Thursday, July 20, 2017

Education of American children is failing to install respect for our country

When I attended grade and high school education in the thirties and forties the education we received in American and World history filled us with pride in our country. Those great men who created the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were heroic figures to us. Men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine. They were followed by others like James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Daniel Webster and Sam Houston. Through their leadership over time the United States of America was created from sea to shining sea. Some of the above lived on plantations with blacks as slaves. There can be no dispute that slavery is wrong. It was wrong in Bible days and it is wrong today. It is my conviction that the children in our schools today are being given negative impressions of these pioneers. It is playing out every day on college campuses where names are being taken off of buildings, monuments are being taken down and there is a movement to take Jackson’s picture off of the twenty dollar bill. I recently heard a derogatory comment from a teenager condemning some as powerful men who took advantage of black women. My belief is that the education I received was directly responsible for the creation of what is referred to as “The Greatest Generation”. We were willing to fight to preserve our way of life. It is my contention that if the education continues as it is today there will never be another greatest generation. Jack B. Walters July 20, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Leonard Pitts Jr. article 7/16/2017

63 million voted for this guy---that’s the problem It is difficult for me to believe that you are still afforded the opportunity to write columns as you do. In this one you had the audacity to refer to President Trump as “a lying, narcissistic, manifestly incompetent child man who is as dumb as a sack of mackerel.” How low have we sunk as Americans to treat elected officials with such verbiage? Your representation of the 63 million is totally off base. They were not angry at Obama’s color but at his ineffectiveness to govern. Race relations deteriorated during his eight years. I believe it started when he referred to a police officer as being stupid during a confrontation with a black professor. It never stopped as he went after law enforcement creating an environment where police backed off from doing the job we as citizens want. His abandoning of our people in Benghazi was deplorable. The engagement continued for 13 hours without a rescue mission. The health care bill was and still is a disaster which the Republicans are trying to resolve without any assistance from your party. The Clinton Foundation was a gigantic loophole for the Clintons to receive multi millions from countries all over the earth. Have you checked recently to see if Hillary is still racking in funds like she did before the election? The people I know who voted were small town people who had histories of working to provide for their families, not fat cats. We also want to preserve our Constitutional way of life. We are not interested in Socialism or Communism. I will admit that we have a genuine fear of Islam forcing its way all thru Europe and also hear at home. Their principles are directly opposed to our way of life. It wasn’t Trump we voted for, it was against the Socialist Bernie Sanders and the not to be trusted Hillary. Our goal was to slow down the train taking us to oblivion. If Trump fails, our great experiment on self-governing will end. Jack B. Walters

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Enough is enough

This morning a nut case opened fire on Republicans who were practicing before a charity game with their Democratic colleagues. A number were injured. The Capitol Police returned fire and killed the shooter. On the news last night there was a report on a new play on Broadway. It is a modern day copy of Caesar. Caesar is a Trump look-a-like. We were shown the knife stabbing scene. It was disgusting. We learned that The Academy of Arts (our tax dollars at work) funded this with $30, 000,000. The other sponsors are The New York Times and CNN. You are all aware by now of the hideous display of Kathy Griffin holding a blood dripping severed head that resembles Trump. Any of you who know me well understand that I believed that Obama was doing irreparable harm to America. I never wanted him dead, I just wanted him gone. Hillary would have been a continuation of his failed policies so I voted for the only alternative left. That was Trump. The Liberal Media and rabid liberals opposed to Trump continue to do all in their power to keep him from fulfilling the promises he made to those of us who voted for him. Do I like the Tweets, no? Do I agree with some of his actions, no? The truth is I have never agreed with all of the decisions of any President. It is time for all political leaders and Americans to pull together to solve the many problems we face as a nation. I saw positive signs this morning as Congressmen of both parties stood side by side in harmony. I can only hope the feeling has staying power. Jack B. Walters June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Letters to the editor

There are usually no more than six letters published on a daily basis. It seems that two or more are from people who dislike Martha McSally. You continue the process you followed prior to the last election of castigating all who are of a conservative viewpoint with the express purpose, in my opinion, of influencing readers prior to the next election cycle. She was able to gather enough support to be elected, so her supporters are out there. I refer to them as the silent majority. You are mistaken if you believe your strategy will prevail. The tragic thing is to attempt to discredit a person who risked her life flying combat missions on behalf of our country. That alone puts her at the top of my list. As to her voting record she is voting in support of the issues that the majority demanded, nothing more and nothing less.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Heretic by; Ayaan Hirsi Ali

(Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now) I have watched her in a debate, the subject of which was “Is Islam a Religion of Peace” there were knowledgeable speakers on both sides. At the end the audience was requested to deliver their conclusion. Overwhelmingly it was that Islam is not a religion of peace. One of the most compelling points was when the audience were reminded that to attend the event they were submitted to checks such as we go thru at Airports. She has written three other books, the one I read and reported on was “Infidel”. She repeats some of that in this book as necessary to assure the reader that her background gives her credibility to write as she does. In reviewing other articles I have written describing my thoughts on how evil this religion is today, I will not restate these facts. If you are not aware you should be. Pretending it is not true is not the correct thing to do. Rather I will mention that she does report in the last chapter that she has reason to hope that the Muslims of the world can turn away from violence and become a respected part of humanity. There is no denying that much of what is written in the Old and New Testament contains support for actions which today we cannot accept, but that is exactly the point she is making. While Christian and Jew adherents have rejected these writings the Muslims as a group have not. Taking the world back 700 years and forcing these rules on people today will only continue the carnage being seen in countries all over the world especially in Western nations that have provided generous benefits to refugees from the Middle East. Those who willingly sacrifice their human lives for eternal bliss in the hereafter are tragic figures in my opinion. All you and I know is the here and now of our existence. To throw that away is irrational. She mentions the names of a number of Muslims trying to encourage people to reject Jihad as the way to preserve their religious beliefs. I recommend this book to any who wants to learn more about what is happening today. Jack B. Walters April 30, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Legislatures are making a big mistake by allowing Public Funds for Religious Education

Arizona and other States are passing legislation using public funds to be spent by parents for the education of their children in religious schools. They should be allowed to spend their own money but not the public’s. On our State tax form we can designate to have some of our tax given to religious schools. This includes Christian, Jewish and Muslim schools at $546/person or $1092/ family. In 2009 the Arizona Supreme Court rejected it but it was overturned by the Federal Supreme Court in 2011 Now in 2017, Arizona has passed legislation providing tuition of $5,700/year for private and parochial students. This is open to all students. Parochial refers to Catholic schools. Having established the precedent, there is nothing to prevent any religion from receiving the same treatment. I am sure the Supreme Court would rule in favor. Jack B. Walters April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The above prohibits discrimination against people who come from countries other than the U.S. It also applies to State, Local and private industry. According to Wikipedia in 2013 the State of Michigan employed 45 speakers who could speak Arabic. Dearborn has a large percent of their population who speak Arabic. California, New York and Illinois also have populations requiring Arab speakers. Go to Dearborn welfare programs and you will be directed to English, Spanish or Arabic. I am writing this short memo to criticize this program. It is only in the past eight years that the Arab speaking population has increased dramatically. Do you really believe that any Americans other than a very few can actually speak Arabic? My guess is that those who are employed by Government who can are Arab immigrants themselves. Can you really believe that they would deny benefits for their people? Because of the tremendous cost of education, immersion in English should be mandated. This is a critical issue that must be addressed before it gets completely out of hand. Jack B. Walters April 19, 2017