Different take on liberals

October 15, 2013 

I am a high school senior writing in regard to the letter by Kevin Johnson on Sept. 27. He states many inaccuracies about how liberals have been there for minorities, the elderly, women, etc.

First, history demonstrates that Democrats were against blacks becoming equal, free citizens, eventually leading to the Ku Klux Klan. Also, Democrats were opposed of passing the 13th-15th Amendments in the 1860s. Republicans fought for those amendments, including President Lincoln.

President Lyndon Johnson's views on civil rights in the 1950s when he was Senate majority leader were highly against the bill's passage due to fear of the division of the Democratic Party.

Kevin Johnson states conservatives are on a campaign to take away a woman's choice on having a baby. Terminating a developing fetus, no matter how old it is, is still killing. (Unless, of course, it's a group of trees that liberals are always obsessed about saving.) Liberals are quick to jump on the bandwagon to bomb Syria because of the killing of so many children, yet they do nothing to stop the murder of innocent, aborted babies.

I do not like any government assistance programs since it is not the government's job to help struggling families. That is why we have churches and charities set up to offer help to those who are truly in need of it.

The more programs there are in a capitalist society, the more socialist we become. Kind of like what's been happening for five years and counting.

Scott Nowak

Belleville

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