The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

November 6, 2012

Letters to the Editor 11/4/12



Ralph Diggins


Republicans telling lies

Dear Editor:

I want to reference a political poster, paid for by the Republican Party, and sent to all households with the subject, “Today’s Democrat Party.”

I am writing this letter because I am concerned about the young people of today and in the future. I care about them.

They are confronted with lies (lies similar to those listed on the referenced poster) every day. They have no one to ask if all of this propaganda is true.  I want to tell the young people in this state and country that it is all lies.  I also want to tell them, “Be strong, think independently and don’t let anyone brainwash you.”

This Republican Party’s poster says the Democrats sign and take an oath saying they will support all of the things that Republicans think are the only real sins. The Bible says nothing about taxpayer-funded abortion, support of gay marriage, support for Obamacare or the removal of God from the party platform. Seems to me the Republicans have forgotten all the sins God talked about.

When former President Bush was a candidate, he was being referred to as the savior who was going to save this country after former President Clinton had disgraced it. Well, I am an independent person. I felt like everyone was being brainwashed and I ignored most of this because I knew it was all politics.

Later, I became aware of just how all of this propaganda was spread and affecting everyone and everything in people’s lives. During the church services, we were told to vote for a Christian and everyone in the church knew who that Christian was. A visiting preacher talked about the country of Israel as if God lived there. 

I went to the Democratic political office in Athens and volunteered to work for the Democratic Party. They said, “Welcome, glad to have you and we need workers.” They never asked what religious background I had, if I believed in abortion, if I believed gays should lose their human rights or if I believed in same-sex marriage. I took no oath that I would abide by any rules or support any nominee. I didn’t sign and have never signed anything saying I would abide by any rules of the Democratic Party. 

The referenced poster is full of lies made up by the Republican Party. The word honesty means nothing to them.

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