Freedom lost

Letter to the editor 5/16/13 edition

May 15, 2013 

Dear Editor,

Our national debt is now $16.7 trillion. Government spending will increase by another $5-plus trillion in 10 years. Our nation's credit rating is now second rate. China owns enough of our debt to control major portions of our economy. The Federal Reserve is printing money as fast as they can to prop up the economy, but that paper tiger will only last a short while longer. The cost of Obamacare has skyrocketed, driving up taxes and medical premiums, driving doctors into retirement, and driving small businesses into closing their doors. A history of failure piled upon failure, yet here you come, clamoring for more big government spending and regulation as part of some historically "progressive" movement.

If you actually examine the historical record of your beloved socialist nanny states you'll find one clear truth. They are never progressive. They are always repressive. The "inalienable rights" given to us by God become the first victims of the state. Freedom lost. Individuality crushed. No productivity, no quality of life, no upward mobility, no motivation, and no hope. The promises of utopia go unfulfilled. Leaders prosper. The subjugated suffer. Until finally there is revolution.

Nanny states always fail. Because they run counter to the free spirit God created in us all. That is the true history of socialism and all the efforts to rebrand it as "progressive" will not change the final results. You are the one on the wrong side of history if you think the current administration's efforts to fundamentally change this country will somehow magically end any differently.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

-- Benjamin Franklin

Steve Hall, North Fork

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