May 19, 2010
Responding to Another Barney Frank Supporter
I’d like to respond to another letter of disapproval that was published in the Standard times on May 18th Your View/Letters to the Editor section regarding my op-ed of May 1 entitled Republicans are not the bad guys This one was entitled Don’t criticize Frank for not running a business and was from another loyal Barney Frank supporter, named Adrian Coleman who accused me of writing a campaign ad on Earl Sholley’s behalf which was news to me, as well as to Earl, I’m sure.
He began his distorted attack by asking: “Why do people like Wholley feel that those who have dedicated their lives to serving the public should be criticized because they have not run their own business, as if that is a necessary requirement to being an elected official?”
And to that I can only reply that if Mr. Coleman has no problem with one of the main architects and powers behind the proposed Financial Reform legislation in Congress along with the President having little or no experience in Business, and in fact showing open disdain for it on many occasions, then it’s no wonder that he also seems to have no problem with them advancing a socialist agenda which is clearly designed to convert our free market economy into a Command and Control Economy with the Command and Control coming out of Washington.
Furthermore it almost sounded like Coleman was ready to sing the same old tired Liberal refrain that doesn’t work anymore, and that is to blame the whole mess on George Bush. I was even expecting to hear Dick Cheney’s name and Haliburton mentioned when he attacked oil company executives.
My point about not having the same amount of courage as Wall Street executives and entrepreneurs is it is a lot easier risking tax payers money than it is to risk your own hard earned capital like business leaders and investors must do as well as entrepreneurs including fishing boat owners in Frank’s own district who courageously lay their resources on the line each day in order to feed their families and to provide jobs in their communities. And for the life of me I can’t figure out why Coleman felt he should bring up the fact that Frank is “gay”, to say the least. Nor do I understand why he felt a need to mention that his mother was “a beloved advocate for the elderly” as I’m sure she was.
But getting back to the discussion at hand, I would like to say as someone who is a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, I’m not afraid to speak out against those who are obviously intent on transforming the Country I love into a European style Socialist Regime no matter how much heat I take from those that don’t have a problem with the government controlling every aspect of our lives.
And I also resent the role my Congressional District is playing in leading us down the path towards Socialsim and keeping, as Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said once, "the entire country on it’s knees and held hostage", by allowing Barney Frank to maintain his position of power and create financial chaos so that this present administration of thugs can swoop in and gain even more control over us.
If you think that is extreme rhetoric, I encourage you to consider Barney’s own words when he spoke of the government becoming the Landlord which is completely at odds with the Constitution’s provision for the ownership of private property or Rahm Emanuel's assertions early on that chaos can be useful in creating opportunites to move on implementing their agenda.
And when it comes to dumping on CEO pay and bonuses of executives, whose companies have paid the Troubled Asset Relief Program money back as they have, it is none of the government’s business, it’s none of Frank’s business, and it’s none of Coleman’s business whether we’re talking 1.5 million, 1.5 thousand, or 1.5 cents. This is still the United States of America, and everyone still has the right as well as the responsibility to develop their own God given talents and pursue their dreams without interference from a king, ruthless dictator, or a bunch of social planners and goons in Washington.