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Orwellian Obama?

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Orwellian Obama?
Editor,President Obama said, "Such a warped view of religion is not just incompatible with the concept of peace, but I believe it's incompatible with the very purpose of faith, for the one rule that lies at the heart of every major religion is that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us... The nonviolence practiced by men like Gandhi and King may not have been practical or possible in every circumstance, but the love that they preached, their fundamental faith in human progress."In George Orwell's book "1984," the main character worked for the "Ministry of Truth," dedicated to eliminating every vestige of the truth and replacing it with what the government said was truth.Force is the typical U.S. response to problems. It reminds me of the U.S. military man during the Vietnam War who claimed his soldiers had to destroy a local village in order to "save" it! Well, the U.S. was built on violence, as I've often said, and violence will also be its downfall one of these days. Sounds just like some governments today, and like many politicians included Obama!
Ted Rudow III,MA
Palo Alto

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