A letter in the Readers' Forum (Jan. 9) was applauding the idea of "Hillarycare" or whatever. Bad idea. This nation has thrived and prospered on the free enterprise system, not on government control and regulation of everything.

If the Democrats get control of the government, we will get higher taxes along with more control and regulation of industry — including health care, petroleum and insurance.

Don't people realize that as the government gets more and more involved, we become less free and our wonderful Constitution becomes less and less meaningful? We need a president who will govern according to the Constitution.

Russell Bender