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Letters to the Editor

Twisted view

December 30, 2009

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To the editor:

Cal Thomas, in the Journal World’s Christmas Eve edition, challenges his readers to evaluate their personal satisfaction in light of the many material blessings they enjoy, especially compared to generations past. Good! He also reminds readers to remember why it is that Christmas is celebrated. Fine, and most appropriate.

Mr. Thomas, however — not unlike certain citizens of our community who find offensive political messages in the Kansas University Vespers — adds his peace and goodwill to the season by inferring that President Obama (our “socialist” leader), speaking about the spirit of Christmas to schoolchildren in the nation’s capital, invoked the name of Jesus as a means for “government (to take) from the productive and (give) to the nonproductive,” and further stretched that “to (Obama), Jesus is a socialist.”

I would argue that Mr. Thomas and others of his ilk actually desecrate the spirit of Christmas by exploiting its most important and beautiful elements (peace, love and giving) as a sad pretext for their twisted political views. Merry Christmas, Mr. Thomas, and thank you, Journal-World, for somehow finding room for his blather on Christmas Eve.

Comments

Brent Garner 4 years, 7 months ago

Let's see, conservative = hate, leftist = love. Ok I get it!

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 7 months ago

"Let's see, conservative = hate, leftist = love."

That seems to be the message of most your posts, bk.

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Zachary Stoltenberg 4 years, 7 months ago

I guess President Obama doesn't care about Black people. Or maybe he only half cares, on his daddy side. What do you think autie?

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Curtiss 4 years, 7 months ago

Tom:

Citing the Washington Times proves nothing. Washington Times is not news any more than Fox is. It's propaganda from Reverend Moon, a lunatic who claims to be the messiah. If that's where you get your news, no wonder you're so woefully misinformed.

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georgiahawk 4 years, 6 months ago

Can someone explain to me how Christ was not a socialist? Please do not use a re-definition of socialism that is so politicized that it has no basis in established reality!

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