TO THE EDITOR: When Barack Obama attended the private Punahou school in Honolulu, he had a mentor named Frank Marshall Davis, a sympathizer or member of the Communist Party.
When Obama left for Occidental College in 1979, he wrote, “Frank” cautioned him not to “start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all the BS.”
No, our president is not a communist. But, apparently, our future president was a good listener and well indoctrinated. While serving as a senator, he sponsored a Global Poverty Act designed to send hundreds of billions of dollars of U.S. foreign aid to the rest of the world in order to meet U.N. demands.
I judge him on what he has done to this country. He has been the most divisive president in my lifetime. He has anointed himself as our czar and chooses which laws he will enforce and which he won’t. If he can’t get his way with Congress, he bypasses them and implements a new policy by executive fiat. The latest one is eliminating the work rule for welfare. A couple of weeks ago, he decided not to enforce a substantial portion of our immigration laws.
If you are not for him, you are demonized and vilified. Two weeks ago, the IRS asked the tea party for a list of donors. There is nothing that his administration will not do to intimidate anyone who opposes his policies.
If he is re-elected for a second term, our country will cease to be a place of free enterprise, and most of our freedoms will have been lost. It is sad when the news media, including this newspaper, does not protest the eroding of our way of life but cheers the socialization of our once great country.
CLYDE M. RABIDEAU SR.