If it were not for the Republicans in the House and Senate, President Johnson would not have been successful in passing the 1964 Civil Rights bill.
Robert Byrd a Democrat, filibustered against the bill. President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock, so that black students could attend Central High School in 1957, best I can remember, he was Republican.
President Kennedy, a Democrat, federalized the Alabama National Guard to remove Gov. George Wallace from the University of Alabama door so Vivian Malone and James Hood could register. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican — does that tell you anything? Condoleezza Rice was a Democrat until 1982 but changed to Republican, due to her dislike for President Carter’s foreign policy. Her father was a Republican, because the Democrats refused to register him to vote, but the Republicans did.
Any one of the Republican candidates have far more credentials for the office of president than the man that occupies the office now. I believe that all could produce a legitimate birth certificate, and a college transcript.
I can’t believe how Democrats can adore Bill Clinton with all his escapades. The uninformed of this country elected a man with absolutely no qualifications to be president. It seems that all you have to do is promise the most ice cream and candy to get elected, it matters not what the cost.
The Democrat party has absolutely destroyed the incentive for people to work. On one hand why work if you can get a check from fellow citizens (you notice that I didn’t use the word government, because government doesn’t have any money). On the other hand, why work, the government is going to take your money and give it to those that don’t work. When that takes place, the politicians can assure themselves a secure livelihood. The time is fast approaching when there will be more takers than there are providers.
Big government is the cause of poverty, when people lose their homes savings, and jobs, you can rest assured that it can be traced back to some government meddling. You hear it said that wall street was not regulated enough, could it be that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were not regulated enough. The executives at Freddie and Fannie are getting large salaries and large bonuses, but surely there are thieves that would work cheaper. You hear liberals come unglued over the salaries and bonuses of CEO in the private sector, but not a whimper when government employees rob the tax payer blind.
The Constitution entitles you to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Roe vs. Wade has denied life to some, and government regulations are denying liberty, and their meddling is rapidly making happiness very elusive.
Richard Feuilly is a guest columnist. He is a retired ditch digger and a resident of Weatherford.