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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013 6:20 p.m. MDT

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Philippine Bonita
Sammamish, WA

quoting Pops,"...The government-goodies wagon is compulsory, and that's why it's so bad. Perhaps we should only allow people to vote if they are net "contributors" to the federal government - otherwise we tend to vote to use government as a vehicle to take the property of those who have earned it and "redistribute" it to those who have not."

Great idea! Starting with a voter ID law might be a start.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Article quote: "We used to run deficits to borrow for the future. We borrowed to win wars for the future, build roads, highways and airports for future generations. Today we borrow from the future, to finance OUR OWN current consumption. This is a fundamental immorality, if you will, burdening the unconsenting and unpresent future generations with the costs of OUR appetites." (caps added for emphasis)

I would really love to hear a liberal defend that truth.

No, seriously....

Max Stanley Chartrand
Casa Grande, AZ

George Will's BYU Guest Lecture on the "Political Argument" was outstanding in every respect. From the precipitation, bungling, and prolongation of the Great Depression by an overwrought federal government that got nearly everything wrong to the ACA (ObamaCare) health reform law that tramples on freedom, economics, and rights, he outlines what is needed to undo the whole sordid mess: More limited government, more individual responsibility, and the re-institution of the American family. Most salient was his reciting a Winston Churchill quote that America gets things because it has exhausted all other alternatives. Dependency, learned helplessness, and pulling down the successful never lifted any man or woman, but securing them free enterprise, freedom to learn and grow and build on a level playing field, will lift everyone that wants to rise to their full potential.

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