July 26, 2012 Issue


Misguided accusations undermine American counterterrorism efforts

Dear Editor:

A few months ago, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) made an unbelievable statement about his fellow members of Congress. Without any proof of such, he said ”I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party,” and ”It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.” Now, ladies and gentlemen, It is my opinion that he needs a lot of prayer, now rather than later.

It was brought to my attention by a friend that he moved lately. His state congressional redistricting left him more vulnerable come November in his current seat District 22, so he recently moved to what is now District 18, where he has a better shot at winning. You would think redistricting would have told him something about his state party looking out for him, but his eyes are still closed, as is his brain. there’s an old saying that’s still true (stupid see, and stupid do).



A final note about this wanna-be-a-big-shot-in-Washington. Taking a look at all congressional races in his state in November, it’s believed that freshman U.S. Rep. Allen West, ranks as the most vulnerable member in the Florida delegation to lose his seat to the Democrats. Some would say that would be a blessing, and good riddance.

The other one is Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn). Bachmann, along with Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), recently sent letters to five federal agencies demanding investigations into infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Before I have my say about this crazy-person and her minions, lets touch on a few comments from a Jewish Organization, and her own party. ”These sweeping accusations by members of Congress against American citizens who are Muslim are unfair and misguided,” Robert G. Sugarman and Abraham H. Foxman, the national chair and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement. “Absent clear evidence of direct ties between these individuals and the Muslim Brotherhood, such allegations foment fear and cast the kind of suspicion that undermines rather than advances American counterterrorism efforts.”

The ADL wrote letters to these five members of Congress on Friday, expressing their displeasure with their charges. “Members of Congress have an essential role to play in raising legitimate concerns about threats to America’s security from international terrorist groups,” ADL wrote. “Those efforts should not be tainted by the kind of stereotyping and prejudice that has too frequently accompanied the public debate. … We strongly urge you to reconsider your allegations and to refrain from promoting or trafficking in anti-Muslim conspiracy theories in the future.”

One of the high-profile targets of the letters was top State Department official Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). The five lawmakers expressed concern over whether her family members have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. All five conservative members of Congress have faced condemnation in the past week, including from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

Most notably, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took to the Senate floor last Wednesday afternoon and strongly criticized his GOP colleagues. ”When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it.”

These accusations stem from a report by the Center for Security Policy, a group run by Frank Gaffney, who has been crusading against the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia law for years.

Finally my advice to both of these representatives, and The CSP comes in another old saying, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.”

Future Wadley Resident
Clyde D’Antignac

Voice your opinions in a decent and orderly manner

Most times when people voice their opinions critics often think something is wrong with them. There is a big difference in being humble and not knowing the difference. Being peaceful means voicing your opinion in a decent and orderly manner.

Everyone wants to blame each other for the chaos in the world but truly we all need to check on ourselves, and do whatever we can do to make things better. After we do self inventory the next connection would be with our families. I mean work with each other, not against each other. (Lifting each other up instead of walking over each other.) Display love, genuine love, that which God shows us.

This is not our world, it belongs to God. In fact, we need to give it all to Him.

Ms. Diane L. Hinkins

Lamb offers thanks for help with kidney transplant fund

I would like to thank everyone who participated in my kidney transplant fund. A special thanks to all the businesses that let me put donation jars in and to the people who donated, the Sunday school classes that donated and fixed meals for us, to the Lions Club and the fire department who has worked so hard for the cause, the people working on raffle sales, all the businesses who gave generously. Also, to my family and friends, for their support and donations, I could not have done it without them. I will forever be grateful.

Lucille Godowns Lamb


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