(skip this header)

Fairfield Citizen

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

fairfieldcitizenonline.com Businesses

« Back to Article

Letter: Himes bill ridicules belief in God

Published 11:08 am, Friday, February 7, 2014
Larger | Smaller
Email This
Font
Page 1 of 1

With all the pressing issues of the day, Congressman Himes with every chance he gets continues to vote to increase the $17 trillion national debt, while he focuses on sponsoring legislation designed to ridicule those who believe in God.

In addition to supporting ObamaCare's mandates, which attack the religious beliefs of Catholic hospitals and the Little Sisters of Charity, he is now burnishing his ideological bona-fides by sponsoring House Resolution 467, calling for a national "Darwin Day" every Feb. 12.

Both the text of the bill and its press material make plain the bill is a stick in the eye of his constituents who believe God imbued us with an eternal soul. Rather than just credit Darwin for his scientific research, in true Alinsky style it isolates "creationism" as the bane of education today. To quote the bill, "the teaching of creationism in some public schools compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the U.S. education systems." If anything's compromising academic integrity it's Himes's opposition to school choice. In addition he supports his fellow ideologue's pushing of curriculums which fail to educate our youth on the workings of our Constitutional Republic but instead intimate the U.S. is the source of all that's wrong in the world today.

The bill's wording also employs the Alinsky demonizing tactic when it says "the advancement of science must be protected from those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change." So now according to Mr. Himes, certain scientific opinions have to be protected from other scientific opinions. For Mr. Himes's information there are thousands of international scientists who have researched all available historical data and reach a different conclusion:

www.climatedepot.com/?s=Scientists+debunk+global+warming+claims

Since his comfortable win in the last election, Mr. Himes is showing his true colors exposing himself as a rigid statist, trying to codify into law his ideological beliefs. For those who think this is too strong an indictment, consider that this bill sponsorship shows he is willing to denigrate and treat as dangerous those who hold beliefs and views merely different from his. Honest public officials promote their ideas, but do not polarize and demonize their constituents holding opposing views.

With the U.S. economy still stalled over four years after the recession ended, his constituents expect actions of substance from Mr. Himes, not cynical legislative ploys. But this is what happens when our representative goes to Washington and rather than represent us, instead joins the ruling class and proceeds to legislate against the will of the people and without the consent of the governed. We need a strong representative focused on preserving our unalienable rights as Americans, rather than exploiting federal power to rule over us from his elitist roost in Congress. Just how much of this are you willing to take? Mr. Himes no longer represents us and needs to be replaced this November.

Bob MacGuffie

Fairfield