Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Otego’s Charles Pierce


Charles Pierce of Otego recently had the following letter published in The Oneonta Daily Star.
“A fascist, racist, serial liar, thief and molester lives in our White House. His billionaire cabinet is a group of the worst losers in our nation’s history.  My last letter spoke of Trump as a wannabe dictator who studies Hitler, and says warm things about current dictators.  Show me how I am wrong.  WWII was fought ‘To forever rid the Earth of fascism, a government of, by, and for corporations and the rich.’
“One of the most illiterate and uncaring ‘presidents’ ever is loved by the rich, the racists, and so-called religious leaders who care about forcing religion onto public school children, and to remain non-profit while being a political entity.  Our Constitution guarantees no religion in government, which is the very reason people hundreds of years ago left everything to get away from forced beliefs.  But bullies never seem to quit!
“The young, seeing phony Christians prevail, vocalize they do not want to be like Christians.  That may help understand why church attendance is way down.
“The pope seems to be the only leader with a backbone, strong enough to speak out to the masses.  How many local ministers have stood up to Trump supporters?  Under Eisenhower the GOP forced religion onto everyone by putting words onto all our money, contrary to our Constitution.  By the way, I believe in the teachings of Jesus, including the Ten Commandments.
“An Adirondack minister using the n-word about once every paragraph or two claimed he was a Christian.  Trump says he is, too, for he read about it in ‘Two Corinthians.’  Talk about losers!
“It angers me when fellow veterans gush over such lowlifes. If you honor those who gave all, be worthy of the oath you took to defend America and its Constitution!” 

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