Politicians eager to push for government control

2013-04-28T00:00:00Z Politicians eager to push for government control nwitimes.com
April 28, 2013 12:00 am

Democrats in particular, and politicians in general, never miss an opportunity to use a catastrophe to push for more government control. Sadly, the American people buy into it.

Even Republicans feel the need to "do something"; see the Patriot Act brought about by 9/11.

Reminds me of something my uncle (a doctor) once said. If the doctor doesn't prescribe some pills, the patient will complain, “the doctor didn’t do anything!” Yet sometimes medicine does more harm than good.

Voters and patients demand, "Do something!" But “something” is not always the best cure.

The medicine that made this country exceptional is individual liberty. 

Every other nation before, and now ours, erodes that liberty.

The price of gaining the freedoms we have was higher than the tragedies we have endured.

The signers of the Declaration of Independence sacrificed everything they had. How many current politicians would do so?

- Justin Jagiella, Hebron

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