To The Daily Sun,
Alan Vervaeke, in his response to my letter of April 7, accuses me of being rancorous because I had concluded he was a progressive while he considers himself a centrist. Let me just say I was just responding to his previous letter and it sure looked like the writing of a progressive. If he considers calling somebody a progressive rancor then that sure doesn't say much for progressives.
Now to his other responses. He claims that the job of the Supreme Court is to apply the Constitution to modern society. I'm sorry Alan but that is not it's job. It's job is to interpret it as written. If you want to alter the Constitution it has to be done through an amendment that has to be ratified by all of the states, not by nine appointed judges. The writers of the Constitution understood that if the document allowed for alterations by anyone but the people themselves then it would be rendered useless. Remember the words "of the people and by the people?"
I will grant him that part of Reagan's economy was fueled by the build up of our defense systems but this wouldn't have been necessary if not for the miserable leadership of Jimmy Carter. Apparently Alan has forgotten the interest rates and economy that Reagan inherited from Carter. If he hadn't needed to rebuild our military then the money could have been used for other purposes. I still say I haven't been as well off since the Reagan era. He thinks Clinton's economy was better and that can be argued but he managed to omit the part about it being Newt Gingrich's budget that made it so. Alan also disagrees with my feeling that racism has gone downhill under Obama and says that "Obama has stated over and over that race relations have improved." My question is, does that make it true? Remember, this is the same Obama that told you "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor," which is just one of many false statements made by him. End of conversation.
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