Blevins: ‘No going back’


To the editor:

There is no going back.

This is the 21st century. In this century, it is no longer acceptable to leave 20 or 30 million people without health care, even if there will be temporary problems in caring for them.

It is no longer reasonable to assume that capitalism is the opposite of socialism when a communist country has proven to be so capable at capitalism as to acquire a trillion dollars of our debt.

It is no longer possible to dismiss Islam as a strange and far away religion when there are a billion members.

They are on our TVs and Internet on a constant, real time basis, and every time we fill our gas tanks, the seat of that religion grows a bit richer.

Having read the letter to the editor by John Williams and having heard the same thing in what must be thousands of political advertisements, I really have to point out the obvious.

There is no going back. The world of our Founding Fathers, and even the world of our grandfathers, is gone forever. We need to change to accommodate the changing world.

It is certain that president Barack Obama and the Democrats are not always making the best changes, but at least they are trying to change to accommodate the changing world.

It was a lack of regulation on the banks and mortgage traders that caused our current economic problems.

Reducing government regulation caused the problem — it is not always a good thing.

It is multi-national companies trying to improve the bottom line that ships jobs to countries with cheaper labor — letting business do its own thing is not always best for us.

Remember when you vote, that returning your world to what it was is not possible.

The best you can do is support those candidates that will change the country to best accommodate a changed and changing world.

Jim Blevins


Frank Estey 6 years, 6 months ago

Might be a little naive to assume all religions respect the sanctity of all other religions. Religions are implicated in most of the hate and discontent in our world. religions are “strange and far away “.

Professional politicians, making new regulations, caused most of our present economic problems with a mistaken government plan to provide a house to people who were not in a position to own a house. Best thing we can do is vote out all the professional politicians.


MoCo4life 6 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful, Jim. Just beautiful. That is just about the best, and certainly the smartest, thing I've seen in the Daily Press in a long, long time.


McGruber 6 years, 6 months ago

No bank anywhere was forced to give anybody a loan. Banks knew they were making bad loans, made them anyways, repackaged them and sold them off. Then nobody knew the value of any of these financial derivatives. That's what kick started the financial meltdown. Its easy to blame poor people but they are not the thieves that took everybody's money. Politicians, Democrats and Republicans line their pockets with special interest money from the same people who tore down the system to pretend that this all happened in the last two years is naive.


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