Personal responsibility lost on the left
Each morning normally starts out with reading the adult comics in the Standard-Speaker. When I refer to the “adult” comics, I’m referring to the letters to the editor from certain monthly letter writers. I must admit, some of them make me laugh quite a bit. This time I’m writing in response to monthly letter writer, Maria Jacketti.
It didn’t take me too long to see the hate spewing from Mrs. Jacketti for anyone who doesn’t agree with her politics. First, she writes, “History, if this planet is to have a future, will not treat (President Donald) Trump and his followers well.” This was then followed by “If by some reason, this is true, we bear an ignominious burden, and history will remember us as morons and the most despicable haters.”
How will the planet not treat Trump and his supporters well? Are you wishing ill on your fellow Americans? You call Trump supporters morons and despicable haters. It seems you, Mrs. Jacketti, are the exact type of “hater” you are trying to make others out to be. Sounds quite hypocritical to me.
I notice Trump takes the blame for everything negative by your ilk and now you want to blame him for gun violence. Where were your letters when Obama was in office and there were 37 mass shootings? Crickets! Where were you when Obama’s DOJ put guns on the streets and then couldn’t track the guns? Again, crickets!
I suggest you look up some of the facts regarding gun violence under the Obama administration. I will supply you with a few other facts that you care to ignore. I recall Obama stating 1.5 percent GDP was the new “normal” and we had to get used to it. I also recall him stating certain manufacturing jobs were not going to come back. It seems Trump proved Obama wrong.
Now on to your statements about the caravan. Where was your letter when Obama instructed the use of tear gas at the border? That was against women and children also. Again, crickets! The parents of these children put them in harm’s way by trying to storm the border with the group that was trying to force their way into the country. It’s called personal responsibility, a concept which seems to be lost on the left these days. It’s always someone else’s fault for the consequences and never their own. We have thousands of people living on the streets, even veterans who served our country. How about helping those people first before anyone else? I say you start to practice what you preach. You should take in some individuals from the caravan. You can support them with your own money for healthcare, food, schooling, and everything else they need or want, without taxpayer money. Do you leave the door to your house open for anyone to come in and take anything you want that you paid for with your money? I highly doubt it. William E. Bacher Jr. Drums