woodward and Bernstein make clear is that former President Nixon was not impeached and his top officials sent to prison because of the Watergate burglary -- or even their "dirty tricks." No, they suffered their fates because they lied about Watergate to anybody and everybody with a microphone and a TV camera.

And while the liberal press has been able to bury this tragedy because of the widespread impact of Sandy, even they will not be able to keep the truth from finally coming out.

STEVE GALYON, Trenton, Georgia

Bring punishment to the wrongdoer

In reference to the letter (Oct. 30), "Practicing what we preach is difficult." The author suggested that we should have "turned the other cheek after 9/11 and built hospitals and schools back in their country." The sole purpose of these terrorists was to devastate America and kill.

Jesus and his disciples laid the foundation for people to form governments to make laws and keep peace. America has become the most powerful nation on earth, where other countries have been around for thousands of years and are still living in bad ways. Imagine the evil without America.

Finally, look at Israel. If not for the existence of the United States, Israel in all likelihood would have been erased off the map as the leader of Iran suggests. America is protecting all God's people, and God blesses America each and every day.

Lastly, the author should review the passages in Romans Chapter 13:1-5. Pay close attention to verse 4 where Paul says "But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer."

JOHN GRAY, Dunlap, Tenn.

Storm victims appreciate aid

I am writing to thank the utility workers from Chattanooga who came to Connecticut to help restore power. Our family lives in a rural area and lost power on Monday (Oct. 29) because a tree came down on the power lines. I have a son with autism who does not understand why the lights don't work or why the TV doesn't come on. To come home late Wednesday evening to find a crew from Chattanooga removing the tree and restoring our electricity was wonderful. I know there are families in Chattanooga missing their spouses/parents because they are here in Connecticut helping get the power going for all of us. Thank you for your sacrifice.

BETH LAMBERT, Barkhamsted, Conn.

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STEVE GALYON, keep trying to exploit that tragedy for your own benefit. You can keep purveying lies but you'll never get us to subscribe to your truth.

JOHN GRAY, ah the myth of America as God's tool on earth. Want to scour the Bible for people who arrogantly claimed to be acting for God?

Or will you just blindly believe in your own superiority which allows you to justify every horror you spread?

November 8, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

John Gray's letter indicates exactly what is wrong with religious orthodoxy — a belief in fairy-tales as fact rather than metaphor.

One of Aesop's Fables have more value and genuine instruction for life than a literal reading of the entire Bible.

Certainly Aesop would have been a better companion and teacher than the paranoid, delusional old tribal goat called Jehovah.

November 8, 2012 at 8:37 a.m.
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