By Steve Bisbikis
Reading the letter titled “Looking Beyond the Election” dated Nov 22 confirms for me that there are many misinformed, and many more living in some alternate reality. The writer was disappointed that we don’t have a president who is a proven business leader. Well, neither was F. Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and many others.
If one believes a government is run like a business, you are not being real. The reality is, Obama cut thousands of government jobs which his predecessor had increased.
It was said that Obama doesn’t seem to embrace the same Christian values as our forefathers who established our country. It should be obvious that if Obama was alive then, the only thing he could aspire to was breaking his shackles of slavery. To think otherwise is fantasizing about what our founding fathers meant when they wrote “all men are created equal.”
And is there anything more Christian than to provide healthcare to those who can not afford it, as Obamacare does? I think Jesus would agree. So, where one gets that Obama does not embrace Christian values is not any where close to being real.
The letter to the editor refers to the notion that Obama has created the worst fiscal disaster one could imagine, as if he had something to do with it. When his predecessor left office, the country was bleeding at 775,000 jobs per month, and the stock market lost 50 percent of its value. Since Obama took office it has doubled and we are gaining nearly 200,000 jobs per month. Not that any president has much control over these thing, but these are the facts.
The writer mentioned our entitlement society, I assume the one Obama promotes. These are the 47 percent that Romney so belligerently mentioned, the ones who don’t pay taxes. Many are the elderly who could not survive without assistance. They are returning veterans who have been mentally scarred or physically disabled, children born into unfortunate circumstances, or those who have lost their job due to the recession.
Then there was mention of Obama’s personal agenda, as if it were some secret agenda. The only ones who could believe this are the Fox Fake News viewers.
The writer says she wants back the country that God intended it to be. I must have missed that verse in my Bible studies.
An then there is this contradiction. The writer says she will not compromise just to appease those who say we should be more tolerant and accepting, but wants a country that is compassionate and giving. I need an explanation on that, because if one tries to comprehend this notion it will make ones head spin.
A businessman as president we don’t need. We tried that last time and it didn’t work out so well. We need a sincere compassionate president, and the American people have chosen one.
Steve Bisbikis is a Ramona resident.