Baltimore Jewish Times

October 31, 2014

p. 13


Your Say...


The Three Not For Congress


As a teacher of political science and leader of the movement to get rid of all the corruption in Maryland government, I feel compelled to respond to your endorsement of U.S. Reps Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Elijah Cummings (Three for Congress," Oct. 24).


Frankly speaking, your endorsement does a tremendous disservice to the Jewish and non-Jewish citizens in the state of Maryland. Are you aware that these three politicians are mere rubber stamps for the current president of the United States? Are you aware that the president, because of his arrogant policies, has put our country and the State of Israel in physical, economic and spiritual peril? Are you aware that President Obama has lied and covered up scandals such as IRS spying on Americans whose values do not coincide with his, the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act? Are you aware that these three politicians continue to accept campaign contributions and are intent on the pursuit of their own political power rather than the pursuit of their constituents' best interests? Are you aware that the only reason President Obama has not been impeached is because we do not have any ethical politicians in this country?


In my opinion your endorsement of these three power-hungry politicians illustrates your lack of concern for Judeo-Christian values. The only person I know who deserves to be endorsed is Rudy Stoler, Republican candidate for a seat in the Baltimore County Council.


Ralph Jaffe



(Editor's note: The writer lost in the June 24 Democratic gubernatorial primary.)