R. Charloff: The voice of the people

This is in response to the letter from Robert Lacombe (Nov. 14).

Lacombe says his faith and trust is with God to protect people from the uncertainties the newly elected government will bestow upon them. If that were so, then why would any nation need a governing body? The populace could just let God handle everything.

My faith and trust are in the newly elected government to bring about whatever change officials deem necessary to, hopefully, benefit my generation and generations to follow.

Lacombe says that gay marriage is contrary to God’s law and is despicable, contemptible, disgraceful and dishonorable. I say that, in this country, all people are created equal.

Do his beliefs allow for full equality only for those he deems worthy of it? Did his ancestors fight to deny the vote to women and blacks? Did his ancestors pass laws in some states that a white could not marry a black?

Lacombe should remember that there is a separation of church and state in this country. This country is not governed by God’s law, but by the laws put in place by the voice of the people.

I would defend to the death his right to believe what he wishes, but he should understand that the majority voted, under this nation’s laws (not God’s laws), to enact and enforce the new laws without compelling damnation and bigotry.

Richard Charloff, Auburn

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I have full faith and trust ...

... in the newly re-elected government to continue to act in their own self interests; my generation and those to follow can go jump.

I can only hope there are enough grown-ups left in DC to rein in the power-hungry before they do so much to benefit me that I go bankrupt paying for it.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

....except if you are

....except if you are wealthy, then it is open season.

RONALD RIML's picture

Quite your whining, out your 'Big Boy' Pants on -

and Pay Your Taxes......

MARK GRAVEL's picture

By the way, I have finally

By the way, I have finally located all those starving masses that I keep hearing you and Betty talking about.

I saw them busting down the door at the local wal*mart looking to spend their entitlement dollars on .?

Well, I was going to say food, but it was all that other junk wal*mart sells.

RONALD RIML's picture


Those were Republicans....

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Dear Ronald “I want to tax

Dear Ronald “I want to tax the rich” Riml:

Either your statement is a failed attempt to be funny, or you are confused about current events.


America’s Mr. Right.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

I always pay taxes for myself

I always pay taxes for myself and for the 47% of the population that does not pay any federal taxes.

That is, as long as I have ordinary income.


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