Letter to the editor: How to identify a fraud

By DAVE WESTER | Baraboo, Wis.

Frauds can be slippery, but they give us clues:

• A person who thinks he is smarter than everyone else is usually a fraud.

• A person who claims to “hire only the best people” who then get indicted, convicted, and sent to prison is a fraud. 

• A person who calls Nazis very nice people, and then criticizes other people’s anti-Semitism, is a fraud. 

• A person who publicly lashes out against illegal immigrants, and then secretly hires them as cheap labor for his golf courses and hotels, is a fraud.

• A person who dodged the military draft and cheated on his taxes, and then hugged the flag in front of crowds, is a fraud.

• A person who claims to “make America great again,” but coddles dictators who kill American citizens and fails to confront an enemy who interfered in our elections, is a fraud.

We need to be wary of such people in case they should ever run for public office. Of course, if that should happen, surely no self-respecting political party would support such vile persons. Religious organizations involved in politics would condemn them — because supporting them would be “fake religion.” 

Comments are closed.

  • Your Right to Know: Record location fees invite abuses

    April 7th, 2021
    by

    A member of the public or representative of the press will file a request under Wisconsin’s open records law, which applies to all state and local government entities.


    Guest view: Going beyond ‘either/or’

    April 7th, 2021
    by

    I am not about to argue that we never have just two choices. We all know that some people chew ice and some don’t.


    Letter to the editor: Why don’t Rep. Oldenburg’s listening sessions include a virtual option?

    April 6th, 2021
    by

    Why is Rep. Loren Oldenburg, R-Viroqua, holding a listening session mid-weekday in a bar with no virtual option?


    Letter to the editor: Royall School Board president has lied

    March 30th, 2021
    by

    Raye Walz lied to me in writing with regard to fall sports! I was unable to attend the board meeting in the fall when this decision was made.


    Letter to the editor: Vote for Kerr for state superintendent

    March 30th, 2021
    by

    We have only one statewide race in our spring elections. This is for who leads our public education systems here in Wisconsin for the next four years.


  • Editorial cartoon

    March 30th, 2021
    by

    Guest view: Broadband for all

    March 30th, 2021
    by

    We have the opportunity to do something groundbreaking for rural Wisconsin — and here’s how we can make it happen.


    Letter to the editor: We need to teach healthy debate, reduce vitriol

    March 30th, 2021
    by

    Response to Don Foy:

    Your last sentence in your letter is, “I don’t see how a person can be an immigrant-hating, gun-waving, gay-bashing Trump supporter and call him or herself Christian.” The First Amendment gives you the right to put out that statement.


    Editorial cartoon

    March 26th, 2021
    by

    Letter to the editor: Jesus didn’t qualify ‘love your neighbor’ commandment

    March 24th, 2021
    by

    I’m usually skeptical when someone who’s not a Christian explains to someone who is what Christian behavior ought to be. It’s like a conscientious objector telling a soldier what he or she should have done in battle.


    Editorial cartoon

    March 22nd, 2021
    by

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Archives