A Divided Nation
To the Editor,
Life in America is changing faster than I’m growing old. But one thing I’ve noticed this past week isn’t changing. The use of “race” as a political tool. The NAACP president calling the Tea Party a racist organization. There may be and most like are some people associated with the Tea Party movement that have racial bias, but there is no evidence that the movement is racially motivated. There are members of the NAACP with racial bias. I believe most US citizens no longer think about skin color or race when making people decisions. Ability and character are the primary markers today when making people decisions, I believe. I am not a fan of our President, but it has nothing to do with the fact that he is a black man. I don’t like his policies. I’m a conservative who would like a small government that would stay out of my day-to-day life and dedicate itself to protecting these United States and its people.
We have become a divided nation; Left vs. Right, Religion vs. Secularism. A comment was made by one of our Representatives in Washington, DC that the “extreme right” was more of a threat to our country than the terrorists were. What! The extreme right is for the most part a quiet, reserved group of people. In fact the biblical teachings under which a large percentage of the extreme right live is one of tolerance and love. Our leader, Jesus Christ, taught that we should “do good to those who treat us poorly”; we should “love” our enemies, if they are thirsty give them drink, meet their needs with respect for the person. That is in marked contrast to the religion that advocates that those who disagree with their theology should be killed.
Our economy is slow right now and good jobs hard to find. And, if our government continues on the present course it is not going to get better, especially for those of us who are considered “middle class.” The present course will eliminate the middle class and our society will look like third world countries; those who are very wealthy and those who are very poor.