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I have been an official Christian for 53 years, and a Christian for longer than that. I also am a 100 percent disabled Vietnam veteran.

A lot of preachers on Christian television think preaching is a certain style, technique or tone of voice. Preaching is just normal talking. A lot of preachers think if they get the audience excited, they are preaching well. I think audiences put on a show sometimes when the preacher is preaching. Billy Graham, the greatest preacher in the United States, spoke in a normal tone of voice, and audiences would not get emotional.

We do not need prejudiced people such as Pat Robertson of The 700 Club, CBN and Regent University; and Jack Van Impe and Hal Lindsey, who all are rich, right-wing conservative Republicans who hold grudges against President Obama.

Republicans and conservatives want you to believe they are better than Democrats and liberals, but they are not. Abraham Lincoln, who freed black slaves in the United States, was in the Republican Party but really was a liberal. Slave owners were conservative. Liberals are better than conservatives.

President Obama has guided us out of this recession, which started under President George W. Bush.

Bobby Etheridge

Augusta

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carcraft
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carcraft 04/24/14 - 03:24 am
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LOL, where to start. Guided

LOL, where to start. Guided us out of the recession, nope, Obama has spent $ trillions on welfare and hand outs so we won't think we are still in a recession! Unemployment is down about 1% as of last month over when Obama took office. One interesting number under Obama is the labour participation rate. The number of people involved in actually looking for work, it is the lowest since the record has been kept. Obama's added $7 trillion to our national debt, double what Bush did in this time. More unemployed Black folks, inflation is starting to ramp up, gas prices twice as high, food prices keep climbing, according to fact check consumer prices up 10.2%. America will soon be broke if we keep this up then who will sign Mr. Ethridge's disability check then?

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gaflyboy 04/24/14 - 03:49 am
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"Abraham Lincoln,

who freed black slaves in the United States, was in the Republican Party but really was a liberal." Where do you get that!? If he were with us today, he would be heading the Tea Party. I'm pretty sure he'd be appalled at the bureaucratic over-reach seen today.

And concerning Mr. Obama guiding us out of this recession; this has been the slowest recovery in American history, if that's what you want to call it. Canada's per-capita income has grown twice as fast as the US over the last 4 years. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-outpaces-u-s-in-per-capita-income... For the first time in many years, the American middle class is no longer the most affluent in the world.

Try sticking to facts, Mr. Etheridge.

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avidreader 04/24/14 - 04:52 am
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Good Humor!

Mr. Etheridge, you're a funny guy. Who put you up to this? I'm sure the Chronicle editors sat around and snickered a bit before publishing your letter. However, you have the right to be heard. God bless you!

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InChristLove 04/24/14 - 05:03 am
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"I have been an official

"I have been an official Christian for 53 years, and a Christian for longer than that"

I read the letter but still having a problem getting past the first sentence. Mr. Etheridge, you are either a Christian or you are not. What is an "official" Chrisitian and if you've been one for 53 years, how could you be a Christian for longer than that? Either you are or you are not, there are no in between status.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 05:08 am
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Just keep repeating over and
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Just keep repeating over and over. The economy is better now....it's all Bush's fault.............if you keep repeating it loud and often enough, just maybe it will become true.

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localguy55 04/24/14 - 05:17 am
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It must be "low information

It must be "low information letter" week for LTE. I'm not going to throw the AC under the bus for publishing non-sense such as the letters that have been this week.

To be fair and open to all opinions, the AC must do this. I am sure the editorial staff realize that most of their readers are smart enough to know this.

All we can do is be amused and amazed that there are folks that really believe some of the stuff that people write.

It is when those that are elected believe the same thing and start legislating in the same manner. That is when it becomes a detriment and dangerous to our way of life.

The Oblama administration and the leftist democraps are a shining example of how wrong a political party can screw things up. And they have followers that believe their rhetoric.

So, let's just be amused this morning and lets all read the posts from the low information people on this. It should give a lot of people a chuckle or two.

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wribbs 04/24/14 - 05:36 am
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I just sat here and laughed

I just sat here and laughed as I read this. Thanks for the morning humor!

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corgimom 04/24/14 - 05:42 am
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gaflyboy, oh yes, Lincoln

gaflyboy, oh yes, Lincoln sure was a liberal.

Ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?

He was reviled and hated by many in America- just like Obama.

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localguy55 04/24/14 - 06:03 am
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to say that the Emancipation

to say that the Emancipation Proclamation emanated from a liberal point of view is a stretch. It had politics written all over it.

Excerpt from Letter to Horace Greeley from Lincoln, August 22, 1862.

"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union."

And lets not forget who reviled Lincoln. It was Democrats.

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ymnbde 04/24/14 - 06:13 am
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ya gotta have secret powers to be an "official" liberal

are you an "official" liberal?
can you make the laws of economics bend to your will?
can you make kids learn even though the class is chaotic?
can you make banks loan money to people who won't pay it back?
can you value a lizard the same as a human?
do you believe that money is tree leaves and that Washington has a magic thermostat?
can you move the lined sand?
Conservatives may be "Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound..."
but the things liberals try to do are just too hard in the real world
the real world is quite conservative. Most people actually live there
but the land of the liberals, well, Imaginupiter, that's special
so, are you official? do you have the faith of a child, and the knowledge and self-control of a child also? you may be official
are you "whom we have been waiting for?"

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edcushman 04/24/14 - 06:27 am
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"He was reviled and hated by
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"He was reviled and hated by many in America- just like Obama."
corgimom, GW Bush was hated by almost very liberal. The greatest president ever Ronald Reagan was hated by left.
Obama is hated for what he is doing to the country. Conservative do not want a Marxist country.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 06:32 am
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"gaflyboy, oh yes, Lincoln
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"gaflyboy, oh yes, Lincoln sure was a liberal.
Ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?
He was reviled and hated by many in America- just like Obama."

That appears to be a statement based on the lie that the left tries to push, that liberals look after the best interests of blacks and conservatives try to enslave them. If you look at what liberal policies have done over the last 60 or so years, and actually think critically, you would see that just the opposite is true.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 06:42 am
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Are the poor any less poor
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Are the poor any less poor now because of welfare? If your "solution" doesn't help people get better, then it is not a solution at all....but enslavement. Think about that when you want to decide who's policies are actually better for you in the long run.

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corgimom 04/24/14 - 06:44 am
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No, that statement is based

No, that statement is based on historical FACT.

Geeze.

And it's ridiculous to say that he would be head of the Tea Party movement. Historical FACT will tell you that the Republican party back then were the ones that supported black people.

And this isn't about the "last 60 years", this is about Abraham Lincoln.

Again, GEEZE.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/24/14 - 06:46 am
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ymnbde, in regards to your

ymnbde, in regards to your statement about making kids learn while the classroom is chaotic-

Take a long look at NCLB, that insists that schools keep those disruptive kids so that they won't be "left behind".

NCLB was the worst thing to hit American education, and that would be thanks to George W. Bush.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/24/14 - 06:49 am
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And ymnbde, who was president

And ymnbde, who was president in 1975, when the mainstreaming law was passed, so that teachers are stuck with these disruptive, mentally ill, and sociopathic kids?

That would be Republican Gerald Ford.

Please, get your facts straight, it was Republican administrations that are responsible for this mess.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/24/14 - 06:52 am
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Edcushman, no, Ronald Reagan

Edcushman, no, Ronald Reagan most certainly was NOT the "greatest President ever."

You know why we have such a tremendous homeless problem? That would be thanks to Ronnie and his terrible idea to close the mental hospitals. He started first in California and then took that dreadful idea nationwide.

All these shooters that massacre these innocent people in schools, colleges, malls, theatres, etc?

Thank Ronald Reagan for them.

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corgimom 04/24/14 - 06:52 am
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Reagan stank as Governor of

Reagan stank as Governor of California, too.

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carcraft 04/24/14 - 06:56 am
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I love the way liberals try

I love the way liberals try to rewrite history and the ignorant minions believe the drivel ! More Republicans backed the civil rights act than Democrats. The Democratic Party was the party of the Llan. Robert Byrd was a Grand Dragon. Al Gore's dad was a racist as was Senator Fulbright. William Wallace, Bull Conley and about every dirty racist Sheriff was a Democrat. Howard W. Smith a racists Democrat blocked Kenedy's attempt for a civil rights act 1 year before Johnson passed one . Robert Byrd Democrat folibustered the bill for 14 hours. The final votes for Democrates 61%, Republicans 80% in house. Senate vote Democrats 69% Republicans 82%. If Republicans had not favored civil rights by such wide margins the civil rights act never would have seen the light if day!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 07:04 am
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"No, that statement is based
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"No, that statement is based on historical FACT."

So is the quote from Lincoln stating that he did NOT want to free the slaves.

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edcushman 04/24/14 - 07:07 am
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" Reagan stank as Governor of
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" Reagan stank as Governor of California, too."
When Reagan left CA it was doing very well. He turned CA around just as he did the country. The liberals took over CA and have bankrupted it just like they are doing to this country. It is funny how liberal minds can distort the facts.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 07:08 am
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Speaking of historical fact,
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Speaking of historical fact, can you explain the 13th Amendment passed with 100% Republican support and 63% of Democrats oppose it?

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edcushman 04/24/14 - 07:13 am
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" Please, get your facts
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" Please, get your facts straight, it was Republican administrations that are responsible for this mess."
corgimom, I agree the repubs made a lot of mistakes but what CREATED THE REAL MESS was the Great Society, democrats, liberals which includes a lot of repubs and black leaders who are/were mostly communists just like Obama.

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carcraft 04/24/14 - 07:14 am
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Corgimom, dead wrong, I was

Corgimom, dead wrong, I was in Nursing school graduated in 1978 and the "main streaming" of the mentally ill was well under way before I graduated. Boulder River School and Hospital in Montana was empty of every person that could be moved out were. This movement actually started in the 70' s before Reagan ever became president!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 07:15 am
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"And this isn't about the
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"And this isn't about the "last 60 years", this is about Abraham Lincoln."

OK Corgi.....tell us the polices from liberals that have helped people in the last 200 years then.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 07:16 am
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" Please, get your facts straight, it was Republican administrations that are responsible for this mess."

Explain how.

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gaflyboy 04/24/14 - 07:17 am
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corgimom 04/24/14 - 06:42 am

OK - so conservatives are all racists who want to take us back to the days of slavery ... The fact is Lincoln was the first Republican president and Democrats were the ones fighting for Jim Crow laws.

That made up argument is really getting old.

OK - If standing for liberty, personal responsibility and smaller government makes conservatives racists - then we're racists - so what?

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 07:20 am
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carcraft
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carcraft 04/24/14 - 07:20 am
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Of course Corgimom doesn't

Of course Corgimom doesn't want to. Talk about the community reinvestment act. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd refusing to deal with Fannie and Freddie.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/24/14 - 07:24 am
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Wanna talk about money spent
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Wanna talk about money spent on shovel ready jobs? Wanna talk about labor participation rate? Wanna talk about number of people dependent on food stamps?

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