To the editor:
My usual reaction is not to respond to a letter in opposition to my views. However, after reading Mr. Geedey's comments about me rather than my views, I felt I wanted to respond.
I wrote my letter to express my opinion about the recent presidential election and my reasons for disappointment, disbelief and anger. At no time did I attack our president or anyone else personally. I summarized my opinions and my views. My point was our need to return to personal responsibility, reasonable debt management, constitutional integrity and the rule of law. For that, my comments were criticized as "not appropriate", "border on paranoia" and that I "should know better." Even though I am an elected official, I still have the right to voice my opinions, and I certainly did not claim to be the "salvation of the Republican party."
I still believe, as many people do, that the majority of the people who voted for Obama believe in social redistribution. There are those who like to receive a government check for never working in their life, never contributing to society and never taking personal responsibility (i.e. the takers). Then, there are the true liberals who believe in redistribution of other peoples' wealth. Mr. Geedey appears to fall into that category.
I tried to point out that President Obama's policies, actions, executive orders, ignoring our Constitution and his extreme position of pursuing the old progressive dream of income equality all show a goal of total redistribution of wealth and an effort to seek like-minded people. Obama has expanded government benefits in order to create electoral clients.
We have a crushing national debt. We need to rein in big government. We need responsibility. Those who know me realize I have not changed my political and constitutional views since Reagan. I am proud to share and discuss my views. I am proud to be a member of the Mifflin County 912 Tea Party Patriots. I do not intend to apologize for my views or my letter. I stand by everything I wrote. The truth is just the truth.