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Letter: Response to Dickson’s rampage

To the Editor:

This is a response to Wes Dickson’s slew of letters attacking God, Bible, conservatives and Republicans.

Wes questioned God’s existence and actions. God’s existence is clearly seen by what he has made and by actual scientific data, but those who are spiritually blind want to reject God’s authority and remain willfully ignorant. The general theory of evolution has never been directly observed, putting it outside the realm of science, and it violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

God created humans to have someone to love. You don’t get love from a robot, so he gave us free will. He is allowing everyone an opportunity to be saved before holding them accountable.

Wes complained Mitch McConnell did not bring Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee up for a vote in the Senate. This followed the same action the Democrats took previously. Wes falsely claimed President Trump rejects freedom of the press. Trump rightly criticized the liberal-biased press for censoring out things that don’t fit their narrative and often presenting fake news.

Wes should note President Reagan lowered taxes on everyone, not just the wealthy, ending a recession.

Wes claimed liberals, not conservatives, brought us wonderful things like Social Security, Medicare and abolition of slavery. Social Security has no real money in the trust fund. They spent it on other things. They will soon need to raise taxes and/or cut benefits. Medicare has similar problems. Conservative ideas like IRAs and 401(k)s are doing great, and your money goes to your heirs when you die.

Republican President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which was favored by Republicans and opposed by Democrats. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was approved by 80 percent of Republicans and only 60 percent of Democrats. The KKK was composed of Democrats.

Robert C. Lemke

Joliet

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