Ultimately, someone always must pay

We have all heard the saying “there is no free lunch.” If you stop and think about it, you realize somebody always has to pay for things whether lunch or whatever.

The real question for us in America is do you want to pay for everything for everybody else? I think not.

Why am I writing this letter to the editor? Hopefully to make folks think about what our government should and should not be doing.

Government does nothing without money which comes from taxing its citizens. When government taxes businesses, they pass it on to us, their customers, i.e., the taxpayers.

When we elect officials to any office at any level we expect them to act responsibly and in the best interest of those they represent. Whether executives or legislators, we hope they will not make irrational or bad decisions because such things hurt us all in America.

I remember well being a proud John F. Kennedy Democrat when his mantra was “ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.”

The Democratic Party of JFK is now long gone and now I am a proud Republican thanks to Bill Clinton and the decline of the Democratic Party into the depths of the welfare state and liberal socialism mentality.

Recently the score of Democratic presidential candidates announced they favored free health care for all illegal immigrants. The president and our Congress are supposed to represent the actual legal citizens of this country and are supposed to support the U.S. Constitution and the laws of the land. However, many do not. 8 US Code 1324 states it a federal felony to knowingly give aid and comfort to illegal aliens. Why is the law not enforced? It should not be ignored.

The Democratic Party and all its presidential candidates have lost their way in more ways than one. Social­ism does not work. We cannot be all things to all people.

I know many registered Democrats who are fine people. Some of them are misguided and the rest vote Republican. Build the wall and vote Republican.

Jim Weise

Elizabethtown

(13) comments

LINDA DUV

No racist rant here, other than yours. You've gone off on another tangent. What does North Korea have to do with any of this? I've always said that Democrats have 3 Strategies. 1) Play the race card as is obvious here. 2) Play the sex card ala Christine Blasey Ford's whiny voice, lying her way to her 30 seconds of fame and 3) Change the subject as you did here. You've got nothing.

LINDA DUV

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/don-lemon-black-hole-malaysia-jet Dono, outstanding and valid points all. President Trump tweeted NOTHING concerning race yet the radical left and their lemmings, the Fake News Media, is calling him a racist. The 4 Communist Queens are an embarrassment to our country. Tlaib can barely speak English. Her and Omar have a limited vocabulary as their favorite word is MF. Omar is an anti-Semitic radical Islamic punk. (Remember when Obama wouldn't use the term radical Islam? I think that he was afraid to make his buddies mad.) Cortez is simply stupid. She has made dumb blonde jokes obsolete. To hear her tell it her Green New Deal is going to make air travel obsolete and she is going to tell cows to quit farting. ( Remember when, in the Kavanaugh hearing, that Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse didn't know the meaning of the word flatulence?) Oh, by the way, talking about Conspiracy Theories? How about FNN's own 75 IQ Don Lemon sporting the theory that the Malaysian airliner flew into a Black Hole? See attached link. In fact, the whole "Russian Collusion" Investigation was a conspiracy theory. Nothing more, that cost the American taxpayers millions of dollars. Now, there are 2 good examples of "Conspiracy Theories".

LINDA DUV

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/06/10/hiring-hits-record-high-in-united-states/ Glad to see that we have a REAL businessman in the White House instead of a pro-Communist, pro-Muslim community activist. Whatever that is.

Michael93v4

Keep writing your racist rants. President Trump just hung a picture of him and the Communist leader of North Korea in the White House. I bet he has a good photo of himself and Putin the Communist leader of Russia. There is a current pro-Communist supporter in the White House. You call him Lord Trump your cult leader. As far as pro-Muslim, what is wrong with being Muslim. Are also anti-muslim? I guess that is what makes you a great cultist follower of "King Trump". I guess you support the North Korean leader just like Trump. I guess you do not care Trump has betrayed every soldier who died and was wounded in the Korean War. No peace without a regime change. Conservative Republicans have been chanting that for decades until President "bone spurs" Trump. Trump wants to build hotels in North Korea with Kim Jong Un. Sounds to me like King Trump and his cultist followers are commie lovers. Trump even has photo evidence. What pro-communist are you babbling about? LOL

LINDA DUV

https://www.foxnews.com/us/protesters-chant-usa-minnesota-city-councils-nix-pledge-allegiance More Democrat Communists

Michael93v4

FOX news source. Entertainment news for Trump cultist. I guess you do not want to focus on King Trump's racist rant about four Democrat Congress women. As a Trump Cultist what is your spin?

LINDA DUV

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/07/12/nolte-washington-post-column-accuses-disneys-lion-king-of-white-supremacy/ An op-ed from the Fake News' Washington Post. Sounds like a Democrat wrote it.

Michael93v4

President Donald Trump requests four congresswomen of color to go back where they came from. Same white supremacist hate speech that racist use. I guess that is fake news also. Breitbart entertainment? I guess people like you love Breitbart entertainment. Is that not where you get your so-called facts. Calling Washington Post fake news is hilarious coming from a Breitbart and FOX news cultist. The reason your cult leader Donald Trump hates the Washington Post is that it primarily writes about Wahington D.C. politics and he has really screwed up on everything a President is supposed to manage. So he calls bad press about him fake news. That does not mean the press is incorrect or fake. It means Donald Trump's ego has been bruised. But I am sure you will side with your cult leader and declare valid news "fake news" for your lord and master Trump. You do know Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and Bill O'Reilly have all spoken and written conspiracy theories. You cherry picking articles and calling Democrat should be so embarrassing to you but we know you have no shame and will just hate on anything Democrat.

DONO

Linda Duv, Mr. Weise, I’m convinced that our President is one of the more brilliant Americans of our lifetime. With the tweet below, he has caused an epic Democrat meltdown and exposed all of the trolls who avoid debate, conflate the obvious, and call anyone who disagrees with them a racist. It is simply amazing. There is not a racist word or implication in the entire tweet yet the Democrats have exploded into a fit of racist rants, accusations, and juvenile fake news. The President’s Tweet: So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” This again highlights the fact that Democrats and their socialist views are enemies of our nation and the majority of the media is on board with their agenda. So destructive and what is disturbing is that so many Americans can’t see how horrible they are. Don

Michael93v4

Jim Weise, do you even have a clue as to what is wrong with America's immigration problems? Most Conservatives do not even care to ask the question. The United States of America created the crisis in Mexico and South America. America supported,funded and trained many corrupt organizations to operate in Mexico amd South America. These organization overthrough governments, and became gangs and drug lords. America then abandoned the countries. As long as American business conglomerates are protected America doesn't care what happens in South America. Now after all the damage we get selfish and phony Christians like you complaining about the cost and price for Americas failed foreign policies. The reason is because you refuse to understand the problem. Currently, people like you blame many of America's woes on illegal immigrants. That attitude is just wrong. Currently crime in America is caused by illegal immigrants at the rate of less then 1% of all crime. That means 99% of all crime in America is caused by Americans. But you people wish to complain about illegal immigrants. The racism by Donald Trump and his cultist is sickening. Where is the Christian spirit. Self proclaimed racist from S.C.while serving in Congress and the Senate in the early 1900s declared that Mexicans carried disease and were criminals and America needs to stop them from entering America. It was then Ports of entry and regulations were established along our southern borders. Their were massive abuses by American border guards. Mexicans and South Americans were taught to avoid ports of entry. They worked our agriculture industry during WW2. But now you people declare them an enemy. Pathetic and very un Christian.

LINDA DUV

Outstanding letter, Jim. It's concise, factual and to the point.

Michael93v4

hahahahahah

Michael93v4

Well, how Conservative Republican of you to write BS about what Democrats want to do. As usual, you Trump cultist know everything and Democrats know nothing. You mention Bill Clinton as an excuse for your decision to switch to Conservative Republican. I guess you had no problem with Bush/Cheney and their fake war reasoning and their destruction of the economy. For Conservative Republicans care more about who saw Bill Clinton's private parts then policies. Now we have Donald Trump cultist who are Conservative White Evangelical Republican Nationalist to contend with in American politics. The vast majority are white racist crawling out from their rocks. And their Christian believes stem from the extreme right of Christianity which beliefs in believe through prosperity. A relatively new form of Christianity that beliefs your personal wealth determines how much God loves you. Their preachers are millionaires and enjoy privately owned jets and mansions. Their churches are huge. They preach greed is good. They have anointed Donald Trump as being blessed by God. But these same churches condemned Barack Obama. I have another term for the Trump cultist. Children of the beast and Donald Trump is their cult leader.

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