A letter to Rabbi Steven Pulansky

On Friday I published a letter I received from Ron Kolsky written by Rabbi Steven Pulansky. I do not rebut the Rabbi. I humbly respect and agree with him but find myself differing on the state of the union, so to speak. “#1 reason Mitt Romney was not elected.” The good Rabbi correctly pointed out the where and how America is failing and reached an inevitable, logical conclusion; one all Americans should burn into their consciousness and seriously consider. Because unless we know our fate as it is now portent, we will indeed be the victims of a self fulfilling prophesy. Examine the facts and decide if you are part of the problem and willing to be part of the solution, or just part of the problem. In the end, with what may be a classic oversimplification is, “the # 1 reason Romney lost the election was because he didn’t get enough votes”; to be sure…but remember the words of Joseph Stalin; it is not who votes that counts it is who counts the votes that counts.

Rabbi Pruzansky accurately continued that “Conservative values do not inspire and animate a majority of voters in this day and age”.

The lethargy among voters is endemic in America and I believe that the percentages work both ways. Those who are for Obama and those who are against Obama stay home on election day in equally embarrassing droves but my instincts tell me that when Americans are concerned for their pocketbooks and their liberty they vote against the incumbent.

Rabbi Steven is also on target stating that “free stuff is hard to beat and we have 47,000,000 Americans on food stamps”. Amen.

The lure of free stuff is irresistible but the necessity to seek it robs us of our dignity. It is true that 47% does not bode well for our future but what part of the 47% have been forced onto the rolls in the last 3 or 4 years and would gladly take a job if one was available? A reported 7.9% unemployment rate does not present the facts on the ground by a long shot. There are as many Americans underemployed and working part time as there are counted in the misleading unemployment statistics. The statistics do not take into account those no longer eligible for benefits who have, for all intents and purposes, dropped out of the labor market. Those who are among the discontented and willing to work are not likely to vote for the status quo. In other words, until and unless they are inured to accepting handouts they will vote against the likes of Barak and did. “Isolated” incidents of voter fraud are indicative of a systemic problem and pervasive flaws exploited selectively to produce a desired outcome for the cabalist; not in the religious interpretation, but as in those who plot to overthrow a government.

Unemployment statistics don’t give us the ominous weight of demographics that tell us that those most affected statistically are between the ages of 18 and 24 at 24 % unemployment and in Washington DC over 50%! That is a recipe for riots and discontent that makes the suggestion to raise the minimum wage treasonous on its face and criminal for its lack of merit; but to an aspiring dictator it is a game plan.

America has an unemployment problem that includes at least 30% of the population and that number increases as college graduates enter the no labor force. Obama is hiring as fast as he can and so far over 150,000 new government employees have been added to our overhead since he came to power. His ability to avoid blame for causing wholesale unemployment is testimony to our steadfast refusal to stick to the facts and hold this president accountable. While he professes to champion the ideas and policies that strengthen and expand the middle class his policies and the results he does not mention punish the middle class and forestall any of those traditional methods.

# 2 reason, “Electorate is ignorant and uninformed; majority unintelligent and easily swayed by emotion”. He will get no argument from me on that score either.

“For Jews, mostly assimilated anyway and staunch Democrats, the results demonstrate again that liberalism is their Torah. Almost 70% voted for a president widely perceived by Israelis and most committed Jews as hostile to Israel. They voted to secure Obama’s future at America’s expense and at Israel’s expense – in effect, preferring Obama to Netanyahu by a wide margin.

A dangerous time is ahead.” Undeniable.

“Under present circumstances, it is inconceivable that the US will take any aggressive action against Iran and will more likely thwart any Israeli initiative. The US will preach the importance of negotiations up until the production of the first Iranian nuclear weapon – and then state that the world must learn to live with this new reality. But this election should be a wake-up call to Jews. There is no permanent empire, nor is there is an enduring haven for Jews anywhere in the exile.”

Then what would the wakeup call suggest? If indeed such a wakeup call were to resonate in the Jewish community. Liberal ideas are embedded in the Jewish culture. The Torah dictates charity and suggests punishment for those who will not give alms. Is it not logical that Jews assign that same code of ethics and moral responsibility to their government? When Americans are dissuaded of the falsity that democrats are magnanimous and attuned to the liberal mindset, perhaps the Conservative values, which are in no short supply among even the most liberal Jews, will surface. American liberals must be educated in the Constitutional limited function of government in order to separate liberal ideals from political goals. Then and only then will all liberals, Jews included, vote intelligently for what truly is in their own best self interest. They must share equally in the responsibility to preserve the Constitutional Republic as it was conceived and not as it has evolved or is being portrayed, for America to be that enduring haven.

“The “Occupy” riots across this country in the last two years were mere dress rehearsals for what lies ahead – years of unrest sparked by the increasing discontent of the unsuccessful who want to seize the fruits and the bounty of the successful, and do not appreciate the slow pace of redistribution.”

Rabbi you have again accurately portrayed the incentive to bring rebellion into the streets but not the motive of the puppeteers or engineers who use demonstrations to gain and justify control of the masses, by force if necessary. The demonstrators may be hosed down but the their cause is exalted. We will revile the banks and big business but never the bankers and money brokers who profit from the red tag sales of falling civilizations while regimes come and go.

“If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back.”

I truly commend Rabbi Steven Pruzansky as a man of G-d and an American patriot who mourns for his country with us but flagellates himself for the role Jews play in our choice of government. He has correctly and astutely recognized the root causes of our decline as a nation and with statistical accuracy assigns some of the blame to Jews. There is blame enough for all to share. I am at a loss with the Rabbi and cannot understand why Jews do not rally to Israel’s side unanimously; not as Jews but as Americans. Isn’t it American tradition to come to the aid of the oppressed? The fact that we have done so unselfishly and with great courage on every occasion except when it was time to save Jews is a rare demerit on our Christian report card. Although our armies showed great compassion in liberating concentration camps we fought to save Europe and the Jews that were left when we got there were saved by the Grace of God. Our mission as a country with an invincible Army was not to save Jews; yet Jews harbor no resentment and show little inclination to change that behavior or act differently themselves. I should think we would want to save Israel and the human beings who reside there because they are humans in peril, our ally and we are all Americans.

Who was the president that Jews revere most? The irony is intriguing and beyond my ability to reconcile America’s affinity for FDR.

Yes we have flaws and indiscretions but if there is a haven on earth for the down trodden, the poor and the homeless, it is the only country that based its body of law on Judea Christian doctrine, emerged as a Constitutional Republic and has thrived and prospered on Conservative ideals; the United States of America.

Do not throw in the towel Rabbi Pruzansky. I am convinced that in an honest election conservative values would have won the day. Rally round the flag and deal with the underlying issues not with policies that augment and further those issues. We have a liar and a cheat who is a brilliant tactician but to his compatriots he is only brilliant and lies of necessity. He has viscerally demonstrated his dislike for Jews and the Jewish state, proclaims to be a Christian but honors all things Islamic to the detriment of Judea Christian heritage. Rabbi; teach your congregation these things and let them tell their children and their neighbors. Prevent voter fraud; without it the president would not be Barak Obama. Do not trust a government that is stockpiling weapons at home, weakening our defenses abroad and attacking our Right to Bear Arms. Do not trust a government that denies us the right to defend ourselves against all enemies at home and abroad. Do not trust a government that has declared war on its own people and wants to know if our standing army will fire on American citizens if called on to do so. These are the issues of the day that matter.

Rabbi; if the country was indeed already beyond redemption would a government that causes our problems still be working to overthrow our system of laws? Is the restoration of this great country not worth the sacrifice of our own lives as the founding of it was to our forefathers?

It is the function of a democracy that has been stolen from us. Our votes do not count if the system is corrupted.

Rabbi, you are a good and valuable American. Please know that the battle for our freedom is not over until my body lies lifeless on the battlefield and every American who believes in a cause greater than his own self interest has breathed his last breath.

Bless you for telling the truth as you see it. I see exactly what you see but draw a slightly more optimistic conclusion, if a more pessimistic appraisal. We are indeed soldiers on the side of liberty and Conservative values, no matter the details of our struggle.

In liberty,




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