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Do I need to be against asking immigratns to U.S. to assimilate?

To The Daily Sun,

Jimmie, as I read your weekly, or more frequent, letters to the editor, I can only think how you must have been the college debate coach's favorite debater always willing to take the indefensible side of every argument. Does it ever get tiring trying to convince the rest of us that we must lower our standards to the point of failure so we will all be equals in your mind?

Your latest letter talks about the echoes of fascism and all of the things in this country that you see as being hints of this ideology. As I do not wish to be called a fascist, let me see if I get your point on how not be called one such person.

1. Instead of wishing to make the country great again. I need to be against making the country great again

2. Instead of being for a strong military, I need to be against having a strong military, thereby putting the country at risk against dictators around the world who do not give a tinkers damn — what they are called by the "intelligentsia"

3. I need to be against the man and woman model of family that has worked for over 5,000 years as the glue to keep societies together.

4. I need to be against English as a unifying force in the country, though India, with its 300 languages and over 1,000 dialects, has realized that such a level of diversity does not work and all matters of commerce and law are conducted in English.

5. I need to be against asking our immigrants (legal and not) to assimilate into the American culture because diversity as practiced in the Balkans and the Middle East has worked so very well and we should follow it.

6. I need to be against hate speech, religious stereotyping, revoking civil rights in the name of patriotism and national

security but it is apparently acceptable to use hate speech as you regularly do to label groups you find annoying, and for the president to use it when going after "people clinging to their bibles" and for college professors to shut down any and all speech that they label anti PC, and it is further acceptable to monitor all publications that are against left-leaning thought. Now this is where you confuse me and I need clarification on which side I need to be.

And finally the accusation of being anti-Marxist-socialist. In as much as both approaches have failed miserably whenever wherever it has been tried seems to be rather on the unstable side because one of the definitions of insanity is to keep trying the same thing the same way and expecting a different result.

To see echoes of fascism in being for so many things that have made the country great, safe and stable over the past 200 plus years is to me the equivalent of sitting and watching my dog and thinking he may be writing the next classic novel in his mind. If you try hard enough you can take any concept and twist it to whatever you believe. Sadly that echo you hear is not fascism it is the resounding noise leftist failure makes when applied to a populace.

Charles Wibel


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Left just cannot accept that we were & are an exceptional nation

To The Daily Sun,

I just heard that President Obama will be visiting Japan during the G-7 Summit in May. You don't suppose our Apologist-in-Chief will give a speech at Hiroshima or Nagasaki to apologize for the United States dropping the atomic bombs on them which led to the end of World War II?

I heard that though John Kerry was there, he did not give an apology, but rather offered a compassionate overture for the suffering, while hoping for a world free from nuclear weapons. So why then, dear secretary, did you make an Iranian deal with the devil?

According to many revisionist leftists, the debate is settled and we should be shunned for our dirty deed. That conclusion goes against most clear-eyed assessments which affirmed that President Truman's gut-wrenching decision was the correct one.

Most objective, historical analysis has come to believe that this act shortened the war and save millions of Japanese and American lives. Especially, if one understands the psyche of the Japanese power structure during that time.

To quote Bruce Thornton, "Imperial Japan slaughtered millions and viciously brutalized millions more in a conflict it started based on a lust for empire and a racist ideology."

Do you suppose that our president knows about the Japanese attack on Nanking in 1937 where some 200,000 to 300,000 people, mostly civilians, were murdered and millions more were raped and slaughtered? Or the Bataan Death March in 1942, where forced labor, torture, starvation and beheadings of our soldiers occurred, with a resultant death of 21,000 American and Philippine soldiers? And of course the battle of Okinawa, which took place a mere six weeks before Hiroshima. It was a battle entitled, "a typhoon of steel," where hundreds of kamikaze, suicide bombers attacked American ships, killing 20,000 American soldiers before the island was finally taken.

The fanaticism of the Japanese at that time is probably unknown to President Obama. Japanese boys as young as 14 fought for their country. Seventeen Japanese died for every one wounded, while one American died for every two wounded. If he knew, then perhaps our president would understand why the Japanese kept on fighting in Okinawa for a cause they already knew was lost.

Truman and his advisers understood the mindset of the imperial enemy, and that is why they knew invading the homeland, where soldiers and civilian militias would never give in, would have been far more costly with regards to the destruction of people and property, when compared with the dropping of those two bombs.

Sadly, I have little doubt that our president will go to Japan and bemoan the evil done to that country by the country he represents and pretends to believe in. Yes, he no doubt will blame America once again. He will espouse the progressive philosophy of the left that believes America has done far more harm than good.

Why? Because the left just cannot believe that we were and are an exceptional nation that has done more good than all others, despite our awful mistakes and moral failings.

I think Bruce Thornton sums up the destructive irrationality of the left clearly and succinctly when it comes to this chapter in our history: "What should be settled debate is the ideological prejudices and moral incoherence of those who continue to want the U.S. to express regret for swiftly ending a war it didn't start, and paid for with nearly 112,000 lives." However, such is the self-abasement of the progressive, socialist, modern-day liberal left.

When one combines this mental derangement of national self-loathing with magical thinking about peace through pacifism, we become sitting ducks in this age of ever expanding jihadist terrorism, especially with their apocalyptic nuclear ambitions. Not to mention the growing nuclear threats from Russia and China. Let's hope the next administration is actually able to identify our enemies and end the dismantling of our military while simultaneously using it as some laboratory for social experimentation. A hat tip to Bruce Thornton for helping me sort through fact from fiction.

Russ Wiles

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