Reply to angry liberal’s hateful letter

A letter in response to the angry liberal in The Citizen Feb. 6, 2013.

First a critique: learn to encapsulate your thoughts and get your message across succinctly. If I may, it seems to me your response to the question why nearly 100 percent of African-Americans voted for Obama could have been stated so, “All Republicans are sub-human, racist, knuckle-dragging, lying children of Satan himself and Obama is in fact the son of God.”

See, your message in far fewer words!

What you did by filling nearly an entire page of this paper with your vitriol was simply to put on display exactly the expected response from a liberal in America today.

Vile, nasty, dehumanizing characterizations are spewed in order to avoid making a cogent point. Forget that Romney is a devout Mormon, devoted family man, community leader, and successful businessman. You simply bundle him up with others who have different views than the American Left and then spit hot venom all around until the question asked is forgotten.

By the way, an argument against public money paying for women’s contraceptives is not an obsession with “V’s.” And if you were referring to abortion, how narcissistic must one be to translate a core belief held by the majority that this act is morally abhorrent and should be avoided as much as possible to an obsession with your woman parts? “I wanna talk about me, me, me, me, ME!”

At the end of the day your diatribe full of hate never answered the original question asked. To be fair, I read that original question as a baited trap and you fell right into it.

Use as many words as you wish to avoid the obvious truth. Most African-Americans vote Democrat and will for the foreseeable future. At this point, it’s as much habit as logic (as it is for white men and Republicans). The increased voter numbers and percentages from that same demographic comes from the simple fact that Obama’s father was black and Romney is white. Was that so hard to read?

I am a conservative American and I for one do not judge others by the color of their skin (or their religion or sexual preference or even eye color). However, I may make judgments based upon countenance and actions.

Just because some disagree significantly with the course of the current administration and support those who work to block it does not make them racist or misogynists, and I am sick of such accusations. You diminish real hate and real racism by using such labels as a club to silence opposition.

Your words however, clearly demonstrate hatred for conservatives and their positions. Know that most conservatives do not hate our President. We do believe in our hearts and minds that most of his actions are misguided by a core belief he holds that a large central government, lead by a powerful executive that leverages power by taking from those who have and defines for the governed what they need and must do is best for society.

A dictator, however benevolent, is still a dictator. The power grabs by the executive branch did not start with Obama by a long shot, but we are near a tipping point where the people’s representatives are becoming little more than theater.

We vehemently disagree with this concept of an over-bearing, over-arching central government and rely on real history to support our position that a “Government Of the People, By the People, and For the People,” with co-equal branches and a separation of federal and states-held powers is still the best option.

To that end we will continue to support people who still believe that the God-given “unalienable rights, among which are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,” continue to be relevant, and the protection of those rights is a valid foundation of our country.

It is our duty as American citizens to speak out against any governmental actions that will diminish those rights, regardless of the race or creed of those in power.

Alan Felts

Peachtree City, Ga.

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So wrong

It’s clear from the majority of responses here that some readers’ interpretations are blatantly misinformed and bears absolutely no resemblance to what was written (“Why do blacks block vote?”). Read the comments and it’s obvious those opinions are viewed through a very narrow ideological prism. They totally miss the point and deviate far beyond reason.
Fair and open-minded readers understood every point in its full context. Choosing to label the article with negative barbs doesn’t change its irrefutable truths. In fact, it further illustrates everything that was said. Besides not liking what they “saw in the mirror,” I suspect opposing views don’t sit well either.

Deborah Lum

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So wrong

It’s clear from the majority of responses here that some readers’ interpretations are blatantly misinformed and bears absolutely no resemblance to what was written (“Why do blacks block vote?”). Read the comments and it’s obvious those opinions are viewed through a very narrow ideological prism. They totally miss the point and deviate far beyond reason.
Fair and open-minded readers understood every point in its full context. Choosing to label the article with negative barbs doesn’t change its irrefutable truths. In fact, it further illustrates everything that was said. Besides not liking what they “saw in the mirror,” I suspect opposing views don’t sit well either.

Deborah Lum

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Mr. Felts

Bravo on one of the better written pieces. Not sure about your day job but I think You'd make a great columnist.

BTW. People consumed with hate are so pathetically tragic sometimes it's just hard to find the words.

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Hey Alan
Letters to the Editor wrote:

Know that most conservatives do not hate our President.

I am curious how you came up with this conclusion. I have Republican and Tea Party friends and every single one of them has said to me the following: "I hate the guy" or "I hate YOUR President".

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RKS I don't hate him... I hate what he stands for..

..and I hate what he has done to this Country...

I have said it before.. I find I agree with much of what he says... but disagree with most of what he does...

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Alan Felts
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We do believe in our hearts and minds that most of his actions are misguided by a core belief he holds that a large central government, lead by a powerful executive that leverages power by taking from those who have and defines for the governed what they need and must do is best for society.

Most Americans respect your belief. Over 50% do not agree with you.

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To that end we will continue to support people who still believe that the God-given “unalienable rights, among which are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,” continue to be relevant, and the protection of those rights is a valid foundation of our country.

This Congress, which represents the American people, has the lowest rating in history because of it's inability to articulate the stand of the Americans they represent sufficiently to work together towards solutions to our current problems - as past members of Congress have been able to do. Hate, name calling, etc. has proven to be ineffective in the past in our country - and in our world. I feel that if we had intelligent representatives in our Congress who work together to achieve Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for all Americans - our country will continue to be a beacon of light to the rest of the world. We'll see what 2014 brings. There is intelligent thought on both sides of the proposed solutions to our problems. In the past, we have seen that by working together, Americans can achieve. We need leadership on BOTH SIDES.

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Agreed
Davids mom wrote:
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We do believe in our hearts and minds that most of his actions are misguided by a core belief he holds that a large central government, lead by a powerful executive that leverages power by taking from those who have and defines for the governed what they need and must do is best for society.

Most Americans respect your belief. Over 50% do not agree with you.

That 50% have become the Takers in America and believe Government and the rest of Americans owes them something... So you are absolutely correct DM.

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Takers
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That 50% have become the Takers in America and believe Government and the rest of Americans owes them something... So you are absolutely correct DM

When Romney intimated this belief - the Republicans lost. As part of the 50% that: pays taxes (without relying on loopholes); attends church; respects all of my neighbors ; votes in every election; - I have little respect for those who blatantly label people with a negative term like 'takers'. Many who earn under $250,000 a year give generously to 'others' regardless of their color or creed; support our veterans and active military; etc., etc., etc. It is obvious that you feel comfortable with your style of communication - but it is considered by many who may believe as you do, that it is hurting your cause. KEEP IT UP!! LOL!

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That's the new Reality we live in....

There are the Makers and then there are the Takers.....

We saw in in November and will continue to do so.

No matter how you label it.. If you have no Federal Tax bill and/or you accept some sort of Government check you are by any definition a Taker. Thus you will always vote for the Politicians that guarantee the continued flow of money TAKEN by the Government from the MAKERS in this Country.

That's an indisputable FACT.

Like it or not DM that is the new Reality...and it cannot continue indefinitely. No matter what the Democrats say... we are over $16 TRILLION dollars in debt add in the unfunded mandates and that goes up to over $110 TRILLION dollars.

We can't pay that DM... and again by any definition if you can't pay your debts you are broke... This County cannot continue with all the entitlements and fewer of us paying into the Treasury. Why do you think the Fed is "printing" $85 BILLION dollars per MONTH DM....

That's $85 BILLION PER MONTH...Dm.. of digitized ones and zeros...fiat currency inflating our money supply to keep the wheel spinning. Each one and Zero devaluing the dollar.

Once that stops DM do you think it will just keep spinning...? Do you?

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Alan... Believe it or not I am speechless..

...simply because nothing else needs to be said.

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