People don’t want to read the truth
In response to Judy Dukes’ letter about why there aren’t more conservative newspapers, there are some, but the answer to your question is easy. The answer is sin sells. Just look at movies, TV shows and magazines, six o’clock news, and the list goes on and on.
Conservatives believe in God and that sin is wrong. As proof, there are 77 percent of citizens who say they are Christians, but only 20 percent attend church regularly. Most liberals want God removed from schools, government and anything else they can think of.
There is a majority of liberals and most are for greed and what they think is happiness. When papers print facts and constitutional rights, that isn’t what most liberals want to hear, so conservative papers won’t sell as well (it takes a profit to stay in business). People don’t want to hear the truth or read facts from newspapers or the Bible; doing so may remind them of their sinful lifestyle.
What they think is happiness here on earth, won’t buy them a place in heaven.
— Jim McKittrick
Work for all, not just your party
Blackmail has never worked. Why did Republican extremists led by John Boehner, think it would work by holding Americans hostage unless they got what they wanted? Why not pass the ACA and then work out their disagreements afterwards without the use of blackmail if they find some parts need to be changed?
To continue on this path is ridiculous. Come on, Congress people, work for the American people as you were elected to do, not a political party.
— Jerry Jenkins
Reid to blame for shutdown
Having read for several days now many letters printed in the Tribune-Star regarding various aspects of the fiscal impasse that recently gripped Washington, D.C., it has become increasingly apparent that one important aspect of this has gone virtually unmentioned amidst the consternation and vituperation. The shutdown is entirely the manufacture of one individual.
On Oct. 2, the House of Representatives voted in a bipartisan manner to pass a bill funding the NIH, the National Institute of Health, which, among other things, conducts research into various cancers. This research often provides life-saving treatments for pediatric cancer patients. Having passed the House, this Bill was denied a vote in the Senate by Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
On Oct. 2, the House of Representatives voted in a bipartisan manner to fully fund the National Parks, Memorials and Monuments. This funding would have prevented the shameful instances of veterans being turned away from the memorials erected in honor of their service and sacrifice by what some have dubbed “Barry-cades”. This bill was denied a vote in the Senate by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
On Oct. 3, the House of Representatives voted in a bipartisan manner to fund the Veteran’s Administration, thereby ensuring our veterans received, in a timely fashion, the benefits they have earned through their honorable service to this nation. This Bill was denied a vote in the Senate by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
On Oct. 3, the House of Representatives voted in a bipartisan manner to fund payments for our National Guard and Army Reserve personnel. This Bill was denied a vote in the Senate by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
There seems to be a pattern emerging, in that one person was, as others have claimed, “holding the country hostage” during the latest fiscal impasse. Having duly elected a Republican majority in the House, from which all spending must originate, does it really seem fair that one senator could impede the Congress from doing its assigned duty and acting to fund those aspects of the government it deems appropriate?
— Thomas W. Bogigian
West Terre Haute
Blood transfusions not discouraged
Letter writer Sharon Ammen made a misstatement in her letter printed Oct. 11.
She wrote that Seventh-day Adventists do not believe in blood transfusions. As a matter of fact, members are encouraged to donate blood, especially in times of crisis.
Seventh-day Adventists operate hospitals in many countries and administer blood transfusions on a regular basis.
— Janet Schlunt
People don’t want to read the truth
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