The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

November 6, 2012

Letters to the Editor 11/4/12



Martha Fleming


Repeal tax increase

Dear Editor:

Character counts for something. It’s not all political maneuvering like our president is constantly doing. He has an idea of the way he wants the nation to be. He’s willing to do anything to make the nation conform with that idea – if you can call it an idea.

This president and his allies know better than you do when it comes to your money, health care, religion and everything about you. They claim it’s all for your own good, of course, so that justifies any means they want to use to grab more power.

The president feels that we are spending too much money on law enforcement for the border that might go to social programs. They are sending money to people who never paid taxes in the first place. The government’s real intent is in collecting taxes from the people who are willing to work, so that the politicians could turn around and “redistribute” that money to the people who can’t or more often won’t work, the ones that are voting the politicians into office. It’s frustrating to people who genuinely, passionately, believe in democracy and people who have risked their lives to protect the system, only to see it twisted into something the founders had never intended for it to be.

It is not the job of government to be the national nanny. Freedom is the common birthright of every American citizen.  The average citizen can look after his or her own needs without assistance from somebody who works in Washington.  America is about freedom to make our own decisions. Freedom means deciding what you want to do with your life.  Freedom is the natural state of nature. That’s how God wanted us to live.

The job of the president is to serve, protect and defend our country. The objective of the president is to protect the people and then to leave them alone.

We also need a national tax system that takes from the people only the money which the nation needs to fulfill its proper function, not suck the life out of its citizens while it tells them how they must live and pay to support social programs and organizations that may not serve all the citizens’ interests.

By the way, chalk up one win for our citizens and one loss for the mayor. Let’s repeal the tax increase.

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