Letters to the editor from this week's Chronicle:

To the Editor,
As the Idaho County Democratic Party Chair, it was my honor to serve, for the first time, in our local delegation to the Idaho Democratic Party (IDP) Platform Convention. The work of the Party Leadership, Staff and Delegates is praiseworthy. From this effort came what was described by the Convention Platform Chair as the most progressive enacted in at least recent times. This document can be viewed on the State Party’s website.
I would like to also point out that the Delegates unanimously adopted a resolution that calls for the national party to rid itself of superdelegates. If acted on, this reform will move our Party forward to a more democratic organization.
And it is with great pride, as a Union member, that I can state that the IDP was the first State Party to initiate contract negotiations with its staff, and soon these fine men and women will have a workplace organized under the great International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
I welcome any questions to my email below. Or better yet, attend our next meeting, tentatively scheduled for August 13th. Especially those who were so energized in 2015-16.
John Andrechak

Redneck Review!
No. 168 - 7/9/18
For the third week in a row, our review has been giving attention to the old saying that appears in several places in past history, at least in words similar to this: "Peace, peace, but there is no peace." Last week we included this claim, "HATRED is the key today."
It was also asked at the time if there was a possible remedy to this situation. And it was claimed there that the best bet for world and lasting peace was the teachings of Jesus Christ, who claimed to be God, with proof overwhelming! HE indeed was and is the most significant figure in history!  No need to argue now!  Interested people can find the proof!
So where might be a source of the HATRED  we see in the world and our country today? With no claim that this is the ultimate answer, nor a deep philosophical one, the following is submitted as a possible and even a probable source of some of the problem!
The first quotations below have been taken from several sources, and can be verified by a person who wants to do the necessary research.  They all relate to the teaching of Karl Marx and other leaders of the communist movement which took over Russian in 1917.
"Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality." - (Communist Manifesto).  "We must combat religion.  This is the ABC of all materialism, and consequently of Marxism.  Down with religion!  Long live atheism!" - (Lenin).  "It is no use hoping for a Communist victory unless we destroy Christianity." -  (Laferte, Mexican leader in1944).  "The Catholic Church, with the Pope in its van, is now an important bulwark of all the counter-revolutionary forces." -  (Yaroslavsky).   "We hate Christians and Christianity.  Even the best of them must be considered our worst enemies. They p reach love of one's neighbor and mercy, which is contrary to our  principles. Christian love is an obstacle to the development of the Revolution.  Down with love of one's neighbor!  What we want is hate...Only then can we conquer the universe." - (Lunarcharsky, Russian Commissar of Education).       And what about this blunt statement quoted from Lenin? - "We must hate, for hatred is the basis of Communism. Children must be taught to hate their parents if they are not Communists." And another Marx - "Religion is the opium of the people." Finally,  "We Communists do not distinguish between good and bad religions because they are all bad." - (Earl Browder - U.S.A.)
There is more!  But what about the following statements attributed to communist authorities?
"Marxists have never forgotten that violence will be an inevitable accompaniment of the  collapse of capitalism..." - (Lenin.)   "We must make our school boys and girls not merely non-religious, but actively and passionately anti-religious." - (Lenin's wife, Madam Krupskaya). "Promises are like pie crust, made to be broken." - (Lenin). And Lenin once again! - "Marxism is materialism.  Atheism is an integral part of Marxism."  Finally,  (Krushchev, before a
U.S. visit 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."   He also said - "We will bury you!"
A tip of the iceberg above!  But a casual student of the news today and the hate filled diatribes thrown out at all who disagree with certain basic positions does make us wonder if deliberate attempts are being made by enemies of ours to destroy our traditional way of life"  I wonder!?
Jake Wren

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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