Letters: April 2, 2010

In support of Glenn Beck
In response to the article “Glenn Beck: worse than a clown” published in The Coast News on March 19, I would expect no less from two far left liberals as in Steve V. and Cokie Roberts. This is a typical commentary from the left who are afraid to face the “moment of truth.”
I have enjoyed Mr. Beck both on radio and television. I believe him to be one of the most honest radio and TV talk show hosts on the air. Mr. Beck takes great pain explaining the worst situation this country has ever faced, Obama care. Unfortunately, Obama care has been approved by the dim-witted Democrats.
Mr. Beck is speaking from the heart contrary to liberals who speak with smoke and mirrors, manipulating date to support their own agenda. No, both Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are grossly confused on Mr. Beck’s principles and support to the United States of America, which I might add most liberals do not support.
Fox News has never had higher ratings as with Mr. Beck. He is the third-most-watched conservative TV talk show host on the air. Surely there is no professional jealousy? Mr. Beck was one of the first to expose the Obama administration for what it is, a bunch of Chicago gangsters using threat and intimidation to get the necessary votes to pass their Marxist agenda.
I think Mr. Beck is right on the money. His methods may be a bit fey, but he gets the point across. As for Mr. Beck being a traitor, the Robertses need to look in the mirror. Liberals like the Robertses lose no opportunity to sell our country down the river for any price.
Good luck and good riddance to the Robertses. I hope you enjoy the “Glenn Beck” show.

Jim Lowery
Vista

Health care vs. medical care
Last week, President Obama signed sweeping “health care” legislation that created a major rift over costs and other issues.
In 2009, we spent $2.5 trillion, or more than $8,000 per person, on medical care. That’s 17 percent of our GDP — more than any other country. And even these outrageous numbers don’t account for the economic toll of lost productivity, or the emotional toll of disease and death.
Ironically, these costs and the legislation have nothing to do with health care and everything to do with medical care, directed at alleviating chronic killer diseases that are largely self-inflicted through our flawed lifestyles. Actual health care is absolutely free! It involves exercise, rest, and abstinence from smoking, drugs, and meat and dairy products.
Yes, meat and dairy. According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 1.4 million U.S. deaths annually, or 58 percent of the total, are caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, which have been linked conclusively with consumption of animal products.
We have no control over national medical care policy. But, each of us can exercise a great deal of control over our family’s health every time we visit our favorite supermarket.

Ronnie Steinau
Encinitas

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