Letters to the Editor

Obama’s words vs. actions

In 2007, the president affirmed “that as a Christian I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.” On the same trail he railed against President Bush for executive orders and signing statements, which he has liberally applied, plus increasing the national debt, which he proceeded to do at a rate much higher than President Bush.

He promised to give the public 48 hours to review proposed legislation and federal rules. Yet his Federal Communications Commission just voted for “net neutrality,” which is a wholesale takeover of the Internet by the federal government. No public review and no public comment.

He told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that there was not “one smidgen of corruption in the IRS,” yet we just learned that thousands of emails from Lois Lerner and others were discovered on a back-up tape drive, despite the IRS commissioner telling Congress these emails were hopelessly lost. In violation of the U.S. Constitution, the president overturned existing law and made new law with his granting de facto amnesty and benefits to illegal aliens. Only Congress can make law.

To answer BND letter writer Frankie Seaberry’s assertion on the 2002 Iraq war resolution, Sens. Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and John Kerry voted yes. The Senate vote was 77-23 and the House vote was 296-133. Everyone saw the intelligence and heard from military and intelligence authorities.

I do believe this war was a mistake because we did not have a sustainable and exit strategy, so we stretched our resources too thin, but I believe everyone acted in good faith on both sides. My opinion is based on two years of formal military science and strategy education in the Air Force including attending the Joint Officers Staff College in Norfolk, Via.

Phil Henning