Whose side are Democrats on?

When did the Democrats start ignoring the Constitution and the laws of our country? When did they stop loving America?

Trump is enforcing the laws he swore an oath to uphold, while the Democrats — who took that same oath and who wrote many of those laws — choose which laws to enforce based on their emotions.

Trump puts America first; Democrats call him a nationalist.

Trump demands allies pay their fair share for defense; Democrats say he alienates our allies.

Trump meets with world leaders and negotiates deals beneficial to the USA; Obama traveled the world apologizing for America and bowed to other leaders. Democrats claim Trump makes us look weak on the world stage.

Trump enforces the asylum laws Congress wrote; Democrats call him racist. But, the Democrats refuse to change the laws.

Republicans want to ensure integrity in our elections; Democrats say requiring a photo ID is a form of voter suppression

Republicans want to implement E-Verify; Democrats are against it.

Republicans and border security say there is a crisis at the border; Democrats say it is a manufactured crisis, and then accuse the administration of mishandling the situation.

Trump instructs ICE to round up fugitive illegal aliens; Democrats establish sanctuary cities and warn them when a raid is coming.

Whose side are the Democrats on? Certainly not America’s.

Bob Waas, Ocala 

 

Economics evolve

There are evolving conditions in society that facilitate changes in society and allow for economic advances. Economists study these things, and F.A. Hayek’s book does an in-depth history of economics.

Governments cannot accommodate these changes. Ergo no government can adequately run an economic system. The evolutionary changes that occur in society are beyond the scope of governmental capabilities.

Do you think economists who tear these matters to shreds looking for workable economic solutions can be so wrong, and power-lusting bureaucrats right?

Economists use many -istics and -isms known only to themselves, so it’s difficult to follow their writings. I read “The Fatal Conceit” by William Warren Bartley — Hayek became ill; Bartley finished the book — and encountered this problem. I did research of the -istics and -isms, but when I read it a second time, things began to make much more sense.

Who are you willing to trust, economists or power lusters?

Certainly there are other economists who go on even beyond Hayek, but he will have to suffice for now. He covers economics thoroughly from antiquity to the present. He even explains why Aristotle and Plato are dated in their body of ideas. Evolution accounts for much of what drives economies.

Economists vote for capitalism as the best economic system devised thus far. Make no mistake: power lusters have corrupted capitalism as well, but it can be fixed if we get rid of the legal plunder they have injected into the system.

“The customer is king” was the mantra, but not any longer. Corporations rule. This flip flop is not how business should operate. We allow it with our silence.

D.I. Larson, Ocala 

 

Sorry, doc

I just went to the doctor, who said that I am healthy and to come back in a year.

Well, I have been working on being healthy, walking a mile at least three times a week; eating a lot of nuts (unsalted) since nuts lower blood pressure; eating beets; and having bacon with lower sodium.

I had also previously been told I needed vitamin D and calcium, so I have been drinking orange juice with added vitamin D and calcium. Eating more fruits and veggies that are good for the heart and prevent cancer. Taking vitamins.

Eating a salad every day; less butter — more margarine without animal fat. Instead of hamburgers all of the time, roast beef without the fat and veggie burgers.

But I left a little room for the French fries!

Sorry doc, I just turned 65 — I deserve a break today!

Renee Christopher-McPheeters, Lecanto