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Letter: Let’s vote to change back to a free society

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Some five years ago, after all the speeches had been made and the rhetoric had cooled somewhat, many thought that the election of a “progressive” presidential candidate spelled the doom of the GOP and the two-party system.

Four years later, and not having a positive record of accomplishments on which to campaign, charisma again carried the day. The embattled leaders over at the opposition sadly realized that unless something drastic occurred, their chances of ever regaining the White House were “little or none.”

Then along came the unanticipated windfall: The rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The primary focus of the progressives was shown to have so many problems with its implementation that even some of the president’s staunchest supporters began distancing themselves from the debacle; then complicit media sources also strayed from their unbridled support of the troubled act.

We again find ourselves at a very important crossroads of our nation’s future. The GOP is again formidable, if not cohesive. The two-party system is alive, and they have a role to play. This is not a rich vs. poor, ethnic realization, sexual orientation or any of the other issues politicians like to use as a smokescreen to confuse voters.

Our next opportunity to vote concerns the most important issue facing us: Should a big decision-making, autocratic, socialistic type government or a smaller free market type — where decisions are best left to the voters — be the best solution to our many problems?

The progressives rallied around the word “change.” Change we got — in spades. Time for all of us to vote for a better change. A change back to a happier and more prosperous time. A time for the population to retake their rights to a free society.

Richard Viall


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