Letters to the Editor

Twisted view

December 30, 2009


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.


Liberty_One 4 years, 3 months ago

georgiahawk (Anonymous) says…

"Can someone explain to me how Christ was not a socialist?"

Socialism requires the use of force. The state, with its monopoly on the legal use of force, takes property from private hands by the means of force. Normally we call this theft, but some think if the state does it then it is somehow moral. I'm not a Christian, but I've never heard the mandate to "confiscate thy neighbor's property for your own benefit, but only if he has been too industrious. If he is slovenly then give of thineself, err, take from some other neighbor and give to him."


georgiahawk 4 years, 3 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!


Thing 4 years, 3 months ago

Curtis, where exactly do you get your news? Don't tell me...let me guess - MSNBC, The Daily KOS, or maybe


Curtiss 4 years, 3 months ago


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.


Agnostick 4 years, 3 months ago

The original remarks by President Obama, that induced the childish cherrypicking of Cal Thoma.


barrypenders 4 years, 3 months ago

Acai Berry's have been exposed. It's been touted as the Progressive Agressive way to Colon Blow. Thanks for the tip Mr. Shewmon.

Stimulus, Colon Blow, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless us all


Zachary Stoltenberg 4 years, 3 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?


Tom Shewmon 4 years, 3 months ago

Just who has twisted views? Are Obama, Pelosi and Reid the real racist?

"As if there weren't enough objectionable parts to the Democrats' government health care bills on Capitol Hill, it now turns out that the plans actively promote racial discrimination." ...............................

"In other words, in the name of protecting minority owners, the bill provides fewer protections for minority patients. That's obnoxious.

All of these race-based provisions ought to be removed. They make an awful bill something even worse: They make it absolutely immoral. "


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 3 months ago

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

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


Brent Garner 4 years, 3 months ago

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


Liberty_One 4 years, 3 months ago

I guess the LJW found room for Mike's blather too.


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