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Where are we in America?

Where are we at in America? I believe it comes down to this, what worked for over 200 years or the new America of the last say 30 or 40 years...

In general terms and majority view point most people believed in personal responsibility for all their actions and behaviors, believed in hard work, believed they know best how to spend their income and they should keep as much of their income as possible, they believed in God’s laws, they believed in as small a government as possible and that family, local government, organizations, churches and entrepreneurs should help out the less fortunate/down on their luck people within their community.

The new America in general terms and majority view point believe in, do what ever you want because we are all human, mistakes happen, so don’t worry we have big government programs that can help you out if things go wrong. No one needs to be held accountable; because it just isn’t fair, people who work hard, have strong values are just lucky and should pay more for us that have not been as lucky. Big government can and will take care of you if we can just have more of your money and create more programs/ sustain existing programs, everyone can be happier. In the end bigger government will create a more fair and equal America where no one needs to be envious of anyone else.

This fall will determine which America we want and remember it is mostly about power where do you want the power to reside?

Gregg Struss

Baxter, Mn.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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