This is in response to the letter written by Mr. Jack Curtis (Sunday, May 6, 2012). My late response is due to the fact that I have given much thought to the things that he has written about over the weeks concerning our president. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and ideals. However, when one tries to force those beliefs on others to influence their decision making with what borders on propaganda, I take offense.
Mr. Curtis seems to take delight in depicting everything President Obama does or has done as irresponsible, Anti-American, weak, deceitful, and/or self-serving. The fact is, we have a president who genuinely cares about this country and the people it represents. President Obama inherited a “boatload” of problems that were left by the Bush/Cheney regime: economic, health, unemployment, wars, and jobs out-sourcing just to mention a few. He and his administration have worked diligently throughout his term to build a real foundation for recovery in spite of the dogged determination of the GOP and their corporate lobbyists to stifle their efforts.
Mr. Romney offers no real explanation as to what his strategies are for America’s recovery. He and the GOP only say that they are going to “take America back”. My question is “Take America back to where or what?” It seems to me that elimination of the middle class is a big part of the GOP’s plan which indeed would take us back to a caste system where there would only exist the “haves” and the have-nots” (Where would you fit?). The president only asks that millionaires pay their fair share of taxes so that the dwindling middle class doesn’t have to shoulder the entire load (That’s the fairness at which Mr. Curtis scoffs).
My call to all citizens of this still great country is to look for yourselves, research for yourselves, think for yourselves, and ask yourselves, who has presented the best plan for our nation’s economic, educational, employment, and sovereign recovery. This is for every citizen, regardless of race, creed, sex, religion, or political leanings.
Nothing in this world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Claude Boddie Sr.