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Don’t preach to me

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Joe Guthrie’s response, (The Money Party)  to Joe Yates’ column in the June 5th edition of the Local, “Feeding the poor steals from the rich”,  was not the response I was hoping for.
Stealing, regardless of who it is from is wrong, period.  Stealing from the rich is just as sinful as stealing from the poor.  Sin is sin.  Yates, and Guthrie’s thought process is jilted and filtered through Democrat ideology.  
They are no better at telling you, the reader, what the Republican Party stands for any more than I am at trying to explaining the Democrat Party from the right side of the fence.
Here is what the Republican Party stands for:  Traditional Marriage, Pro Life, Free Market Enterprise, the Right to Bear Arms, Constitutionally limited government, Personal responsibility, All people are created equal, Strong National Defense, American Exceptionalism, limited taxation, and Individualism.
Ronald Reagan said that the nine most terrifying words are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”
The Republican Party strongly believes that the strength of this country is individualism, and the freedom of the individual to pursue happiness.  It is not the government’s place to steal from anyone to redistribute to anyone else. Time and time again, the government has proven that bureaucracy is never successful at helping.  The whole teach a man to fish scenario.  
Guthrie’s statement “The Republican Party should be renamed the Selfishism Party or the Intolerant Party or, more appropriately, the Money Party” is just not right.  Interestingly enough, statistically, it is Republicans who give more to charity, and help at times of crisis.  Look at the presidential candidate’s giving.  That evil Mitt Romney gave 29.4% President Obama 21.8% , Vice President Biden, 1.5%
Mr. Guthrie’s attempt to preach Christian principles was offensive.  I do not presume to allege that Christ is a Republican, but I can assure you he is not a Democrat either.  Christ is the model WE should all aspire to.  Mr. Guthrie has forgotten the fiasco that was the Democrat National Convention, wherein God was denied a place in the Democrat Platform, and was booed.
I am a Christian, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I am also a Republican.  Mr. Guthrie, please do not preach to me your errored theology.

Jon Park