Letter to the Editor – “Healthcare for all up in the air”

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I began reading your excellent newspaper (then called the Democratic California Council President Simon Casady’s Valley News. He was a friend of Barry Goldwater, who endorsed him when he ran for mayor of San Diego when her ran against Pete Wilson, my former assemblyman, the Republicans freaks out)!

I began reading your excellent newspaper (then called the Democratic California Council President Simon Casady’s Valley News. He was a friend of Barry Goldwater, who endorsed him when he ran for mayor of San Diego when her ran against Pete Wilson, my former assemblyman, the Republicans freaks out)!

I moved to El Cajon to be the first engineering instructor in 1961, when Grossmont College opened. I was bribed to retire in 1997 (with one last 1998 year as a free sabbatical leave), because the all-female administration did not follow the law, while trying to fire me for “talking too much about hemp,” in my U.S. History and Comparative Government (Holland allowed pot smoking in 1976 in coffee houses) classes at Cuyamaca College, where I had become an instructor of political science and history through graduate work at SDSU. I was president of Grossmont College Federation in 1972 when on national TV I placed an AFT button in Sen. George McGovern’s lapel, when I signed him up as an AFT member after I asked to join in 1971. I also went to the 1972 National Democratic Convention where he was nominated. When he visited our local Democratic Club in La Mesa, I got a photo-op of “Two History Professors” to put on my shirt’s back, the 1972 picture on its front. he died a year later in his 90s.

Hemp (the resin of bud was called marijuana, a Spanish slang word used in the 1930s by the Mexican laborers in the southwestern U.S. that smoked it. It was smoked in the 1979 “Choom Gang” by Barry Obama of Hawaii’s Punahou High School (while I was running two marathons under four hours), and the Founding Fathers’ Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin according to the History Channel’s Dr. David Eisenbach of Columbia University, Barry’s alma mater.

On May 11, 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act was apposed before the House Ways and Means Committee by AMA lobbyist, Dr. William E. Woodward, because he testified that cannabis was a “harmless medicine,” while Federal Narcotics Commissioner Harry Anslinger committed racist perjury by calling it “the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.” And “when white women (like the president’s mother) smoke marijuana, they want to have equal relations with Negroes (like the president’s Kenyan father)! Anslinger was a racist liker like Trump and was fired by JFK in 1962 who smoked pot for his ailing back.

Obamacare was copied from Romneycare, which was first adopted in my home state of Massachusetts, by Governor Romney prior to 2012 when he ran for president and was defeated by Barack Obama. (In 2012 Trump said that the Electoral College was undemocratic. He was right for once). Romney got the idea for it from the conservative Heritage Foundation, which is now headed by ultra Conservative former Sen. Jim de Mint. It was a Republican market-based idea. (“I’ll be Trump has changed his mind on the Electoral College, as he often has tone with many issues. After all he’s a pathological liar according to Bernie Sanders)!

In 2012 Romney obviously had a hard time explaining why he opposed it, as did all Republicans in Congress when it passed. They have tried to repeal it more than 50 times without success, and have never suggested anything to replace it. A former Florida representative on the House floor called the Republican plan “don’t get sick,.” I call it “let them (the poor) die,” as Sanders has testified to the country. Clearly, Jesus of Nazareth would not approve, according to the Republican fundamentalist Trump supporter’s New Testament.

Ms. Shamon’s clam that Trump’s plan to repeal it “is quite popular with elected officials and the general public,” and “is true for many of his fellow conservatives” (almost all Republicans), but Republicans have never have admitted that it came from one of their own conservative organizations. It is now supported by all those who have “Romneycare,” and she is correct that “the rate on uninsured Americans has been the lowest it ahs ever been, at 8.6 percent of All Americans. About 20 million Americans have received health care insure ace since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

The “Gerrymander,” named after the Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry, (who signed the Declaration of Independence) and a legislative district that was shaped like a “salamander,” was also used to “rig” ( a frequent and correct Trump accusation) districts for today’s House Republicans, who are still using it 204 years later, even though the last election for the House Democrats had far more votes that the Republican ones. They are also ignoring Rep. John Lewis’s Voting Act. One Republican North Carolina elected official said, “Niggers are too stupid to vote.” What I think is what most Republican legislators mean by adding the adjective “Republican.” Racist states in the senator races are using “voter ID laws” to keep blacks and students who usually vote democratic, even though there is almost no reason to create them. In some states Federal District judges have struck them down.

Robert Holdenvenzon

San Diego

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