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Letters to the Editor

Democracies are doomed to fail

To the Editor:

It should be known a person or persons who believe and promote a form of government without knowing its true identity and effect be considered ignorant. If those same people are offered proof of lessons learned and associated failings, but still promote and support those beliefs, they are dull of mind.

Belief: Democracy is the best form of government. Homework assignment: Research all past failed democracies and their ill-fated progression and end result. Lesson learned: There has been no major free-standing democracy lasting more than 200 years. All have self-destructed in socialist chaos.

Line the progression up with what is happening in our country today and a former ignorant person would say “Holy crap! Lesson learned. This isn’t good. We need to fix this immediately.”

The dull of mind will say, “No way can that happen to us. We’re too sophisticated and have too much technology.” Hopefully those people would benefit from more homework and lesson two, discovering that all past major democracies were at the time the most sophisticated and technologically advanced on earth.

In fact, one not dull of mind could say, “our current level of technology and sophistication is actually accelerating our democratic demise.” There is no such thing as a “great democracy.” Only “Hey, we want to create a big giant corporate-controlled corrupt government to remove our personal freedoms, manipulate our constitutional rights, control our expressions and take our money because it’s safe and popular.”

Sounds pretty dull of mind. The true fear is that many of the ignorant will remain unknowing and all dull of mind will continue to believe in democracy. 

Larry Pottorff 

Joliet

Science does not support gay ideology

To the Editor:

Science does not support the gay ideology and agenda. Gays want us to believe homosexual orientation is a fixed and inheritable condition. Gays want homosexual behavior normalized. The reality is homosexuality is not genetic, is spread by culture and is harmful.

The idea of a gay gene was proposed by LeVay, who compared the brains of straight and gay men, but didn’t always know which were which. Later researchers could not repeat his results. LeVay later admitted the study was inconclusive and did not prove homosexuality is genetic, and it did not find a gay center in the brain.

A “genome-wide association study” involving 477,000 participants published in the professional journal Science on Aug. 30 made a big media splash for confirming what has long been assumed by scientists: There is no “gay” gene.

Unlike skin color or biological sex, homoerotic desire is not biologically determined. The results also pointed to the importance of sociocultural context. The Illinois Family Institute points out that the prevalence of homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome was not because of an altered gene pool or biochemical differences, but to differences in cultural views.

Studies indicate homosexuals have much higher rates of STD, drug use and mental problems and a much shorter lifespan. A study reported in Pediatrics indicated 26% of seventh graders are unsure of their sexuality, but only 2% to 3% of adults are gay or bisexual.

Teaching and normalizing gay ideology leads confused students down the path into medical problems.

Robert C. Lemke

Joliet

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