Divisive hypocrisy and rhetoric of the writer
I must say, I have never read an article with more groundless rhetoric than Brad Swanson (“Why Smart People Believe Stupid Lies”, Feb.2, Macomb Daily). Attitudes like his are exactly what is wrong with this country today. He points out that his mother-in-law had the boldness not to vote for President Trump once, but God twice. How dare she! He says that because she voted for President Trump, this is “blind loyalty”. He goes on to say that she does not tolerate other points of view. Talk about hypocrisy. It seems to me that Mr. Swanson needs to look in the mirror and check his reflection. Perhaps then he will see his article tell us all that he does not tolerate the way his mother-in-law chose.
What do 2001, 2005 and 2017 have in common? This country elected three GOP presidents where Democrats questioned the election results. Does that mean that Mr. Wilson and every Democrat are irrational? How ridiculous such a statement. It is views like his that keep America from becoming the county it wants to be.
Macomb Counties cast 40,000 more votes for President Trump than for Biden. How can your paper continue to be so biased against President Trump? Your views obviously do not reflect the views of many residents of the county where your newspaper serves.
Editor’s Note: Brad Swanson is a socially responsible investment fund manager and a former diplomat and journalist. The views in his column are his alone, have been presented as such, and do not represent the opinion of The Macomb Daily.
The Effects of Outsourcing
The recent death of a patient at Beaumont Hospital during a routine colonoscopic procedure can be traced back to the outsourcing of the anesthesiology department 5 months ago as a contract worker for the benefit of hospital owners at the expense of patient care and protection.
No place in Thomas’ church
Cal Thomas’ shame on President Biden’s religious beliefs plunged to a whole new low (“Biden: A Liberal Wolf In Temperate Sheep’s Clothing,” Jan 30, Macomb Daily)
Mr. Thomas asked how President Biden could practice his faith and not blindly follow his church’s teachings on LGBTQ, same-sex marriage, or abortion issues. Well, it’s very simple: when Pope Francis chastised Archbishop Gomez of the US Bishops’ Conference, he declared, “The problem of abortion needs to be tackled scientifically.”
Pope Francis even said in a message sent shortly after the second US Catholic President was sworn in, “He hoped Biden would work towards a society characterized by true justice, freedom and respect for the rights and dignity of every human being especially the poor, the vulnerable and the voiceless ”. Biden does what his church expects of him, doesn’t Thomas?
Thomas’ constant reminder of his evangelical Christian faith continues to beat up others who disagree with his particular views or those of his “church”. Perhaps Thomas and all evangelicals are reading Christ’s teachings on feeding the hungry, dressing the poor, healing the sick, and especially so as not to judge that you are being judged while following the laws by giving Caesars what Caesars is. That’s too much socialism for them.
The real question should be how these people of professed faith can be for life and yet for the death penalty if Christ has not distinguished when killing is objectionable. Christ was a practicing Jew, a belief that actually practiced abortions, i.e. Numbers 5: 11-31, and never mentioned abortions in its teachings. Thomas never mentions this fact.
I doubt Christ would support an evil liar or a party that supports caging children, separating families, and cutting social programs in support of military programs. They limit the immigration of the poor when Christ himself had to flee to Egypt to escape Harrod. Imagine if Egypt had a wall? The party that cuts taxes on the rich and does not help the working class because of “growing deficits”. That removes security programs from jobs in the name of greed. The passage, “I’ll tell you again, it is easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19: 21-24 should mean something to these people ?
Yes, Biden follows his faith and practices the teachings of Christ. It is Thomas and his husband who must stop being hypocritical, practice what they preach, and “first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will clearly see Remove the stain from your brother’s eye. “Mathew 7: 5.
St. Clair Shores