On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down. The Soviets noticed that 3.5 million of its citizens, who had skills and were educated, fled from East Berlin to the west for a better life. So in 1961 the wall was built to control the population from fleeing to another country.

Anytime that a government tries to restrict its citizens in their way of life it is a desire to control. It seems that our government has and is continuing to build up the Berlin Wall here in the U.S. It is not a physical wall but a wall of rules and regulations that will control how we act and think. Things like Obamacare, which regulates how we receive medical help. They try to regulate school lunches, to control the amount of fat that is used in foods and how much soda that we drink.

There are many more laws and regulations that I am sure could be cited. Some may argue that these laws are for the good of the country. I disagree and feel that when we have a great number of restrictions placed on us we cannot function freely. I would like to think that I can choose what is best for me and my family and not be told by the government what is best for us.

David West

South Jordan