Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but the letter “Republicans forsake their core beliefs” in the SV Weekend on Feb. 2 reeks of political bigotry and hypocrisy.
The author decries the federal Republican gerrymandering in 2010, but conveniently ignores the blatantly unethical, state of Illinois Democratic redistricting in 2012.
He bemoans the loss of representational government and accuses Republicans of scheming to steal elections, but turns a blind eye to Chicago voter fraud and an elected governor who carried only three Illinois counties.
He supports the “constitutionally established Electoral College,” but seems to consider infringement on the Second Amendment justifiable under the pretense of “solving the gun epidemic.”
He claims Republican resistance to “routinely extend” the “debt ceiling” costing our country its AAA credit rating. In actuality, it was that very extension of debt that triggered the S&P’s loss of confidence (in the will of Congress) and precipitated the downgrade. This practice, along with the Democratic Party’s policy of “buying” the voting loyalty of unions, minorities and entitlements, is one of the major contributing factors to our current economic woes.
His last point was, “How ironic and embarrassing for Republicans to find themselves worshiping at the altar of guns and money, rather than God and the sacred life he breathed into us.”
Guns: Republicans worship not the gun, but the constitutional right to bear it.
God: It’s not Republicans attempting to abolish God and religion from public places.
Sacred life: Which party has most facilitated the termination of sacred lives of untold numbers of fetuses?
As for the embarrassment of changing values, how does the author feel about the president’s 180-degree flip-flop in his second inaugural speech?