PUBLIC VIEWPOINT: Writer's 'Commandments' Misdirected

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 1:57 a.m.

I see that Linda Farrell is now pretending to be a new kind of Moses (Public Viewpoint, Dec. 10).

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Let me help you out Dale Lange:

"She can dedicate her life to a particular political party but it is a stretch to link her politics to any god."

It is a stretch to link any politics to god.

Posted by: cdawg

January 2, 2013 at 2:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

cdawg, god is very political, he runs in every race as "none of the above", but none of the powers that be in control put him on the ballot because he would win most of the elections.

Posted by: JailBird

January 2, 2013 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

For anyone who wonders what Linda Farrell wrote that aroused Dale Lange to such heights of narcissism and sanctimony, I happened to have a copy:

Commandments for the GOP

I shall accept the fact that President Barack Obama has been reelected and the people have spoken.

I shall never again ignore the needs and concerns of minorities, the poor, the middle class, women and any other constituencies .

I shall remember that a salary, benefits, perks and the prestige of high office are not automatically my rights but must be continuously earned as I execute my duties with honor, humility, maturity and respect for all with whom I labor - superiors, colleagues and subordinates alike.

I shall not pledge my allegiance to any individual, corporation, theology, media power or special interest group lest such pledges cloud my better judgment and displace my loyalties to the people I serve.

I shall put the people, always, over my party affiliation and political ambitions.

I shall try earnestly to better educate myself on economics, civics, history, world geography, and science so that I may properly serve the electorate.

I shall never forget that voting is the right and privilege of every American and will do nothing to interfere with that right.

I shall concentrate on the proper business of government - education, the economy, defense.

Foreign policy and climate change - and leave personal, private issues to each citizen as a right of conscience.

I shall show courage in all my deliberations, regardless of personal or political consequences and remind myself daily that power is derived from the “consent of the governed” and is as fleeting as their will.

Linda Farrell
Bella Vista
NWA Newspapers Dec 10,2012

Posted by: FrankLloydLeft

January 3, 2013 at 10:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )