Letter: Presidential Primaries

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The second round of Democratic Party Presidential primary debates between 20 officially announced candidates should give both Jewish and non-Jewish voters concerned about the future of our great nation. Too many candidates on stage over two nights supported the continued expansion of government-run insurance, health care for illegal immigrants, open borders, free college tuition, forgiveness of student debt, reparations for slavery, increasing Income redistribution and a guaranteed monthly income payments. Support for a mandatory Green New Deal over coming years would result in the elimination of millions of jobs. It could easily cost tens of trillions to pay for all of the above which Washington would have to borrow thus increasing our national debt.

They refuse to criticize fellow Democrats who equate holding facilities for illegal immigrants with the Holocaust. Six million of my Jewish ancestors did not voluntarily attempt to enter into Nazi concentration camps. They did not offer to dress in rags, be slowly starved to death, perform voluntary slave labor and be gassed to death in crematoriums.

Nothing about dealing with our $22 trillion and growing national debt by $1 billion per year for years to come.

Nothing about dealing with future insolvency of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Nothing about asking our NATO allies to contribute their fare share of spending for mutual defense.

Nothing about China re-indoctrination camps for several million who practice religion.

Nothing about all lives mater beyond just “black lives matter.”

Mainstream moderate Democrats from decades ago such as Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan (NY), Scoop Jackson (Washington), Sam Nunn (GA) and Joseph Lieberman (CT) would not recognize their own party today.

—Larry Penner

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