I'm puzzled that the Sierra Star continues to publish J.R. Froelich's tiresome and utterly predictable diatribes. In his April 25 column, he trots out a few of his favorite insults: "sociocrats, prevaricator in chief, incompetent community organizer in chief, Nazi Pelosi," and, in perhaps the most revealing example of Froelich's childish invective, Barack Obama is "da man." And then he has the gall to wonder why people who have different views don't shout Amen when he dispenses his peculiar version of current events.
We get it. Froelich dislikes Democrats, distrusts government in general, and despises Barack Obama in particular. But da man? Really? That's a new low, even for Froelich.
He regularly quotes the Constitution, yet fails to recognize the central tenet of democracy: majority rule. A majority of Americans, all as patriotic as Froelich claims to be, elected Mr. Obama. That's the way the Founding Fathers designed it, and no amount of whining will make it not so.
Froelich also claims to believe in Holy Scripture, but seems to have skipped over a couple of verses. In the King James Bible, Matthew 7:12, also known as the Golden Rule, reminds us, "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."
So if Froelich believes it's OK for others to insult him as freely as he insults others, he should drop any pretense of being a Christian. But if he would actually take offense at someone observing that Mr. Froelich is a bloviating ignoramus, he needs to stop the adolescent name-calling.
He's entitled to his political views, however delusional they may be. But until he comes up with an original thought, maybe the Star could use his space for something interesting.
Charlie Bendnar, Oakhurst