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September 28, 2012
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Letter: Understand how our government works

In The News-Review’s Sept. 18 edition, there was an editorial by a retired female attorney extolling the virtues of Barack Obama and decrying anything Republican. Of course she is entitled to her opinion, but she papers her fact-less opinions with empty emotion. Yes, both sides do this, but somehow the Democrats make it an art form.

The thrust of her message was job creation by government mandate. This is unequivocally absurd. But then, absurdities are part of most attorneys’ portfolios. No free government, such as our Republic, can decree job creation. Government can only tax and redistribute wealth created elsewhere.

And in the United States of America, wealth has always been created by the private sector. It’s called capitalism and it is what this nation is built upon. If there is any single critical factor to the future of this nation, it is understanding what government can and cannot do.

In a free Constitutional society, jobs are created and maintained by the private sector and any so-called government job creation is simply a by-product of the private sector. It is not the other way around, as advocated by the big government attorney.

If we Americans are tired of the form of government we now have, we still have the right to change it. So then, the folks who want change need to go forward by stating publicly and specifically what new form of government they propose. Their specific ideas on how a new government will function should include how it will impact our lives, and most importantly how it will be paid for. Remember that everything, including government, has a price.

Diana J. Brown

Roseburg


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