Letter to the Editor: Democrats, the gift that keeps on giving

Published 10:48 am Saturday, February 16, 2019

Do you think God would be accepted by the Democratic Party? Probably not.

I remember reading in the Bible God chose Nehemiah, not a priest, not a politician, but a builder, contractor to rebuild the nation of Israel.

How you ask?

God told Nehemiah to build a wall around Jerusalem to protect its citizens from the outside enemy. Sounds a little like “Make America Great Again” doesn’t it?

Do Democrats know you can’t legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom?

In Hawaii a welfare recipient receives $60,590 per year. That breaks down to $20.13 per hour. How many people in Albemarle and Stanly County earn that kind of salary? In the District of Columbia the yearly salary of a welfare recipient is $37,160. And yes right here in good old North Carolina, we give welfare recipients $25,760, for what? Doing absolutely nothing.

Where does this money come from? It comes out of your pocket every time you receive a paycheck.

This is what Democrats think is so great, give your money away, and all of the welfare recipients will come to rely on them for an income that they receive for free.

How dumb do Republicans have to be not to see this?

Let’s look at some “smart” Democrats. Nancy Pelosi, said, “No one gives you power, you must take it from them.” The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, says it is Ok to kill newborn babies.

Then there is the award-winning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wants the government to take over most of the nation’s economy by getting rid of all combustion engines, replacing every building in the U.S. and replacing all airplanes with high speed rail and it must be done no later than 2030. She has been forcibly evicted from her place of residency twice by deputies from the sheriff’s office. She has also been forced to close two checking accounts.

Finally, the good, smart, sanctimonious, Democrats don’t want to help solve local, state or national problems.

They want to eliminate plastic straws, a real disaster to the entire world. They think you should go to jail for using one. I’m surprised that they haven’t decided that all plastic straws should be used to build the wall on the southern border.

Don Abernathy