Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


November 2, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 2, 2012


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Obama ‘hope, change’ threatens America

President Barack Obama promised “fundamental transformation of America” when he ran for president four years ago. Let’s evaluate some of those changes, to see if the transformation has made America a better, safer and stronger nation.

One of the changes is the quiet war President Obama and his administration have been waging against Christianity and the traditional moral values that made America great. For example, President Obama has stated publicly that he approves of same-sex marriage and unions.

President Obama has also signed the blatantly anti-Christian “hate crimes” legislation into law. This law could make traditional Christian teachings on homosexuality a de facto hate crime. Under this law, even passages of the Bible calling homosexuality a sin could be considered “hate literature.” For example, over the last several years a printer was fined $5,000 for refusing to print homosexual-themed stationery for the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives.

The president who promised openness and transparency has pushed Obamacare into law, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of American seniors strongly oppose Obamacare.

The IRS is now hiring 16,000 new agents to enforce Obamacare, and 159 new agencies are being formed to administer it. Under Obamacare, religious institutions will be required to pay for insurance coverage for abortion drugs, sterilization and contraception, even if that violates their core beliefs, or suffer crippling fines. Also, all Americans will pay a “premium” into a fund to cover abortions. Are these changes that he had in mind when he took office four years ago?

President Obama’s most egregious change has been the selection of Eric Holder as attorney general. Holder is a threat to American liberty and security. Holder is the first attorney general to ever be impeached by the United States Congress. Holder lied to Congress about his role in the “Fast and Furious” weapons scandal.

Holder has also staffed the Justice Department with lawyers who went out of their way to help Islamic terrorists, especially during the Bush administration. While everyone is entitled to counsel, we have had a noble tradition in the United States that representing enemies of the United States in private practice would have disqualified an attorney from ever getting a job at the Justice Department.

Under Holder, however, attorneys who previously represented terrorists have been placed in positions where they oversee terrorist detainees and national security issues.

The above examples of the “fundamental transformation of America” tell me these are not the kinds of changes the majority of thinking, freedom-loving, God-fearing Americans want.

Much of the Obama change agenda is not in the best interests of our republic. If we allow these and similar policies to be fully implemented over the next four years, we will no longer recognize America.

I am not willing to allow that to happen without informing others about the kinds of “fundamental transformation of America” President Obama is about.

James R. Butcher, Kokomo

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