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Letter: Chance to change minds makes America great

5:32 PM, Jan. 2, 2013  |  Comments
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Last November President Obama was popularly voted to a second term. Most Americans apparently connected with President Obama's feat of super-sizing everything from our national debt, exploding the number of government employees, investments in private businesses, the "Affordable" Health Care Act, ginormous regulations and countless other intrusions that will ultimately transform every aspect of our nation into a government-owned franchise; i.e. Greece.

However, there were other voters, including myself, in the minority who do not find a metastasizing government footprint, in the least, appealing and yet, simultaneously, we respect and recognize the outcome of the last election and our president. Even when we disagree with one another we are still equally Americans having the right to disagree with one another. We are ever hopeful, optimistic to a fault, so maybe in another four years America will be of a different frame of mind and vote for a more conservative approach.

That is what makes America great, every four years we get to change our minds at the ballot box. Dr. Benjamin Rush, a key figure in the American War of Independence, felt that Americans basically ignore a difficult problem until it becomes a full-blown crisis nearly impossible to deal with. He stated that "Our republics cannot exist long in prosperity. We require adversity and appear to possess most of the republican spirit when most depressed."

If Dr. Benjamin Rush is correct, then I expect our nation's leaders will conduct some of their most brilliant legislation over the next four years.

Larry Arneson

Wisconsin Dells

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