Readers' forum: Government's new clothes

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 19 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

In this July 21, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection financial reform bill at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. With Obama from left are Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, teacher Robin Fox, Vietnam veteran Andrew Giordano, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan.

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Remember the story of the emperor's new clothes? The emperor was so busy (playing golf, vacationing, etc.), and he was so inexperienced that he totally believed his tailors' lying rhetoric about the golden clothes being sewn for him.

His closest advisors (including the liberal media) praised him saying he looked fantastic in his new clothes. So, he paraded around the country showing off his attire until an innocent child yelled "Look, the emperor is naked!"

This is what has happened in the American political system with President Obama and other lifetime politicians. They are parading around our country naked (with no answers or substance) while the silent majority looks on in horror. Finally, these words are being loudly yelled, "Look, the emperor (government) is naked!"

Karen Beckstead

North Salt Lake

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