Union Democrat staff

Degradation follows collectivism

To the Editor,

Communism and fascism are but two branches of the same"collectivist" tree.

Central authority is usurped by a single leader and his followers who make all major economic, social, and political decisions.

The "people" then no longer represent the source of all political power but become merely a means of attaining the utopian ends desired by the "dear" leader.

We, the people of the United States, are being led down this path to our destruction.

This "soft" revolution over time incrementally erodes the traditional values that have made us free and prosperous.

Through legislative fiat by self interested officials at every level, we are forced to accept their values.

Everything starts to appear upside down.

The current collectivist movement is being led by our own president.

A man who has been befriended and mentored by collectivist activists throughout his entire life including Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, Bernardine Dohrn, and Bill Ayers.

Ayers, as a member of the radical Weatherman Underground, once said "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents."

This collectivist persuasion followed the president into the White House with executive appointments of like minded individuals including Van Jones, self proclaimed communist and Anita Dunn, Mao admirer. Our free enterprise system, our Constitution, our very way of life is threatened. History shows what follows every collectivist movement: human degradation

Randy Meyer


Divisive campaigning

To the Editor,

In 1980, when President Reagan asked Americans, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" it was still possible to campaign on a theme as simple as the job performance of the other guy. But now, 32 years later, the campaign hinges on a much more fundamental split among the voting population.

Romney appeals to voters who are dissatisfied with the last four years.

Obama appeals to voters who are dissatisfied with America.

Obama is targeting narrow groups, stirring up conflicts over issues aimed at those groups, whether it's union pensions, racism, immigration or birth control - a frenzied rush to polarize as many groups as possible and join them together into an acrimonious coalition, not so much for anything, as against Republicans - groups who are unhappy with America, not in the last four years, but in the last two-hundred years.

No optimism, just deeply rooted pessimism about this country as a whole - the Democratic Party's coalition against democracy.

There isn't a single Obama voter anywhere who believes that four more years will make this country better.

They believe Obama will: make the country a worse place for those people that they hate; grant their group more special privileges while America goes to hell.

Obama is running an un-American, anti-American campaign - a campaign to divide up, carve up and toss aside the laws and traditions of the United States and replace them with the power of arrogance.

Obama cannot win an American election, but he isn't running in an American election - he's running in a post-American election.

By the way, if liberals understood math they wouldn't be liberals.

Ray Anderson