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Guest Column: An open letter to Nancy Churchill
Editor’s note: The following column is in response to Nancy Churchill’s Jan. 2-8 “Agitate, America!” column, “‘The end of the world’: Time for change is now.”
By James C. Davis
You always start your commentary “Agitate, America” and end it with growing up in the Congo and a Progressive Visionary.
From the picture that is printed in your commentary, I assume (yes, I know what that makes me) you are between 50-60 years old. If you left the Congo when you were 15, that is about the time the Congo got their independence from Belgium.
I assume (here I go again) that maybe you are of Belgian descent. The Congo seemed to have been a decent place to live until their independence; it sure has gone to “hell” since then.
If you were old enough when you lived in the Congo, did you “Agitate, Congo”? I was just wondering why you left the Congo and came to a country that you can’t stand and want to change.
There are many other Socialist, Communist countries that with your progressive (Communist) mentality, you would be more at home in. I’m just wondering, are you a United States citizen? If so, WHY?
Being born in the Congo and racing stock cars are the perfect places to learn about being a Progressive. I’m sure going to school in the Congo, you learned all about the United States, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the capitalist system, and yet you came here. Doesn’t make much sense to me, but I’m just an American who believes in God, guns and the Bible. That’s what your progressive president doesn’t believe in.
I don’t think you raced stock cars as a pro; if you did, you would have learned real quick. The pro drivers I know believe in the Constitution, God and the American way.
Just so you know, but don’t want to remember.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is as large as the United States east of the Mississippi and is home to vast expanses of pristine rain forest, rare animal species and highly valuable minerals and natural resources.
Yet, Congo is also one of the poorest, most chaotic nations on the planet, ruined by unrest that is estimated to have claimed millions of lives in the past 10 years. In many corners of the country, law, order, electricity and medicine are virtually nonexistent. Mass rape has been epidemic, a tactic practiced both by government forces and the militias that dominate vast stretches of the country.
Should we thank God for the Progressive Government of the Congo? Maybe you would like to return?
James C. Davis is a resident of Byron, Ill.
From the Jan. 16-22, 2013, issue