I thoroughly sympathize with the Nov. 14 letter headlined “The road to socialism.” This country is truly on the slippery slope toward socialism. It was all so sneaky that we didn’t notice it taking place until it was too late.
First, quite a long time ago, townspeople everywhere banded together to fight fires, when really everyone should have put out his or her own. Then they put together a police force to try to keep the criminal elements at bay. And as if that wasn’t enough, those socialists formed a public education system, giving the riffraff opportunities that previously were available to only the rich.
Then there was the problem of roads, which were a mess until those politicians decided the government better build and maintain a vast system between the states.
Of course, the crowning blows were Social Security and Medicare. (Those non-productive seniors don’t deserve any help.)
So along came Obama, with his socialistic idea that the 40 million or so without medical care should be helped by the government. (This will probably siphon off a lot of tax revenue that could be better spent for weapons of mass destruction.)
As the letter said, shame on those religious leaders who didn’t speak out in the last election. (You don’t suppose they actually believe in separation of church and state.)
Or maybe they took to heart the teachings of Christ (probably the most socialist human being who ever walked this Earth), who said in so many words that we should all take care of one another.
Find compromise on abortion
In response to the Nov. 14 letter headlined “Protect our posterity”: The writer should study her American history. The bloodiest war fought on this continent was fought because people refused to compromise.
There is no simple yes or no answer to abortion, and if both sides would quit demanding one, they might find a solution they could both live with.
I do not agree with abortion on demand as a birth-control method; nor do I agree that victims of rape or women in danger of losing their lives should be denied abortions. The only real solution would be a very costly process of taking each case on its own merits within the first trimester.
At what point does a fetus become a life? I don’t know. Every living cell is a form of life. The Rev. Troy Perry, founder of Metropolitan Community Church and author of The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I’m Gay, stated that he not only remembers being part of his mother but also being part of his father. That sounds unlikely, but I can’t say it’s impossible.
Abortion is a very complicated issue, which frequently leaves out the right of the father of the unborn child to have his child. There is no simple yes or no solution. If both sides would quit demanding one, they might reach a compromise they could both live with until we could afford to take each case on its merits, or learn more about when human life actually begins.
The Rev. William Cain
Did the Republican base of the great state of Ohio not understand the results of the recent election?
If House Bill 298 to defund Planned Parenthood becomes law, the Republican Party will not be happy with the results of the upcoming 2014 election. This bill is just another slap in the face to women, families and minorities.