Per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity lost on the left

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

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

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