To The Daily Sun,
After reading Alan Vervaeke's letter of April 1, one would have to conclude that here is another person who has been indoctrinated into the religion of progressive/leftist/liberalism. He over and over asks "don't you remember?" What I remember differs from what he remembers and I am known to have an exceptional memory.
Mr. Vervaeke claims that Obama has not threatened the Constitution but he actually has, due to the two "activist" justices he has put on the Supreme Court. He personally has certainly ignored it. He claims that conservatives believe that only white Christians should be president. My answer to that is, prove it. He says it took eight years of "Clinton's economics" to recover from G.H.W. Bush and Reagan economics. When Reagan took office the country was still recovering from the disasters of Jimmy Carter and we went on to have the largest economic growth in any presidential term in history. I consider myself one of the middle class and and we did better under Reagan then we have done since.
As far as Bill Clinton is concerned, his presidency was going in the tank due to his liberal policies until he agreed to sign on to Newt Gingrich's budget, who at the time was House speaker and a conservative rRepublican. That budget was the first balanced budget since 1969.
Mr. Vervaeke also claims that the mortgage meltdown was caused by bank deregulation, when in actuality it was caused by the federal government's involvement in the mortgage industry. The problem started under Clinton's watch and continued under Bush. The banks were forced to give mortgages to people who didn't meet the old guidelines under the guise that everyone "deserves" to be a homeowner. When John Sununu, who was our senator at the time, told Congress that this idea was unsustainable, Democrats, led by Barney Frank, assured everyone that things were going fine. We all know what the outcome was. Granted there were a lot of realtors, mortgage companies and banks willing to go along due to the profits involved and in some cases with criminal intent, but if the idea had never been implemented we wouldn't have suffered from it.
I have to say, when it comes to racism, Obama has set this country back at least two decades by his continuous blaming of everyone else for the acts of blacks. Are we supposed to jail a white person for the crime committed by a black person because the percentage of blacks in prison is higher that whites? I have to say I've never been a racist person but due to Obama's actions, not his color, it's been a struggle to stay that way. That's what I remember.
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