Letters for Friday, December 5, 2014

• ‘Christian’ values have flaws • Happy retirement to best mailman

‘Christian’ values have flaws

When Walter Lewis writes of President Obama’s speech on immigration reform, he displays his “Christian family values” by leaving out several important facts. 

The Senate passed a Immigration Reform Bill in early 2013 with a veto proof majority 68-32, which included “Christian Republican” Sens. Rubio and McCain in support. Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, for nearly two years, has refused to bring this bill to the floor where it was guaranteed to pass.

Mr. Lewis is reflecting his “Christian family values” when he makes up a pretend constitutional crisis over an action that is meant to keep families together. Mr. Lewis’ “Christian family values” are also on display when he ignores the Republican businessmen who are paying these industrious immigrants a less-than-living-wage to do jobs other American “Christians” are unwilling to.

The president said in his speech, that anytime this do-less-than-nothing Congress, with a Republican-controlled House since 2010, wanted immigration change — all they had to do was, “pass a bill!”

The day President Obama was inaugurated in 2008, a group of “Christian Republicans” gathered together in a back room of the Caucus Room restaurant in Washington, D.C., and vowed to oppose anything and everything the president did. Despite this showing of true “Republican Christian values,” our economy is booming and unemployment is falling. That “Christian family value” corporations, such as Walmart, still do not pay a living wage, and “Christian” hospital corporations in Texas fail to train their staff to prevent the spread of disease, is not President Obama’s fault.

John Zwiebel, Kalaheo

Happy retirement to best mailman

We want to wish “the best mailman in the whole wide world,” Randy Harker, an enjoyable retirement. He spread a lot of aloha in our Kapahi neighborhood for many years. 

Thank you, Randy.

Lynne Mack, Kapaa

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