To the editor:
The author of the June 6 Public Forum letter titled “Time for change” blames America’s problems as a discreet event starting with President Bush, justifies President Obama’s actions and objects to disagreement with those actions. The author ignores world events are a continuum with Presidents Reagan and Bush inheriting messes from Democratic presidents, and Congressmen Barney Frank’s and Chris Dodd’s roles in the current financial crises. There is plenty of blame to go around.
The public did vote for change seeking a new direction. We did not vote for our Constitution to be trampled or for our government taking over our banks, financial institutions and automobile industry. We did not vote for statism!
In President Obama’s rush to reward the unions he disenfranchises the legal rights of bondholders of Chrysler and calls them greedy. It turns out those greedy bondholders are Indiana state police and teachers pension funds. The Indiana attorney general is taking the case to the Supreme Court.
In April 2009, english.pravda.ru ran an opinion column titled: “American capitalism gone with a whimper.” The opening line reads: “It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.” A must-read for those wanting an outside view of our current situation.
It is our right and obligation to disagree with our president based on principle.