(In response to W.P. Brown’s letter published April 13:)
Mormons, Muslims and some Christians consider tithing to be very important. Catholics are more concerned with the idea that we are to love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves. God is love. We demonstrate this love by helping each other. “Whatsoever you do to these the least of my brethren that you do unto me.”
We recognize that there are evil Democrats and good Republicans. We have no monopoly. If I do not keep the Ten Commandments, I am a liar. The Bible tells me so.
If the entire populace of the United States paid 10 percent more than they currently pay, we would have a huge surplus of money. Mr. Brown should ask his favorite statistician how large that surplus would be. Somebody needs to tell Mr. Brown that trickle down does not work.
Mr. Brown’s child should not go hungry because Brown has no money. Mr. Brown’s child should receive medical care regardless.
I am going to borrow, and twist around, a line from Richard Mourdock: Bipartisanship ought to consist of Republicans coming to the Democratic point of view. This point of view is unrealistic. New Mexico exists because of massive federal investments.
May God bless Mr. Brown. God bless America.