Letters to the Editor — November 5, 2009

A lesson to learn

Dear Editor,

Some people want a right to guaranteed health insurance, and the right to choose poor diets, and take a nap at the mention of the word exercise.

The more we emulate foreign countries by putting our hope in centralized government by asking it to take care of us, and the less we rely on the private enterprise system, the more we will be like the foreigners. I thought they came here to be like us with the benefits of free enterprise, personal responsibility and personal initiative.

Ted Kennedy said health care should be a “right, not a privilege.”

Gerald Ford said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

Thomas Jefferson said, “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

There is a saying: If you want to teach a teenager a lesson, let them have what they want. If we get what Kennedy and Obama want, we may all be taught a lesson.

 

Denny Cochran

Rockford resident

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