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7/25/2012 8:40:00 AM
Letter: Self-governing is only true freedom


The sign in my neighborhood said it all: "Government is not the solution to our problem; Government IS the problem."

Too bad the Founding Fathers didn't think of this. They made a big deal about our inalienable rights. Then they insisted in the Declaration of Independence "that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." But do we really need government telling us how to secure our rights? If not, why give our consent to it?

They went on to say that when a government goes bad, we need "to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government." But how do we know the new government won't be equally bad? As the sign says, government itself is the problem. We need to abolish it-period.

While we're at it, why do we need a constitution? Isn't that what started big government in the first place, with all its pesky rules and regulations? We know how to grab our gusto. We don't need a president, Congress, or Supreme Court telling us what to do. Just imagine a land of 313 million nations of one, each seeking only to be happy and free. Isn't that what America is all about?

Gene Twaronite

Chino Valley

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