It never ceases to amaze me what can happen when a liberal Democrat opens his mouth or even worse, puts his words down on paper. In the Oct. 27 edition of the Bladen Journal, Mr. Robert C. Currie used his hands to type his words before he allowed his brain to fully engage.
First off Mr. Currie, everybody knows full well that if any one thing in your life changes, then everything from that point on also changes. Mr. Currie, it appears that even though you’ve stolen the “sign off” I’ve used since I started writing to the Bladen Journal, i.e., “Think about it please,” you have failed to put those words to good use. Don’t you realize that if someone other than Hillary Clinton had occupied the chair of the Secretary of State, the tragedy that occurred at Benghazi would not have happened? That’s like saying if my great-great grandfather had been killed at Ft. Fisher during the Civil War, I’d still be here. Seriously?
As yet, I haven’t figured out if you’re just repeating all the lies the Democratic Party keeps spewing out or if you’re a free thinking man. Since the Democrats have refused to seek the truth as it concerns the tragedy that was Benghazi, the task has fallen to the Republicans. Put your brain to work and think about this: Were it not for the Republican investigation into the tragedy, the people of the United States would never have known anything about her keeping top secret material in a private server kept at her residence; were it not for the Republican investigation, the people of the United States would have never learned that she and even the president lied about the cause of the raid on Benghazi. Having dealt with confidential, secret and top secret material while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, I can tell you that what she did was illegal. Had I or any other military officer did what she did, we’d still be serving time at the military prison in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. When a lie is told time and time again by the Democratic Party, you and others like you will begin to accept that lie as the truth.
Now, as for the other false statement you wrote about. It’s true that the former vice president (Dick Chaney) was the chairman and CEO of Halliburton prior to him being selected as vice president. For those of you who don’t know anything about Halliburton, it was the corporation selected to handle the monumental task of taking care of your sons and daughters while they concerned themselves with fighting the war. Understand that it’s far better for the government to deal with one contract with a company like Halliburton than it would be to deal with hundreds of smaller contracts for the hundreds of companies that it would take to do the same job Halliburton was set up to do. However, when George Bush and Chaney were put into office, Mr. Chaney resigned as the chairman and CEO of Halliburton so there wouldn’t be a conflict with his new job. It’s true that Mr. Chaney received a very large sum of money in his severance package, his accumulated stock options and his deferred compensation. Is that the money that you so cheerfully referred to? Shame on you Mr. Currie for spreading yet another lie.
It’s time for you and other likeminded people to learn the truth about those millions of dollars Mr. Chaney received. It might surprise you to know that Mr. Chaney gave every dime of that money to a charity by the name of Capital Partners for Education. He singlehandedly provides about 10 percent or so as much as the federal government itself does to help these same kids. Capital Partners for Education makes it possible for kids to attend private schools like the one Obama sends his own children. In addition, he even paid for an insurance policy ensuring the charity will continue to receive income should Halliburton ever go out of business. That’s the kind of man Mr. Chaney was and is.
Now why don’t you stop with all the lies you’re spreading about the Republican Party and for once, tell the truth? But then again, the Democratic Party could never let a good thing go without a comment and just because the enormous amount of money is going to an indisputable good cause, there is no reason for the left to let go of their unshakable fantasy that when Mr. Chaney and the large Republican establishment does something good, at least in their minds, it must be evil.
Mr. Currie, consider these truths about the party that you and your cohorts spend so much of your time trying to destroy:
— The Republican Party believes that the federal government should not play a big role in the lives of the people. They believe that lower taxes and less government spending on social issues is the way to go. It’s the Democratic Party that wants to control your lives from the cradle to the grave and will promise you anything as long as you become their slave and give them your vote. Wasn’t it President Lyndon Johnson that said something about giving those (the “N” word) what they want and we’ll have their vote forever?
—The 1964 Civil Rights Act: Eighty percent of the Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for the Act while, in the Senate, it was closer to 82 percen — while the Democratic vote was far less and actually didn’t want the Act to pass at all and did their level best to filibuster it. In addition, it was the Republican minority leader, Everett Dirksen, who led the fight to stop the filibuster.
— In 1869, a Republican governor by the name of John Allen Campbell in the Wyoming Territory made it the first jurisdiction to grant voting rights to women.
— Also in 1872, the Republican Party produced the first black governor, Mr. Pinckney Pitchback, (R-LA)
— In 1917, it was the Republican Party that gave us the first woman in Congress, Representative Jeannette Rankin (R-MT)
— It was the Republican-controlled 66th Congress that passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
— It was the Republican Party that produced the first Hispanic U.S. senator, Sen. Octaviano Larrazolo, (R-NM)
— It was the Republican Party that gave us the first Asian-American U.S. senator, Sen. Hiram Fong, (R-HI)
— It was a Republicanpresident, Ronald Reagan, that appointed the first woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Conner.
I could go on and on Mr. Currie, but I pray that you now get the message. It’s the Republican Party that’s doing their very best for all the people of this country and also to help this country get back to where we used to be. As for the Democrats Party, they won’t do anything unless it benefits the Democratic Party, so God help you.
Stand up people and do something to combat the madness of the Democratic Party or this country, our country, is doomed to fall just as Rome did. Mark my words — and if you got this far, please think about it.
Jerry D. Jackson is a resident of Elizabethtown.