The Patriot Post® · Reader Comments

By Political Editors ·

Editor’s Note: Each week we receive hundreds of comments and correspondences — and we read every one of them. What follows are a few though-provoking comments about specific articles. The views expressed herein don’t necessarily reflect those of The Patriot Post.

Re: “The GOP’s Alternative Minimum Wage

“Here’s an even better idea. Why don’t we let the economy dictate the wage negotiations between employer and employee? If we can’t do that, then let’s just peg everyone’s income on Jeff Bezos. That way, we’ll all be billionaires and live the good life without having to work.” —Texas

“I could never find a place in the Constitution that allows the federal government to set the price on anything. That includes the price of labor.” —Pennsylvania

“The jobs lost by U.S citizens after a $15 minimum wage is enacted will no doubt be filled by undocumented workers who will accept whatever their employer is willing to pay or not pay — without having to withhold for Social Security. Lax border security must be implemented as soon as the minimum wage bill is passed.” —California

Re: “Orchestrated Economic Disaster?

“Some degree of income inequality is normal and healthy in a free market. However, in a properly functioning free market, there is considerable movement between economic levels, to the point that they cannot be clearly identified, but rather, there is a continuum from beginners at the bottom to the very wealthy. I have observed that nations with extreme inequality generally have relatively few people between the poor and the rich. There is one other characteristic: There is a high degree of corruption in these nations. This is no surprise; the governments are controlled by closed groups of plutocrats. That is what we now see taking place in the United States. People rising through the middle class are viewed and treated as threats to power.” —Minnesota

“How do you fight this tyranny when the people don’t get truthful news? These articles tell the truth, but how many people actually get to read them? The people who are stuck in the poorer areas of our cities, the people who are promised everything and get nothing — how do they ever hear the truth? The totalitarian government is on the threshold of destroying our country. How do we stop that? I truly believe that because of the indoctrination of students, far too many people don’t realize what is at stake and blindly follow a political party that is corrupt. Of course, COVID-19, which scared the heck out of everybody, was the jump-start for the Democrats’ takeover plan. How do we turn this around and save our country?” —Arizona

Re: “DeSantis Leads the Way on Election Integrity

“Bottom line: Millions of citizens have an abundance of legitimate empirical evidence that any reasonable person would conclude proves their vote was weakened, their voices enfeebled, their hope diminished. Our judicial system can argue the legitimacy of laws, our legislators can argue the merits of the laws, our authorities can enforce the laws. But when our people believe the laws are unjust and cannot be changed through peaceful means, then the consequences will become serious.” —Missouri

“Americans owe Senator McConnell gratitude for advising Mr. Obama that the Senate would not consent to Merrick Garland’s appointment to the Supreme Court. But now we have a difficult strategic question: Should Republican senators vote against Mr. Garland and keep him safely out of the Department of Justice, or should they vote to confirm in order to get him off the court bench? The latter option is tempting, but make no mistake: Mr. Biden has a long list of equally bad judicial nominees from which to choose a replacement.” —Minnesota

Re: “Obama Blames Whites for Failure to Enact Reparations

“The Civil Rights Act of 1964, a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, finally removed the leftover shackles binding southern blacks, but the Democrats still continually barrage black Americans with the victim label. Wouldn’t it be better to encourage the people of the inner cities to strive for black privilege, rather than condemning white privilege? Go for it! Anybody can shout into a bull horn, and any city council can author a proclamation supporting the BLM mission. But it takes courage to step up to the plate.” —Ohio

Re: “Thursday Short Cuts

“The difference between the Left and Right is so apparent in just this one short article. From the Left, Madonna — a white, almost billionaire — complains of her (almost brutal) treatment at the hands of some patriarchy. What exactly happened to her, and what can I, a retiree, do specifically to make things right for her? She is weak and needs our help. On the Right we get Star Parker, a person who, though not as wealthy, is taking responsibility, telling us that problems with her earlier life were self-inflicted — or at least the result of her own bad decisions, not society or the ‘patriarchy.’ This woman does not need my help. She is the real ‘feminine’ woman — strong and independent.” —Nevada