Conservative commandments



To the Editor:

It would be a tragedy for the world if a nuclear deal with Iran, seemingly in sight with current negotiations, is derailed. I am referring to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s current crude attempt to control American foreign policy, facilitated by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

This is another example of the wrong-headed Republican approach to a multitude of issues that might be largely epitomized as the “The Republican Ten Commandments.”

They include:

  1. Global warming is a hoax.
  2. Same sex marriage and abortion are unacceptable.
  3. The rich should be taxed as little as possible.
  4. Torture by the government is OK.
  5. Subsidize the fossil fuel industry as opposed to the development of renewable energy sources.
  6. Demonize and eliminate labor unions and collective bargaining.
  7. Oppose gun control laws.
  8. Always oppose Democrats’ initiatives and policies.
  9. Spending for war and armaments needs no controls.
  10. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are socialistic and should be dismantled or privatized.

God help us if such thinking is ever embraced by the majority of Americans.

Gene Clifford

Mount Desert

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