Government’s Role

“THE NINE MOST TERRIFYING WORDS”

by Debbie LeBoy, ©2017

(Jun. 15, 2017) — [Editor’s Note:  The following was published in Tuesday’s edition of The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, CA.]

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.  This is a statement made by Ronald Reagan and echoed by many people in our county, state and nation.  Government has a role and it is not single payer healthcare or manipulating wages and rent control, or banning plastic bags, leaf blowers, sweet drinks and smoking.  It is not bailing out industries or redistributing wealth.  Nor is it the job of government to regulate us to the brink of our Liberty. 

 

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