Battle of the vote a sign of U.S. decline
That brilliant but impoverished song writer, Irving Berlin, would be so disappointed in our country as it is now.
He came over as a child in a poor family and all his life was so impressed with the goodness and hope of America.
He donated much of his money to charities that benefited children, the poor and the aged.
What would he think about our present government?
Now we have the battle of the vote. Yes, everyone should vote if they are entitled to. But not if they are deceased, undocumented or voting numerous times.
The elected Texas contingent has hired private planes necessary to escape a vote that would allow legitimate voting and would probably vote most of them out. Not only are they paid for not doing their job, but are also given $200 per diem. What a disgraceful lot.
Dems supporting a return to fascism
Concerning a political cartoon in the July 13 Gazette depicting President Trump saying he did some good things while next to Hitler.
I can only quote FDR and one of his advisers. FDR called Mussolini an “Admirable Italian Gentleman.” FDR’s man to run the NRA, Gen. Hugh Johnson, was an avowed admirer of fascism who carried with him, and routinely quoted from, a fascist propaganda pamphlet, “The Structure of the Corporate State,” written by one of Mussolini’s aides.
Under Gen. Johnson, the NRA issued its own brochure, “Capitalism and Labor Under Fascism.”
It acknowledged that “the fascist principles are very similar to those which have been evolving in America.”
A resurgence of what Gen. Johnson was proposing is now reawakened in the Democrat Party of today.
Proof is that recently Mad Maxine Waters stated during a congressional hearing that she would have no problem with the government takeover of the U.S. energy industries. Fascism defined.
Happy Freedman columns are back
It was a pleasure to read Geraldine Freedman’s July 15 review („NYC Ballet’s ‘Short Stories’ delights in SPAC return”) of the performance at SPAC in The Gazette. We have always enjoyed her timely, succinct, and insightful reviews, especially of classical music concerts, and missed them during the pandemic.
Welcome back, Geraldine. Keep up the good work.
Zlata and Forman Phillips
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