Letter: 'Liberty dies with thunderous applause'

Published: Sunday, Jan. 20 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

This Jan. 14, 2103 file photo shows President Barack Obama gesturing as he answers questions from members of the media during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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It continues to amaze me that lawmakers are arrogant enough to believe that the answer to any problem is to make more laws.

We currently have laws against murder, robbery, fraud, assault, abuse, speeding and countless other issues, and not one of these has prevented people from breaking the law.

By definition, a criminal breaks the law, and more laws made simply means more laws will be broken by criminals, and more shackles will be placed on those who do obey the law.

When the president unveiled his new gun plan, I immediately thought of a quote from "Star Wars: Episode III" — "So this is how liberty dies. ... with thunderous applause."

Spencer Smith


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