I would like to know on what basis Julie McDonald-Smith states that President Obama is “the most radical, destructive president we’ve ever had.” Did she conduct a poll? Is there some scientific evidence to prove her claim? I wonder if she has ever heard of John Adams, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, or Lyndon Johnson? I would suggest she read “Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.” Or perhaps Obama is radical simply because of his race?

As a “card-carrying” independent, I value the diversity of opinions printed in The Forecaster. And while I don’t always agree with Edgar Allen Beem, I do respect him for his knowledge of history and ability to use facts to document opinions. We need to hear all sides of the issues, but I have trouble wading through the extreme and unreasonable positions presented by Ms. McDonald-Smith.

Derek Cerjanec