The March 14 paper included a letter regarding Joe Biden and Democratic ideas, and I couldn’t resist responding.

First, poor Joe has one quality that Trump lacks. He tells the truth.

He even admits when he is wrong. I am sure you can find any estimate of the number of people killed by gun violence.

For instance, Rolling Stone magazine ran an article that said 1.15 million people had been killed by guns since John Lennon was killed with one in 1980. OK, Joe was probably wrong, but did you get the point?

Thousands of people are being killed every year with guns and our Republican Congress does nothing (period). Would this bother you if one of those killed was your son or daughter? What do you think Joe would do if you told him he was wrong? My guess is, he would thank you for correcting him. What would Trump do? He’d tell you that he got the information from Obama or that he was right and that everyone else was wrong.

The letter then continued with what the Democrats are proposing. “The mantra of the great giveaway” is what the writer calls it.

Sorry, we are already there. Remember Medicare, Medicaid, free school breakfast, lunch, afterschool snack, for 22 million kids.

How about Obama cellphones, rent aid, food stamps, Social Security, and on and on? Right now our Republican County commissioners are proposing adding garbage collection to the list of government services. Leave Citrus County out of the garbage collection business.

Also, do you really think three fourths of the states would ratify a new 28th Constitutional Amendment to repeal the Second Amendment (right to bear arms)? Like the 21st did to the 18th Amendment (prohibition)?

The letter writer lumps infanticide in with a shopping list of lesser items.

Most conservative Christians I know feel infanticide is a violation of the commandments handed down by God. For the most part, I agree with them. However, I believe we are up against the First Amendment to the Constitution. It states very clearly, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Which means our government is a republic, governed by the people, not a theocracy governed by religious laws or leaders. Iran is a theocracy, is that what you want?

R.M. Sprott

Crystal River