Letter - Let's pray for improvements in health careI cannot think of one freedom I have lost under the Obama administration.
To the editor:
Mr. Roehrborn needs to be more specific. Which radical socialist program of President Obama deserves God’s wrath? Is it the radical socialist program that killed Osama Bin Laden and most of the top leaders of al-Qaida; that saved the American car companies, and prevented them from becoming Bain Capital owned; that saved the banks and prevented a major depression? Most of the loans have been repaid or will be repaid shortly. The program that got us out of Iraq, soon out of Afghanistan, and prevented two new wars in Syria and Libya? Or the program that has added millions of new jobs, in contrast to the millions of jobs lost under the Bush administration?
I cannot think of one freedom I have lost under the Obama administration. I can think of two freedoms that are in jeopardy because of constitutional amendments by Minnesota Republicans. The first is the voter ID amendment. This would prevent soldiers, senior citizens, college students, mail-in ballots, absentee ballots and other citizens from exercising their constitutional right to vote. It is estimated that 500,000 Minnesota citizens would lose their right to vote.
The other is the marriage amendment, which outlaws something that is already outlawed.
If Mr. Roehrborn is so interested in individual freedom, maybe he should extend that freedom to people who don’t agree with him.
My Lutheran religion prevents me from “revenge prayer.” My Lutheran religion does promote prayer for positive reasons. Let us all pray from improvements in health care. America has declined to number 25 in the world in mother and child care, behind Belarus, a former Communist, Eastern European dictatorship. Isn’t that pathetic? The Obama care (based on Massachusetts’ Romney care) medical program is a step in the right direction, but is not enough.