The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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September 5, 2012

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The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 400 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Send letters by noon on Thursdays to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to

Is ‘2016’ film correct?

Dear Editor:

In President Obama’s recent “You didn’t build that” speech, he scoffed at the idea that being smart and working hard contributes to success. He seems to think successful people got lucky and held a winning lottery ticket. In fact, he thinks the government paid for the ticket.

In his mind, people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Henry Ford only succeeded because of government help and being lucky. Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only does government not help business, it actually makes it harder for a business to succeed. Every policy Obama pursues results in hurting business and killing job growth.

Obama appears to be a smart man. How can he believe the things he does? Why does he waste billions on “green” energy and refuse to allow the Keystone Pipeline and drilling for oil? Why is he trying to kill the coal industry (which will cause our electric costs to go up 10 fold)? Is it just ignorance? Or is it something more sinister? Could the movie “2016” be correct in its conclusion that Obama is trying to bring this country down and punish us for our past “sins”?

Regardless of his motives, we are on the brink of disaster. Obama may not need four more years for this country to fail.

If you fear for our country as much as I do, voting will not be enough. We must all work hard at getting the truth out about the future of our country. If you know someone in one of the “swing states” who voted for Obama four years ago, plead with them to vote for Romney in November. Do it for your children and grandchildren.

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