To the editor:
In a weekend letter to the editor, Mr. Banks posed 15 statements. I assume he wants people to think about them and classify them as true or false. Most of them are a bit tricky. If you went down his list and came up with 15 definite answers, you're probably a liberal. Or, in the second grade. Or both.
Space won't allow me to comment on all of them, but I'll try a few. I'll put his statements in quotations.
"1. Enforcing the 2nd Amendment is the same as enforcing Roe v. Wade." Huh? Well, enforcing is enforcing, I assume.
"2. It is more important to be loyal than right." Tricky. The Nazi Party members may have been a bit wrong in supporting the Holocaust, the killing of millions, and the subjugation of Europe, but they sure as heck were loyal. Likewise, 94 percent of African-Americans in the last election loyally voted for Obama, and probably diminished their future economic prospects by doing so. At the same time, by being doggedly Democrat, they were being disloyal to Abraham Lincoln, the Republican president who released their ancestors from slavery. Close to a tossup, but I think I'll go for right.
3. "My government is oppressing me with laws that protect me." Ron, if it is, I feel for you. My government, on the other hand, is oppressing me and the economy I must live in – with high taxes and many regulations. They also oppress me when they ignore or twist the Constitution.
"8. Responsibility for my choices is mine." No, it's my Aunt Lizzie's. She watches me like a hawk.
"10. Fair is in the eye of the beholder." No, it's whatever Barack Obama says is fair.
"12. Laws are meant to restrict my freedoms." Ron, if they apply to you, they are. By definition, some laws are meant to control behavior, and thus by definition they restrict freedom, which is absence of control. The rest of the laws are meant to give money or benefits to some big group of voters so as to keep the Democrats in power.
"15. You are right as long as you agree with me." Ron has clearly stated President Obama's philosophy. And, of lesser importance, mine. Nice job, Ron.
I'm eagerly looking forward to Mr. Banks' next set of questions.