Blatant scare tactic

A recent letter attempted to convince us that a smaller government would be a detriment, citing that during the shutdown such things as national parks were closed.

This blatant scare tactic is stock-in-trade for those whose ideology favors the Nanny State.

Let’s see what one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, had to say:

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

Or, how about this one, “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

Here’s another good one, “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

I realize that the last one has been used in the past by opponents of religious holiday displays on the courthouse lawn, but it works just as well as an objection to taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood abortion mills. To all you Tea Party folks out there, you just may have a new historical role model.

Ken Robertson


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