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April 20, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Laws can’t be ignored


Richard Feuilly, Weatherford

This is democracy?

Dear Editor,

The current Republican strategy for the next national election is to continue their attack on Obamacare, keep rehashing the IRS investigation of Republication political action committees, continue to investigate the Bengazi murder of our Ambassador and, of course, blame the NSA communication spying on the Obama Administration, which was created by the Bush administration and overwhelmingly passed by both houses of congress.

If the Congress wants someone to blame for the NSA operation, they should just look in a mirror.

I believe all four Republican plans will fail. The major problem with Obamacare was the Internet enrollment, which has been largely corrected. And by the 2016 election there will be 15-20 million Americans enrolled who would be without health insurance if the law had not been enacted.

Anybody who has read or listened to the numerous investigations of the Bengazi attack would know Bengazi was a total CIA operation. And it was our Ambassador that twice refused military security before the fatal attack. Out of loyalty to our dead Ambassador and the secrecy of CIA operations, the President has refused to place any blame on the man and agency most responsible for the lack of adequate security.

The IRS investigation of Republican and Democratic political action committees started when the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that any organization that had some charitable activity did not have to reveal the names of its donors. Each organization must only apply to the IRS for charitable organization status. The IRS soon received hundreds of applications requesting a change from a political action committee to a charity. This would let every approved organization conceal their financial sources.

If you think this is a good idea, consider billions of dollars can now be injected into political organizations in complete secrecy. Do we really want China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and North Korea front organizations financing elections in this country? Do you want corporations and the wealthy making almost unlimited political donations, and do you believe these political action committees, are now really charities?

Our founding fathers never dreamed that elections could be bought by foreigners, corporations and billionaires, which is now the current law of land. Now even the most radical groups and individuals can buy candidates and parties in complete secrecy. What form of democracy is this?


Dennis Tilly, Weatherford

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