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Letter to the Editor: Contrast between liberty, tyranny

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I would like to submit a few words of wisdom from one of our country's greatest men to compare and contrast with the complete disaster that is Obama.

"We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some, the word liberty may mean for each to do as he pleases with himself and/or the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incomparable things, called by the same name -- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the same respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names, liberty and tyranny!" -- Abraham Lincoln, 1864

Obama likes to compare himself to President Lincoln. You, Mr. Obama, are no Abraham Lincoln; you are the antithesis of him.

Was Lincoln a soothsayer? No. He understood the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. Our Founding Fathers were wordsmiths; words have meanings. That's why the constitution was written the way it was.

Progressive Democrats hate the Constitution. It's an obstruction to their agenda.

If it weren't for activist judges we wouldn't be where we are today. The Founders knew that the natural tendency of men was to rule, not govern.

Self-education is the remedy. Read "Men in Black," "Ameritopia," and "Liberty and Tyranny" by Mark Levin. They are eye-opening reading.

Respectfully submitted,

TODD BEUSSINK, Jackson