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Dear Editor,

“That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, ‘See, this is new’? It has already been in ancient times before us.” Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 (NKJV) This was written thousands of years before Christ and there was nothing new under the sun already! So this tired old idea of socialism/communism or, as some would call it, social justice has been tried and failed every time it has been adopted.

Let us look at the history of our country. Many know the deviation from the Constitution and the damage done to our country by Woodrow Wilson, so let us start from that point in time. Recently I have read a book about Huey P. Long, Jr., nicknamed The Kingfish. He was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. His great idea was “Share Our Wealth” a platform on which he was planning to run for president, hoping to defeat FDR. Roosevelt was not liberal enough for Mr. Long. Does “Share Our Wealth” remind anyone of our current president’s “spread the wealth”? Let’s see how spreading the wealth has worked. FDR gave us bigger Federal Government, Social Security, and the New Deal. It has been said he set a precedent for the expansion of presidential power and redefined liberalism for generations to come. Let us not forget Harry S. Truman who signed the charter ratifying the United Nations and adding to the “New Deal” with his “Fair Deal” program. This program was a mixed success; racial discrimination was banned in federal government hiring practices, the military was desegregated and the minimum wage went up, but national health insurance was rejected. (Hmmm, national health insurance - I thought that was Hillary’s and Obama’s idea.) Later, along came Lyndon B. Johnson (who I once thought was the worst president this nation had known) with another huge growth of the Federal Government and the War on Poverty which gave us Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, Head Start, Job Corps, VISTA and Title I. How has that War on Poverty worked out? Let’s see, it has cost us $20.7 trillion and we still have poverty! Now we have a lawless man with a phone and a pen.

Our Founding Fathers were Christian well-educated and well-read men. They studied history and all forms of failed world governments. Our country was built on freedom, God-given rights and the Rule of Law. Our United States Constitution protects these God-given rights and the Rule of Law by limiting the federal government. Our success as a country before the progressive liberals took control was FREEDOM, not the large controlling government.

Here is a thought for any concerned citizen: phone, write, text, email, and fax Pat Tiberi, our so-called representative and ask what he and his weak-kneed RINOs in the House are doing to stop the madness. They could put an end to all the czars, the debilitating regulations, all useless spending, Obamacare, and unnecessary government departments. THE CONSTITUTION GIVES THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONTROL OF THE PURSE STRINGS. IF THEY DO NOT FUND IT, IT DOES NOT HAPPEN!

Nelson Hack, Mount Gilead

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