In the letter from Noralee Patton under the heading “Progressivism hurting United States,” she states that progressives have been changing this country for about 100 years and have tried to change our Constitution.
She is basing her opinions on the movie “2016” and believes all the anti-Obama misinformation, propaganda and lies put forth in that movie. She blames all the country’s ills on Democratic presidents, specifically stating that Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were responsible for the housing debacle.
I would recommend that rather than base her views on that biased movie that she do a little research.
She will find that the housing debacle was not merely the fault of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, but through deregulation of the banking and financial systems which started with Jimmy Carter and continued in Ronald Reagan’s administration, Clinton’s administration and the George W. Bush administration.
These deregulations were the reason financial institutions, which were not regulated, went wild and took extremely major risks thereby causing the 2008 financial crisis.
I would suggest that since Patton relies on movies to obtain her information that she check out two movies: “Inside Job” and “Too Big to Fail,” which state the truth of the financial meltdown, where the fault lies and how serious it was.
The big joke in Patton’s letter is that she states Lyndon Baines Johnson destroyed the American black family with his “War On Poverty.”
I doubt very seriously that the American black community would agree with her summation of the situation.
Apparently she was either not yet born or is too young to remember the ’60s, when African-American citizens had very few rights, were grossly mistreated and basically lived in poverty; therefore, Lyndon Johnson’s “War On Poverty” was a humane act.
Also, I doubt that the senior citizens, who are dependent on Social Security for their livelihood and Medicare to take care of their health needs, would agree that progressivism has hurt the United States.
What has hurt the United States is the greediness that has taken over our political and financial systems.
retired hospital employee