Letters to the Editor debt to China, Schodorf’s GOP, Thomas column, ‘God bless,’ gun incident

09/17/2012 12:00 AM

09/14/2012 7:57 PM

What if China asks for its money?

Don’t think this couldn’t happen: China threatens to cash in trillions of dollars worth of U.S. bonds on Jan. 1. The U.S. government pleads with China not to do so, because that would cause the U.S. dollar to crumble into nothing. A loaf of bread would cost $50.

China then says: “We can erase your debt, and your economy can get back on an even keel.”

The U.S. government asks: “Just how can we do that?”

China openly and sternly says: “We want Oregon, Washington state, California and Arizona, for starters. That coastal area will be known as ‘Little China.’ We will move our people in and move your people out, but the large industries will stay and function at the hands of the Chinese.”

The U.S. is not only hurting, but on the verge of collapse. The deal is made, the debt is erased, and what’s left of our economy will prosper. Hopefully, the U.S. can adjust and continue to move on and make sure this doesn’t happen again.

This could happen, and I believe it will happen – soon.

ZACHARIAS BONES

Wichita

GOP isn’t gone

An Eagle editorial asked, “Is Schodorf’s GOP gone?” (Sept. 5 Opinion). Those paying attention would say “no.”

The GOP moved to the right as state Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, and other moderates were left behind, wondering what happened. What happened is a reactive movement to the far-left direction many think our state and country are being taken by Democrats and their moderate Republican kin.

The tea party and so-called far-right ideologues are being supported by a majority of Kansas voters as a counterbalance to an apocalyptic future many fear we are headed for – a future of financial collapse resulting from the $16 trillion national debt and the collapse of social and moral values on which America was built.

The GOP is correcting Kansas problems by supporting Gov. Sam Brownback and, in November, will try to get America back on track with a new president. Many will wonder what happened.

FLOYD BECK

Wichita

Briefly right

Regarding “Democrats dodged truth, God and Jerusalem” (Sept. 12 Opinion): As usual, columnist Cal Thomas was correct in about one-quarter of what he wrote. After praising Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s speech and Fox News’ coverage of that speech, he slammed the Democrats for their support of a woman’s right to choose and support of same-sex marriage.

Thomas also flipped out about the Democratic platform omitting, then reinserting, mention of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – ignoring the fact that the U.S. Embassy is in Tel Aviv and that we have withheld recognition of Jerusalem as a policy matter for many years. In his fantasy world, Thomas asked: “Could the omission have been a reflection of the Democrats’ desire for Muslim votes?”

He ended this tirade by calling the president a liar over unemployment statistics. We know it’s really a Cal Thomas column because of the extreme partisanship and lack of light shed on the topic.

But for a brief, shining moment he was right when he spoke about God and said, “I would prefer politicians end their speeches with something other than ‘God bless you and God bless America.’ What’s wrong with ‘thank you for listening and good night’?”

DAVE CROOK

Derby

Enough ‘God bless’

I have never agreed with columnist Cal Thomas on anything, but I do agree that it would be good if the politicians would stop using “God bless” about everything – although they may truly believe it may happen. President Obama is president of all the people, and some of us who support him are freethinkers, agnostics, atheists and others. Shouldn’t these people be considered?

I disagree about Obama not telling the truth. He has done a lot for this country and is still trying to do more.

If only he had some help from the Republicans. Ask anyone how long it takes a business or family to come out of a financial crisis.

BETTY JANZEN

Wichita

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