Progressivism is killing us all

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Michelle Malkin’s syndicated column on homicides in Chicago under democratic socialism (“Smiley-face lies and homicide hogwash in Democratic cesspools,” April 8) is a only microcosm of our death-dealing culture.

“Progressive” judges made abortion legal – more than 50 million deaths in America and who knows how many millions worldwide. Scandinavian countries have legalized euthanasia; Jack Kevorkian won continued praise for his “assisted” suicides; and Obamacare necessarily brings the specter of “death panels.” The 1973 decision of the American Academy of Psychiatrists to “normalize” homosexuality has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths from HIV/AIDS; infected many more; and diverted billions from cancer, heart and less “politically correct” diseases. Need I name Stalin and Hitler, who were earlier political progressives?

My detractors will throw back to me the “wars of religion,” the Crusades and violence perpetrated in the name of “religion.” Two points and I am done:

• Biblical Christianity should not be lumped with “other religions.” While we have our errors that led to deaths in history, our totals pale in comparison the various religions of man: communism, totalitarianism, socialism, Nazism and others. And that does not begin to address the positive social values of biblical religion: public education, hospitals, democratic republics, the end of slavery in the Western world and the cessation of animal and human sacrifices.

• The “wars of religion” were almost never about religion, which was and is used only as an excuse to maim, murder and steal.

To any reasonable mind, democratic socialism promotes poverty, disease and death by immeasurable millions. Biblical Christianity promotes prosperity, health and life by greater numbers. History and current events prove that socialistic and communistic schemes never have even been able to feed themselves and have massively killed their own citizens. Malkin’s description of Chicago is a microcosm of the whole.

The choice is simple, but infinitely profound: Choose life and health or disease and death. “Those that hate Me love death” (Proverbs 8:36).

Ed Payne, M.D.

Augusta

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/14/13 - 03:06 pm
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Passingonby, it amazes me

Passingonby, it amazes me that someone who thinks they are all that and a bag of chips "Actually, I can claim categorically that I am MUCH smarter than the vast majority of the posters here. " would even consider joining in on us lower pion conversation, but since you have, I agree that there is a problem in communication (or should I say lack of) with our children. We need to have frank conversations concerning sex and prevention, diseases, and protection.

Stats may not tell the whole story but I believe I wasn't looking to tell the whole story only providing information to back up the comment the letter writer stated that "gay sex" is a major cause of HIV/AIDS...not that it is all, not that it tells the whole story, but that it is a majority contributor.

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Darby 04/14/13 - 06:13 pm
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Actually, PassingOnBy, you stepped on it when

you made the inane statement that you can claim "categorically" to be "smarter" than the "vast majority" of your peers on these boards.

In that categorically, is defined as "without exception" while you admittedly limit your intellectual prowess to only the vast majority, you have put the lie to your own boast.

Further, you repeatedly use the pejorative phrase, "I know" when you speak of areas in which you can only believe strongly, unless you want to offer proof. Someone, anyone, who is half as "smart" as you claim to be should be able to do that. Presupposing that hubris does not get in your way.

I would expect someone of your vast intellect to "know" also, that without those corporations that you so despise so vehemently, there would not be a nickel or dime available to give to "the poor and downtrodden, along with vets (your humble writer included) and the elderly".

Also wondering why someone so intellectually superior can attack Walden and Koch without being equally vicious in regard to Soros?

One made and continues to grow his massive fortune by engaging in ruthless financial manipulation, the other by providing products and services while creating jobs and contributing to the GDP.

But then, a self proclaimed genus such as yourself would know that without being told, wouldn't he?

Those who truly have few intellectual peers will find that others will have no trouble making that assessment.

Sheldon, of "The Big Bang" fame being a possible exception.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 04/14/13 - 04:26 pm
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Passingonby

Not only are you much SMARTER, you are so modest. Your intelligence shines through brightly.

KSL
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KSL 04/14/13 - 05:39 pm
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I guess passing is so smart

I guess passing is so smart that he vilifies companies getting legitimate tax breaks, but overlooks the total waste of stimulus money passed out to bankruptable companies by the inept entities in the current administration, including our so-called "bright" president.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/14/13 - 06:28 pm
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Black on black crime

The comment about crime reminds me of what Sen. Marco Rubio said today. Sen. Rubio said this morning that instead of focusing on guns we should focus on why we have such a violent society. Maybe I am coming around; I think I agree with him. If we want an honest discussion about violence in this country then we had better address why nearly all mass murderers are white males. Not all, but I emphasize "nearly" as the profile of a mass murderer is said to be young, white and male. that really puts whites at greater risks than other groups. And every time a white man kills his wife, girl friend or mother, we need to be very concerned. So we need to solve Black on Black crime, but also let's solve white on white mass killings.

I know people who do not go to certain public events for fear of mass violence. Let's work together to get the answers! Our children deserve a society free of this violence.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 04/14/13 - 06:41 pm
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TruthMatters

The odds of someone getting killed by a mass murder are statistically so low they are not even on the chart. We need to work on the problems that results in thousands of deaths each year. People that avoid public events because of potential violence are the ones who should not have a gun....they have a phobia.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/14/13 - 06:59 pm
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This was an excellent letter.

This was an excellent letter. Crimes against humanity, perpetrated by statist governments far outweigh anything in the history of mankind. As pointed out, evil leaders used religion as an excuse at points in our past to advance their twisted agenda, but nothing compares to the hundreds of millions slaughtered under statist governments.

And some people wonder why informed citizens are so against power grabs by our government. The supporters of said “grabs” must be sheep or rabbits, I know not which, dangerously deluded I'm sure!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/14/13 - 07:00 pm
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Don't tell me;

tell the parents of the children killed in Newtown!

KSL
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KSL 04/14/13 - 07:11 pm
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Truth

I am glad something got you thinking. I trust tou will leave isolated statistics in lock box in a safe. I am aware that most serial killers are white males. Few females of any color commit those types of crime. Now Ihave read with interest but not studied the fact that stats tell us that in the US, minority gangs, especially young gang members, are committing a huge number of the deaths and the maiming.

You are right. We have a serious social problem in our country that has been caused by numerous factors and failures of society, including those we elected to represent us.

We law abiding citizens need to work together to solve the problems that affect us all, even though not the same factors affect us collectively. We need to realize we all have a problem and not point the blame at certain groups. With that said, I have a caveat. There are certain spokespeople, representatives from multiple groups who jump at the chance to use situations for their POLITICAL agendas. They get in the way of problem solving.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/14/13 - 07:36 pm
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KSL

Nice post.

There are people from both parties that can't let an "incident" pass without trying to score a few political points. Partially why so many tune out and off from politics. It's down right sickening if you think about it.

At the same time it's important to be aware of history so we guard against repeats. How I wish that the public school system would devout just as much time to failed political systems as they do to pointing out the failings of our own. Maybe we'd have a whole generation of youngsters that would be devoted to improving mankind instead of perpetrating failed polices.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 04/14/13 - 08:00 pm
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TruthMatters

I think you were talking about what area of crime to focus on that would have the most effect. More children are killed running with sharp objects than by mass murders. Poor parenting by far results in many more deaths. Maybe we should outlaw bad parents. The fact remains that it is safer for children today than at any point in history. Drug use by parents is a far worse problem for children than focusing on a mass murder. We need to stop making laws based on emotion. More Gun control laws will have no effect on a situation such as NewTown....other than to make liberal "feel" better. We must focus on facts and results not emotion.

KSL
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KSL 04/14/13 - 08:05 pm
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Truth

Who actually owned the guns Lanza used?

I admit I did not follow the case due to the gun snatchers' tendency to over blow problems with gun ownership out of control.

Both my husband and I have had all parts of our respective families on the East Coast since the first decades of the 1600's with most of of the
rest following early on.

There is extensive history of these gun owners and not one known incidence of murder or mayhem. Owning unlicensed guns is not the problem.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/14/13 - 09:02 pm
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It is a right to own

It is a right to own "unlicensed" guns. If this were a legitimate country, this would not be an issue.

Let's take this a few steps further.

We've a few rights guaranteed by the constitution. If our statist government decides “it don't like” our legitimate, granted rights, are we bound to obey?

If yes, ka sa ra sa ra. If no?

KSL
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KSL 04/14/13 - 09:19 pm
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The idea that when you arrive

The idea that when you arrive on this earth that every basic need you have must be met by someone else is the problem is abhorrent to me.

First parents, MAKE THAT PARENTS, we are not animals without character, morals, values, even religion. There are a surprising number of people who drop off those values because there is an entity that stands ready and willing to supply for families no matter how sorry children and sorry parents turn out.

KSL
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KSL 04/14/13 - 09:23 pm
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Young Fred

I fear they have manipulated the sa ra sa ra onto us.

KSL
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KSL 04/14/13 - 09:34 pm
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And young fred

I am appalled at the numerous typos and other errors. I don't have on my mind proof reading for an A grade. 3 mistakes of any type meant one letter grade below.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/14/13 - 09:45 pm
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Truth, glad to see you are

Truth, glad to see you are willing to discuss root causes rather than defend against perceived discrimination. The numbers don't lie and we best be getting around to finding out WHY, rather than be concerned about WHO and what the political ramifications are. At the end of the day, all most people want is to be free of fear from criminals, and live in peace among our friends and neighbors.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/14/13 - 09:47 pm
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"I am appalled at the

"I am appalled at the numerous typos and other errors"

???

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/14/13 - 09:53 pm
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ICL

I don't think anyone questions that promiscuous homosexuals are mostly responsible for the spread of AIDS in developed countries; but the writer implied (IMO) that the blessings of the psychiatric group increased the number of homosexuals. BALDERDASH! That is suggesting that once that proclamation was made that all of a sudden a bunch more people "decided" that wanted to be gay. Gimme a break. You are or you are not. That is like suggesting that someone chooses to have clinical depression, schizophrenia, or bi-polar disorder. They are all brain anaomalies of one sort or another IMO.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/14/13 - 09:59 pm
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I'm appalled at the posters

I'm appalled at the posters who “poo-pa” the letter writers point.

This is right now! Right here!

Ne'er do wells, who haven't a clue, couldn't/can't justify their stance if their life depended on it. Parrot the pop media and feel good about it. All the while believing they're informed, yet tripping through life without a clue.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/14/13 - 10:18 pm
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itsanotherday

I don't know if you were around when the AIDS epidemic first hit this country. Regan was on top of this. His “peeps” realized early on that the promiscuous lifestyle of most gays was a danger to their own health. “They” wanted no part of this FACT, went so far as to belittle every caution that the administration put forth. The “psychiatric groups” went with the “flow” instead of the facts for a very long time.

The hate filled commentary that came forth was a sight to behold. Here was a man trying to save lives, versus the status quo who would DIE sooner that listen to common sense from such as Regan.

History repeats itself. People refuse to adhere to common sense, and tend to go with that which tugs at their emotions.

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soldout 04/14/13 - 10:37 pm
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amazing

It is amazing to hear so many folks defend sin when it is the source of all problems. Life gets a lot better when Jesus becomes the most important thing in your life, the Bible becomes your most important book and the Holy spirit leads you into all truth and gives you peace, joy and an eternal life in heaven. Anybody got a better offer than that??? satan can only offer you sickness, sadness, bondage, worry and strife.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/14/13 - 10:50 pm
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Amen brother! It is

Amen brother!

It is foretold!

Our current administration is woefully “lax”.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/15/13 - 05:09 am
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IAD, Young Fred's comment at

IAD, Young Fred's comment at 11:18pm was so spot on!

If you have a society that is warned of a dangerous "activity" but is constantly told that this action is normal and acceptable and society continues to disregard the dangers because they are continuously told that "whatever feels good do it", then (IMO) they contribute to the consequences society faces because of those actions.

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carcraft 04/15/13 - 05:52 am
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I really don't think Passing

I really don't think Passing On By is as smart as he thinks he is. Hitler used pagan German myths the provide a mystic depth to the NAZI. Hitler had pagan rituals incorporated in SS and other Nazi organizations. Hitler did not maintain his connection with the Catholic Church.How could he? He killed hundreds of priests and nuns. Bonhoffer, a leading German Christian, went back to Germany knowing Hitler would kill him. Bonhoffer felt the people needed a sbepherd to help oppose Hitler. One of Hitler's last orders was the execution of Bonhoffer! The German officer who was part of the plot to kill Hitler took part in the attempt because of his Christian convictions!

carcraft
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carcraft 04/15/13 - 06:09 am
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The breaking down of the

The breaking down of the social taboos of homosexuality, fostered by the American psychiatric society lead to the gay bath houses etc. Rampant anonymous sexual encounters furled the spread of HIV/AIDS. Read the book "And the Band Played On ". The gay community resisted any efforts at normal epidemic controls utilized by Puplic Health. HIV/AIDS first appeared in the gay community. Gaeton Dugas was patient zero or part of a SMALL cluster of men who were "patient zero in the current AIDS epidemic.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/15/13 - 08:14 am
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Not disagreeing

with the self inflicted part; just the idea that the psychiatrist's pronouncements "created" more gay people.

As a matter of fact, I recall people, myself included, initially said "who cares? They are doing it to themselves and after they die off this disease will go with them".

But then something happened. It spread into the hetero community through bi-sexuals, blood transfusions, and IV drugs. All of a sudden we are facing an incurable, horrible disease that is beginning to get a toe hold in the general population.

I support (ed) the research to eradicate this scourge for a number of reasons; one being that we simply could not afford to treat and care for the large numbers of people becoming afflicted with it; the drugs alone were tens of thousands / year/patient. Worldwide, it was going to break the back of health care systems.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/15/13 - 11:25 am
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posted by Dr. Payne "The 1973

posted by Dr. Payne "The 1973 decision of the American Academy of Psychiatrists to “normalize” homosexuality has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths from HIV/AIDS; infected many more; "

IAD, please show me where in this statement you come to the opinion that this letter writer was stating "that the psychiatrist's pronouncements "created" more gay people". I do not see it.

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tombee 04/15/13 - 02:57 pm
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Excellent Letter

Note to self:
If I need a doctor who has good sense and Biblical wisdom, go to Dr. Payne and tell others the same.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/15/13 - 04:56 pm
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Ne'er do wells?

Where is the civility in public discourse?

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