to the editor from this week's Chronicle:
To the Editor,
Just one question for Allan Kearney. How do you square your "Democratic
Socialism with my "Unalienable Rights"? And in defense of Jake Wren we
should applaud him for his understanding our Republican Form of Government
and his tenacity to share what America was founded on and what it
To the Editor,
Hey! A response to a RNR in the Chronicle! Good news for
anyone who takes the time to submit letters or articles like I have done
now over 257 weeks!
So I compliment and thank Allan Kearney for his comments on an earlier
RNR in which it was hinted that Bernie Sanders was a socialist! Kearney
responded with "Jake Wren's incorrect version of Bernie Sander's style
of socialism...forced me to respond. Jake is saying Bernie is a Socialist
which is untrue. He has never said that. He has said that... he is
a Democratic Socialist which is different... altogether." Read the
3/26/20 letter of his in the Cottonwood Chronicle for the rest of Kearney's
Later in the letter Kearney added: "Get it straight Jake, I suggest
you take a course in Political Science since you clearly do not know what
socialism actually is...at least Google it before giving your opinion in
public...or keep on as you will...even if it is blatantly wrong."
Thanks again for your comments Allan! I respect your opinion.
But for the record I did "Google it..." and found much to claim his
support of socialism. But I stand my ground and still claim, he would
not be good for America. As the old saying goes, "If it looks like
a duck, and quacks like a duck....IT IS A DUCK!" So following are
just a few of tons of facts about Bernie that label him as a believer in
1) Well known is the fact that Bernie has visited Russia and has returned
in the past with glowing praise of that country,
2) It is common knowledge that just a few years ago, Bernie was touting
Venezuela as a model for the U.S. to follow.
3)The following summary of Venezuela's recent past history is easily
verified, and I quote from a reputable source:
"1992 - Venezuela became the 3rd richest country in the Western Hemisphere.
2001 - Venezuela voted for a Socialist president to address
2004 - Private healthcare is completely socialized.
2007 - All higher education becomes free.
2009 - A Socialist ban on the private ownership of guns.
2012 - Bernie is quoted: 'Venezuelans are living the American
dream better than Americans.'
2012 - Opposition leaders imprisoned.
2016 - Food shortage becomes widespread.
2017 - Constitution and elections suspended.
2019 - Venezuelans are massacred by their own government! "
Finally I add a statement made by Russia's Krushchev prior to his visit
here in 1959:
"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from Capitalism to Communism,
but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses
of Socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism."
So, I say Bernie: "The duck is still quacking!" And I do not
want your brand of socialism here!
No. 257 - 3/30/2020
The word INVESTMENT has appeared repeatedly in last RNR's! First,
was the effort one individual made in a primitive community, building
a labor saving method of getting water to the community. As the plot unfolded,
that individual, willing to spend extra time to finish the ditch,
became much better off after it was completed, not just because it saved
him valuable time (6 hrs/day obtaining water), but it made him even more
better off than his fellow households who agreed to give him an extra 2hrs/day
for free use of his water!
As suggested in the example, not only did A, the household who built
the ditch end up with a daily need of only 6hrs/day instead of the original
18, but also the work load of B,C, and D dropped from 18 to 14 as they
could now get the water needed for the 2 hours they gave to A to obtain
the necessary water! So easy to see how much better off the entire community
is! 1)Much better off as their daily effort to survive has been cut 4hrs
each day! 2)Note that the former EQUALITY that existed prior to the ditch's
completion has been replaced by serious INEQUALITY, since the time INVESTED
by A now requires only a 6hr day! A reality which occurs every time an
INVESTMENT makes one person much better off IF his effort is freely chosen
by others who are convinced they too are better off than before!
A reality which for some reason a typical socialist like many of the hopeful
candidates for president this year do not understand, nor maybe want to!
Sorry people, that is the reality which has made our country the riches
in history and on earth today, and hated by many who would willingly have
us use the system which has reduced once wealthy Venezuela to starvation
status In 50 years!
But with the sudden problem of CORONAVIRUS threatening us more each
day, the word INVESTMENT was returned to in another way last review!
The question was asked there: "Is there anything an individual can do to
impact the future?" The answer proposed there at the time was "a resounding
YES!" The Bible was referenced, with our Lord saying prayer with
"sufficient faith can move mountains!" Additional Biblical examples
could have been cited, like God telling Abraham he would spare Sodom and
Gomorrah If "five good men could be found" (ten in some translations),
and we all know what happened to these unfortunate cities! Does it
not require us to ask, "Could Coronavirus have been prevented if just a
few more of us had earnestly prayed in the past for God to ward off tragic
future events? Or might it not also be asked, "Could the problem
it causes today be solved or at least be reduced in the disaster it causes
both individuals and countries, and in fact, our entire world?"
Yikes! Maybe an even more pertinent question might be asked of
those of us who live in this country today, America as we know it and as
it has appeared in history: "Have we as a nation drifted far from
the Christian heritage which pervaded our early history with its belief
in God and HIS son Christ, the Ten Commandments, and the command to "Love
God with your whole heart and soul and your neighbor as yourself?"
Is it a fact that we as citizens have perhaps turned too much of
a blind eye to the reality that our nation since 1973 has casually allowed
the slaying of around 60 million potential citizens of our nation,
tiny babes in the womb at the rate of over 3000 each day since that
ugly date? Think about it! Are we really any better than Sodom and
Gomorrah, cities destroyed from heaven centuries ago for crimes not even
that hideous? Could it be that Coronavirus is being allowed from heaven
as a drastic reminder that we, our country and our world have turned a
blind eye to God, and have foolishly placed our trust in fellowmen
to solve all of our problems? Are the trillions of dollars being tossed
into our economy by men in government really as effective in solving this
problem as would have been a serious return to prayer by our citizens
and our leaders? I have my theories, what are yours?
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