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ELECTION: Our choice will shape the future

Letter by Robert Bennett, Steilacoom on April 26, 2012 at 11:30 am | 239 Comments »
April 26, 2012 12:34 pm

The upcoming presidential election is going to be interesting, to say the least. It is becoming clear this will not be an election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Democrat or Republican, but rather a choice between completely divergent political philosophies.

On one side we have the far-left liberals with their idea of expanding federal government powers, continuing a bloated deficit spending policy and enacting ever-tougher social and economic regulations, all in the name of “social justice” and “fairness.” On the other side we have the conservative right, which advocates limiting government power, reducing spending, lowering taxes and easing the economic restrictions.

That is a very interesting choice and will dictate which direction the future of America will go.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Should America become the people of the government or the government of the people?

We as Americans have the ability to express ourselves through our vote, to choose our leaders and to select which direction we should go. It’s up to us.

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