I’d like to comment on the letter last week from Michael B. Lange. His connection with and firsthand knowledge of the city of Detroit in the past gives added credence to what we see and hear from there today. Mr. Lange failed to mention that Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” in the 1960s spotlighted Detroit as its poster child. It was to be a monument to their policies. (And it is.)

I recently saw a cartoon featuring President Barack Obama with the caption: “If I had a city … it would look like Detroit!” Sooner or later, people see you for what you are and what you represent. Let’s hope it’s not too late!

The point is, what happened in Detroit is just a harbinger of what is in store for all America under these progressive liberals, Democrat or Republican. This has the potential, once started, to roll across our nation like a tsunami, and the only thing holding it back now is a handful of conservative organizations along with remnants of the Republican Party who have their collective finger in the dike. They need help folks, wake up! This is not about partisan politics, this is about survival. This is about freedom vs. servitude. Not just for us, but for our children and grandchildren.

Mr. Lange listed four excellent suggestions at the end of his letter and said, “There are my ideas, what area yours?” I’d like to submit a few. Several years ago, commentator and author David Horowitz wrote about liberals’ habit of classifying people as haves or have nots. He noted there are actually subgroups of the have-nots known as can-nots, do-nots and will-nots. I feel we should give the can-nots a hand, give the do-nots some incentive and give the will-nots the boot! We have in place mandatory drug testing for employment, extend it to include unemployment compensation and welfare programs.

D.F. Heimrick,