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Limit government, grow America

Preceded by government growth under Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson, as well as the Sixteenth Amendment, six years of an Obama administration has turned the federal expanse into a terminal case of social, political, economic and national-security disease.

Congress, media failing to do duty

In his recent op-ed,”To run toward the breach — or to run away” (Web, April 21), Clifford May notes that the critical issue in President Obama’s Iran deal is whether Congress will allow it to compromise America’s sovereignty. It is shocking that this should even be a matter of choice.

‘Dempsey rule’ puts all in danger

The described “Dempsey rule” has never been anything more than “G.I. Jane” played on a loop (“Pressure grows on Marines to consider lowering combat standards for women,” Web, April 19). This was prompted by leftist women’s activists to prove what cannot be proved. Now, understand that Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is the same man who goose-steps to President Obama’s ridiculous commands. If Gen. Dempsey had any honor as an officer or gentleman, he would resign. However, he seems more worried about his stars than his troops. The “Dempsey rule” did prove one thing: Barack Obama and Gen. Dempsey have no qualifications to run experiments. They are nothing more than quacks.

Rubio run scares the left

As pundits and politicos of the “progressive” persuasion weigh in with adept analysis and thought-provoking critiques of Republican presidential hopefuls, I preface my remarks with those of Jennifer Harper, whose April 14 “Inside the Beltway” column included a brief titled “The anti-Rubio media get to work.” The piece brought a curmudgeonly smile to my phizog.

Don’t elect based on labels

For a period of many decades, the political class and the mainstream press has pushed onto the public the theory of identity politics, the belief that a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, creed, sexual orientation and ideology qualifies him or her to be an effective leader, politician or political candidate. This theory, with some exceptions, has proved at times not to comport with reality. Examples are legion, even in the present time. However, entities continue to push this theory to the detriment of what is real.

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Obama befriending communists

President Obama is getting quite chummy with Raul Castro, the president of Cuba. Cuba is the only communist country in this hemisphere. Apparently Mr. Obama needs to be told that Raul Castro is the brother of Fidel Castro, the man who allied himself with the Russians to nuke the United States.

Reconsider 'Lives Matter' slogans

It's time to praise the police and stop the mindless, politically correct protests and their Al Sharpton-style slogans, such as "Hands Up Don't Shoot," "Black Lives Matter" and more recently "All Lives Matter."

Don't let killers mar memories

April 15 marked the second anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings in Massachusetts. Two desperate men with a horrific plan killed three people and injured more than 260. I can personally remember sitting rigid in my high school classroom watching as the live newscast explained the events earlier that day. I waited with bated breath while the search for the perpetrators began and breathed a sigh of relief when those responsible for the carnage were apprehended. However, the dread I felt in the immediate aftermath was different from that of my classmates. A combination of dread and resignation that has never felt routine surrounded me and I, along with the rest of America, heard the religious background of the culprits: Muslim. Again.

Rethink jobs, tax-cut link

In "To win the White House, talk jobs" (Web, April 11) Donald Lambro writes, "Go to the Gallup website that lists the issues that trouble Americans most and you'll find the economy and jobs are far and away the 'most important problems' they face ... . Republicans should be relentlessly pounding this issue with all they've got." If a Republican is elected president in 2016, he will discover what Barack Obama discovered in 2009: It is easier to run against a bad economy than it to fix it.

Peace through perseverance

In order to foster regional peace and stability, economic prosperity and sustainable transit by commercial container ships, as well as to seek out a path to coexistence and mutual prosperity, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has proposed a peace initiative that provides a viable empirical model for peaceful resolution of territorial disputes in the South China Sea ("Carter chides China over approach to territorial disputes," Web, April 10).

Refuse 'game show' presidency

Those who will vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016 are the same who voted twice for the current White House resident. That Mrs. Clinton is even on the political scene for consideration of the top position in our federal government says much of the present condition of politics and the electorate. If we are to succeed in righting the ship it will come down to us, the American people.

Iran deal bad all around

There is much to be concerned about when a tentative agreement reached by the P5+1 powers, at the urging of President Obama, allows retention of the most potent weapons Iran has. First, there is no limit on the terrorist actions of Iran, nor are there limits on its support of its involved allies, including Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and the rebels in Yemen and Bahrain.

Menendez corruption only problem now?

Why has The Washington Times not covered in more detail the recent charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat (New Jersey Sen. Menendez to face federal corruption charges: report," Web, March 6)? The Department of Justice has accused Mr. Menendez of corruption (i.e., accepting free airplane rides and other gifts from an old friend who needed help in securing some federal contracts).

Contained fighting could up U.S. security

Due to indecision by the Obama White House to support moderate Sunni rebels in Syria, Islamic terrorists in Syria (the so-called Islamic State) were able to reposition forces and attack the Iraqi army, which folded and abandoned its U.S. equipment, including many Humvees and 155-millimeter guns.

Hold Clinton accountable

As an independent voter, I voted for Bill Clinton the second time around. Back then I spoke out against the Republicans for unmercifully going after him for his sexual involvement with a White House intern. From my perspective the attacks were a detriment to the seat of the presidency and made the entire country look like a soap opera in the eyes of the world. That brings me to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Tsarnaev deserves death

That Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts was a foregone conclusion, about as much of a surprise as a harsh northeastern winter ("Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts in marathon bombing, faces death penalty," Web, April 8).

What about Krajina Serbs?

It's all very well for Pope Francis to recognize the Ottoman genocide of Armenians, but what about Pius XII's silence regarding events across the Adriatic in wartime greater Croatia ("Pope recalls slaughter of Armenians in 'first genocide of the 20th century,'" Web, April 12)? Hundreds of thousands of civilian Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia were slaughtered by the Croatian Ustasha regime. Their only political ambition was to lie low given that Serbia proper was under brutal German occupation and their only crime was their national and religious identity.

Say no to 'Big Sister' Clinton

Maybe it's just the conservative in me, but when I heard Hillary Rodham Clinton say that "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by — you can get ahead and stay ahead," my first thought was "Big government" ("Hillary Clinton announces 2016 bid, says she's running for 'everyday Americans,' April 12).