[Nameplate] Light Snow ~ 36°F  
Freeze Warning
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Less government?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

To the Editor:

Our government is a democracy that soldiers have fought and died for.

Our freedom allows us to elect new representatives every four years, and if we don't like the job they're doing, then we can vote them out.

Less government means less regulation on big businesses. Without regulation. businesses can get so big that they start consolidating and buying out small businesses so that we no longer have a good form of capitalism, which benefits from diversity, competition and keeping prices down. Without regulation, mega businesses can make decisions that affect our lives and safety, but we can't vote them out of office -- we're stuck.

I'm patriotic and proud of our way of government.

I'm voting for representatives that will maintain regulations to protect our freedom. If I have to pay a few taxes, I tell myself, "Freedom is not free."

Joanne Shank

Bloomington