June 20, 2005

Interesting Letter to the Editor

From the Times:

For a long time in life I never quite knew where I fit in. Let's review. White male Christian, been married to the same woman for 25 years, two children and a dog, own a gun and like to go hunting. I'm not gay so what gay people do is not my business. I pay taxes and I live in a civilized society funding the general welfare is not something I have a problem with.

If stateless terrorists attack the country I live in, the military I fund should hunt them down. The country that funded the attack should be held accountable.

Last but not least: If I have a problem with a medical procedure because of my spiritual belief, I don't do it.

When a society starts to use the Bible as a guide to implement and make law the outcome is disaster. The devil will quote scripture to his benefit, and the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I think being conservative is not a bad thing. I wish everybody that claims to be one would remember what being conservative means.
I think there are thousands of people who have always considered themselves "conservative" who are wondering just what the hell has happened since this gang of faux-Christian thugs and neocons hijacked the movement and the country.

The Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld gang is no more traditional conservatives than I am. They are truly radical in their desire to change this country into something that I believe no one, not even conservatives, would like it to become.


At 6/20/2005 10:18 AM, Blogger diehard said...

Then the answer is to put up decent candidates and support them totalley. Thanks to the Republican party and the media the American public thinks that elections are unimportant.
Meanwhile back in Washington these holier than thou congressmaen are boofing their secraterys over their lunch hour.
Do the people of Kansas really beleive the Republicans are the morality party?
every election they come out with the same garbage, they hate Gays, they hate women, and they really hate minorities but they cant get away with saying so publicly since those darned progressives were elected President, Harry Truman, JFK, LBJ so they had to look for a new boogeyman.
GAY MARRIGE! ABORTION, GUN CONTROL, because you never now when youll have to defend yourself agaist a Darkee!!
And unions, God forbid that American workers would make a decent wage!!
If its true that the mafia and the REAL Mayor Daly delverd Chicago in 1960 for Kennedy then were is Sam Giancana when you need him!

At 6/20/2005 12:48 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Diehard, good points.

Lets find out who penned this letter and see if he will speak out front and center a bit. Dope are we talking the QC Times paper?Is he famous? Is he someone that can't get crucified by the Right wing nuts?

If not, then bring him out front and let him speak to all who can hear him!!

At 6/20/2005 12:58 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

One more point and I feel like I am beating a drum repeating myself.

Remember in history as a child when we were taught about the Mayflower sailing to the New World to escape religious persecution?

If we get to the point again in our lives where we want to avoid Regious persecution and with Bush in power we are getting close, there is no where left to sail to......

Wake up folks and get involved for the sake of your kids and grandkids. Don't take it for granted. Freedom is not what the right has defined. Freedom is for all - not just those few Christians who are "saved".

Religion is good but not when it's mixed with Government. Ever.

At 6/21/2005 6:29 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

The gentleman that wrote this letter to the editor did indeed sign it. His name was published along with it, of course.

I didn't include it as his perspective was the thing I wanted to present.

The author of the letter is Ray Donahue of Bettendorf

At 6/21/2005 7:13 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Dope - you ought to interview him and then publish the info!! A guy who is not totally right wing from Bettendorf - who would have thought?


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