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Love others as much as you love yourself,” Jesus told his followers. These words are considerably more than a sugary Sunday-school story. For those who take these words to heart, “love others” has profound, life-altering implications, not all of which are warm and fuzzy. Consider the life of Bernard Lichtenberg, arrested seven decades ago. His crime: He loved. Lichtenberg was a Catholic priest serving in Berlin before the outbreak of World War 2. When Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, he recognized the coming terror better than most, and made it his ambition to help the Jewish people and other persecuted groups.
10. Does not have an appalling haircut and toothbrush mustache.
The Rev. Dr. Craig R. Haley’s letter in the Sept. 1 edition, “I stand for peace” suggests that he is living in his own world. I think we all stand for peace, but what about the 1,000-plus people murdered with sarin gas in Syria? Who stands for them? The Rev. Dr. would have been right at home with the isolationists in the U.S. that failed to act when Hitler was rounding up Jews prior to World War II.
It is astonishing to me that a self-professed “retired consulting engineer” could not understand that Professor John Lott’s hypothesis of a 3-percent-per-1-percent relationship between gun ownership and crime rate reduction is a LOGARITHMIC function.
Concerning Don Kennedy’s 14 Steps to our National Suicide (“Our national suicide,” AFN, Aug. 31).
This is in reply to Martin Klein's letter to the editor ("America should beware of scare tactics," AFN, Feb. 10). Klein stated that Adolf Hitler was not a socialist but that he came from the right wing of the political spectrum.
It took Don Kennedy three paragraphs to get to Hitler in his condemnation of President Obama's asking for a grant of authority as part of his top secret clandestine behind-the-scenes State of The Union Address before a joint session of Congress ("Don't allow history to repeat itself: Socialism can lead to dictatorship," AFN, Feb. 1). Compare with Cheney and his hand puppet right-out-there-in-the-open-for-everyone-to-see pedaling bogus reasons for starting a war at the cost of spilled American blood and treasure. Post hoc ergo propter hoc - more powerful than compound interest!
With great interest did I read Don Kennedy's guest commentary ("Don't allow history to repeat itself: Socialism can lead to dictatorship," AFN, Feb. 1).
And then he said, "The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it's inefficient, outdated and remote. That's why I've asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people."