published Monday, September 30th, 2013

Food stamp cuts disgraceful and other letters to the editors

Food stamp cuts disgraceful

How many of the members of Congress who voted to cut the funding of Food Stamps for the needy in our country have ever had to go hungry themselves? Or worse yet, how many congressmen or congresswomen have ever had to see their children or grandchildren do without needed food because they simply could not do anything about it? The United States of America is the wealthiest and greatest country in the world. To cut government spending by cutting food assistance to our underprivileged citizens is nothing short of disgraceful! The true greatness of any country is not measured by its wealth or military power, but by the way in which that country cares for its neediest citizens.

REV. H. HUNTER HUCKABAY JR.


Health reform hurts equality

Can government reduce inequality, as liberal E. J. Dionne (Times, Sept. 22) wishes? No, it cannot, because the enforcers it hires to force inequality down make power unequal. O’Romneycare hires thousands of new IRS agents to rule over us in the name of equality? That makes inequality worse, not better.

Those who claim to redistribute wealth are really redistributing power to themselves away from ordinary people, as Satan, the first liberal, did in the Garden of Eden. So the aim of forcing equality worsens inequality and grabs power. Repent of and abandon the aim. O’Romneycare may succeed in buying votes and making the system harder to improve. It’ll fail as an equalizer, as our President admitted when comparing the health care for presidents with that for citizens.

Empower the people by making O’Romneycare taxes optional on Form 1040.

Government does sometimes worsen inequality, as with “Too Big to Fail” and with subsidies for VW and Amazon but not for mom and pop. It can stop making things worse. End corporate welfare. Donate to the Institute for Justice.

ANDREW LOHR


Let the Bible be your guide

Sincere appreciation to Dr. Brian H. Cosby for his excellent guest editorial article “Four Common Misconceptions: A Pastor’s Perspective” (9/13) and to the unidentified author of “What’s A Church To Do” (8/31). Both articles require and inspire thought as opposed to supposition — both support the Bible, God’s Holy Word.

JOYCE E. HILL, Signal Mountain

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ToHoldNothing said...

"Oh no, people disagree with us and want us to listen to a different perspective? But we can't change our minds, that's scary! Better react negatively and claim we're being persecuted, that'll distract them from our passive aggression"

September 30, 2013 at 12:42 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

Ah, Rev. Huckabay, how many of the Presidents Obamacare is named after have signed up for it themselves? Not one. How many Congresspeople and their staffers and the bureaucrats who wrote 2000 pages of law and 13,000 pages of regulations have signed up for it, as opposed to exempting themselves from it?

As for food stamps, my wife and I and our two to six kids get them--thank you, fellow taxpayers--and we could live on less: a lot more potatoes and a bit less hazelnut coffee creamer. A more sustainable safety net, costing less so people can keep more of what we earn, may show more love than lying, unfinanced promises, eh? Cheaper vouchers we can spend as we choose may please us more than expensive programs that feed bureaucrats, eh? I recall from the '70s that Australia's department of aborigines was spending around $1700 per aborigine, and the average aborigine got $96 or so.

Jesus our Lord gave his own life, but He didn't crucify the taxpayers. He denounced those who sound the trumpet while giving away their own money; how much more those who sound the trumpet while giving away other people's money and their children's!

September 30, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.
conservative said...

REV. H. HUNTER HUCKABAY JR. you certainly come in contact with able bodied people who have no business receiving food stamps.

You known the system is abused and yet you clamor for more.

It is simply the sins of covetousness and greed.

There is a sermon idea for your fold.

You could also throw in a few words on the subject of wasting food money on lottery tickets.

September 30, 2013 at 6:59 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

"Let the Bible be your guide"

Yes, feel free to murder those unlike you, rape the women, enslave the conquered, steal their lands, smash babies to bits, make women submissive, and kill your children if they backtalk.

And remember, "God is Love."

These and other gems of madness are found in the collection of myths known as the Bible. If you're going to ask for "Intelligent Design" to be taught as sciencenece, don't you think it would be wise to have an intelligent designer, not the blood-thirsty and malevolent Jehovah?

"It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand." — Mark Twain

September 30, 2013 at 7:55 a.m.
LibDem said...

Darn! Once again, we liberals are exposed as the little satans we are.

September 30, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.
una61 said...

"God's Holy Word" is a Canon (book of books) written by many men over a period of many years based on hearsay (The Oral Tradition). The Canon was subsequently edited, translated, copied many times.

September 30, 2013 at 1:03 p.m.
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