published Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Many shouldn't be casting stones and other letters to the editors

Many shouldn't be casting stones

To all who are so judgmental of Dr. Scott DesJarlais, I ask what you would do in the same situation? If you haven't experienced something similar, you don't know. I believe that most anyone could have made the same mistake.

I believe Dr. DesJarlais was only using the abortion issue to prove the lady was not pregnant.

How often do we read about ministers, presidents, governors, teachers and other important people getting caught up in affairs?

It would be interesting to know how many doctors have had relationships with their patients.

Eric Stewart and others who are prone to criticize should read Chapter 8 of the Gospel of John and then decide if they should be casting stones.

Most importantly, Dr. DesJarlais has stood by his promises. He has worked hard, represented his people well, and kept them informed. People in District 4 would be wise to elect him again.

WILLARD N. LEWIS


Voting for Obama doesn't please God

Christians should vote. The choice is between a bad person with some principles (Mitt Romney) and an evil person with no principles (President Obama).

Obama supports taxpayer funding of abortion all nine months, supports same-sex marriage, and is disrespectful to, and unwilling to stand with, Israel. Historian David Barton, who has studied all the past presidents, said, "The hostility of President Obama toward biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president!"

Christians vote for the candidate most pleasing to God who will cause God to send the least judgment upon our country. God will hold all Americans accountable for the evil actions of our political leaders. When President Obama said our policy is to divide Jerusalem, seven hours later the city of Joplin, Mo., was destroyed by a tornado. When President Obama declared June "Homosexual Pride Month," a drought started resulting in the highest price for corn and soybeans in history.

President Obama said when he didn't know he was being recorded he would "have more flexibility" after the election. There's reason to believe Obama will do even greater evil after the election!

Voting our Christian faith, convictions and principles is our duty to God and can save lives!

DANIEL D. NAVE, Elizabethton, Tenn.


Who needs work if benefits free?

Dow Chemical to lay off 2,400; DuPont to lay off 1,500.

Not to worry. Obama is gonna give you unemployment money, food stamps and public housing.

Thank you, Mr. President.

LARRY FOSTER


Conservative paper needed

I think it is obvious to all who are trying to stay informed that the Chattanooga Times Free Press no longer gives a balanced view of liberal and conservative causes. Editorials, format and headlines all reveal this.

What a wonderful time for a conservative daily paper. Subscriptions would be tremendous and advertisements would make for a sound financial base once the paper is up and running.

KENNETH SIMONDS


Restrict campaign funding by area

I believe that we need an amendment to the Constitution relating to campaign funding.

I envision something like this:

Anyone running for office can receive funds only from the area they are seeking to represent: U. S. House only from that district. Senate only from that state. President only from the U.S.A.

Funds from PACs could only be received from PACs in the areas cited above, and these PACs would have to document that all of the funds provided came only from the area specified above.

So-called super PACs would have to maintain a complete listing of all contributors and would be limited to candidates' jurisdiction.

All campaign ads would be required to contain only truthful statements with the documentation available for review by all persons interested.

I believe that this would help bring some sanity back to our election process.

ROGER THOMPSON, Coffee County


Negative portrayals are voting turn-off

Just wondering: Do you believe as I that the more a candidate's minions insist on portraying the opponent negatively, using words similar to "liar" and "murderer," it is more of a turn-off than anything that ingratiates that person with prospective voters.

I was at a point that when I was undecided, those kinds of slurs would have convinced me that I don't want that person leading "my" country for four years or four days.

I am also against the expression that everyone should vote. I say that an intelligent, well-thought-out selection should not be canceled out by one that is merely following a line of thought as one sheep following the flock, because that candidate looks nice, or talks louder, or has influential friends.

I'm glad I cast my ballot on the first day of early voting, otherwise I may have stayed home on Nov. 6. In other words, I am urging everyone to cast your vote for the candidate who is not so negative that it clouds the message put forth by that person. Bear in mind the winner will be placed in the unenviable position that he will be leader of the free world.

JOHN J. PERRI, Ooltewah


Both candidates rely on errors

Several seasoned librarians where I work told me about www.FactCheck.org. The site provides feedback about the three recent debates concerning the accuracy or lack thereof regarding what was said. Everything is fully documented (much like a research paper) and corrections are supplied.

Both of our esteemed candidates and their running mates need to hire real researchers, so that they don't continue to share incorrect data/facts. It is incredible to see the misinformation which each believes to be correct. In light of this -- it is sad that they resorted to such antics, which in essence, were backed by errors.

It appears to me that this is a poor indicator of the education they received, and that they actually hold degrees.

NOEL LaPOINTE, Cleveland, Tenn.


Endorsement is appalling

Where is Lee Anderson when we need him. The idea that the supposedly conservative editorial page of the Times Free Press would endorse a third-party candidate is appalling. We have a wonderful opportunity to elect Mitt Romney, a brilliant, experienced, moral man. I pray daily that the Lord will be merciful and allow us to elect the Romney/Ryan ticket to get our beloved country back on the right track.

JACQUE BENDERMAN


God, the judge, won't bless nation

Most of the time people are concerned about the economy (with good reason). But has anyone stopped and thought that even if a president had a good plan to bring our debt down, that God (the God that this nation was founded on), will not bless this nation? Not when millions of babies are aborted. The homosexual agenda has been accepted as normal. I'd like to ask, does anyone really think God will bless us? Why should He? I know, I know, God is so full of grace. But He is also a judge!

BRENDA DUNN

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ToHoldNothing said...

DANIEL D. NAVE and BRENDA DUNN-

even if there was a God, which I see no reason to believe or take seriously, I imagine anything like what you describe would not actually care about human affairs in the slightest. Any correlations you make between "anti biblical" declarations and disasters are coincidence at most, inane at worst. Or it certainly wouldn't judge us based the mere snuffing out of potential life that cannot survive outside the womb to begin with or accepting people with a variation on human sexuality that is not damaging in any way more than heterosexuality.

God was not the founding principle of this country so much as the incidental source that people believed freedom came from. The Bible is not implicit or explicit in the laws of the country and I wouldn't take the words of someone who insists Jefferson was a Christian when the man cut up the Bible and took out Jesus' miracles.

I would hope that this kind of nonsense dies out, but it won't unless people speak up and correct claims that are baseless and rooted in deep seated insecurity that is only resolved by superstition and theocratic tendencies.

October 27, 2012 at 1:10 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

"Historian" David Barton??

OMG that's funny!

October 27, 2012 at 4:27 a.m.
Ozzy87 said...

ToHoldNothing, I wonder if Nave and Dunn think that God was bringing down judgement on Tampa for the Republicans being such HUGE HYPOCRITES? What IS the "homosexual agenda"? Is there a prize for being a part of it? Is it like some banks in the past that gave a new blender or a toaster to customers for opening new accounts? Silly me, all this time I thought it was just to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and government. As a citizen, I demand no more and I will not accept anything less.

October 27, 2012 at 7:25 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

It's time to get a new god as the old one hasn't done a very good job. The old goat is feeble, mentally deranged, subject to delusions of grandeur, and as useful as chewing gum stuck to a sandal.

If you insist on a god, can't you come up with something better than Yahweh? Sean Connery is not busy, has a much better personality, has a great accent, and won't send you to hell for not believing in him.

Instead of Jesus, how-a-bout Penn Jillette? Penn's tricks are better, he enjoys a good laugh, a better dinner guest and not so down-in-the-mouth as Jesus.

Let's find a better Holy Ghost while we're at it. George Carlin is my choice. Nothing like a funny ethereal spirit to keep things entertaining.

That's my ticket to replace the worn-out Sky Daddy, Junior, and Holy-Moly Roly-Poly Spook.

October 27, 2012 at 8:23 a.m.
degage said...

The hate God crew is out in full force. Losers all of you.

October 27, 2012 at 8:43 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

So, degage, you think David Barton's work is valid?

October 27, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

degage said..."The hate God crew is out in full force."

How can I hate what doesn't exist? Neither do I hate the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, or leprechauns, though compared to Jehovah they're much better company.

October 27, 2012 at 9:49 a.m.
jjmez said...

WILLARD N LEWS

Sorry, Willard baby, but it was GOPers like DeJarlais who ran on a ticket of moral Christian values and integrity. Who apparently believe having affairs and abortions are only morally just for the ringwing and wealthy.

October 27, 2012 at 10:15 a.m.

WILLARD N. LEWIS, it's not about casting stones. It's about casting ballots.

Republicans and conservatives has ranted for years that we shouldn't vote for Democrats who have had such affairs, but now a Republican has done it, and used abortion to manipulate the person?

What does that tell us when you adopt such a position?

DANIEL D. NAVE, so let's see your idea of God expressing his will is for the innocent people of Joplin Missouri to be punished? For thousands of farmers to have their crops undergo a drought?

Remind me to avoid YOUR Church. No deity I would worship would engage in such malicious behavior.

LARRY FOSTER, you'd rather they be turned out into the streets? Yeah, that'll be without costs.

KENNETH SIMONDS, and truth would be optional. Why is Mitt Romney entitled to his own version of reality?

ROGER THOMPSON, keep dreaming, keep dreaming. Because we sure need that!

JOHN J. PERRI, everyone should vote, and if you want people to be informed, inform them, don't rail that they shouldn't vote unless they're informed, because making that selection is far more discriminatory.

NOEL LaPOINTE, to be fair, they are somewhat removed from their educations. That said, Factcheck.org has its own problems with bias. Namely chiding Obama for minor conflicts while ignoring Romney's far greater misrepresentations, or at best, equating them.

JACQUE BENDERMAN, really, you think Mitt Romney is a moral man? Why? You must be a poor judge of character. Perhaps you should pray for God for more insight rather than asking for God to determine our elections.

BRENDA DUNN, and you presume to know God's judgement? Based on what? How do you know better? And does God not care about killing hundreds of thousands of adults in false wars, about leaving people to starve, about rapes happening because of an indifference to them?

Degage, the people who hate God the most are the ones who seek to use God as a weapon to express THEIR will.

You cannot love God while doing so.

Don't be fooled by the people claiming to know God, they're the real haters.

October 27, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.
librul said...

The problems and crises of the world will NEVER be solved by people on their knees with their eyes shut!

October 27, 2012 at noon
LibDem said...

So, Mr. Nave, your god is a petty, spiteful child who stomps towns when it doesn't get its way?

October 27, 2012 at 12:26 p.m.
tipper said...

I'm beginning to feel that God must be a Republican. I really don't think that evangelical Christians would ever consider voting for a Mormon if he or she were not Republicans. I don't think evangelicals would vote for DesJarlais if he were not Republican. What I do think is that those evangelical Christians who particularly support DesJarlais under the circumstances of his personal failures that Christians vehemently oppose only signal a very hypocritical and disturbing perception of some Christians today. I think evangelical Christians despise Democrats and Obama so much for whatever reason that they will disavow their own principles to support a Republican. I didn't know that God was so political.

October 27, 2012 at 2:12 p.m.
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