Libertarians, welfare, evolution and more in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Obama as U.S. politics’ MVP
On Nov. 10, Marlin Thompson wrote, “with Obama’s re-election, we are near the end” (“Obama wins re-election; the end is near,” Pick of the day). I agree with that statement, though not exactly as Thompson intended.
As with the arrival of Jackie Robinson to Major League Baseball in 1947, Barack Obama has become the most valuable player of the American political system, forever ending the notion of white supremacy in presidential politics. For Martin Luther King Jr., who was much maligned in his own day, it would be the fulfillment of a dream that one day we will live in a nation where people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
In spite of the attempts to de-legitimize President Obama’s political victory in 2008 by accusations that he is a Muslim or was not born in the U.S., his very real electoral landslide re-election in 2012 cannot be questioned. I hope it is the end of obstructionism in Congress.
Maybe Americans of all persuasions will finally come to terms with the changing ethnic demographics of this country, and figure out we need to work together to govern and rebuild the economy.