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To the Editor:
In recent Letters to the Editor, the usual writers, who believe that government is the answer to all our problems, bring up the same old complaints, if government doesn’t control, tax or regulate the citizenry these socialists are not happy campers.

The problems that need to be solved according to them are: Wall Street, Banks, Business, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Energy (All Big), The Tea Party and The Military.

What the all mighty government officials have done so far is still not enough for them. First is Wall Street, TARP money (taxpayers) to the amount of $700 billion was paid out and firms such as Goldman Sachs, Clinton and Obama’s friends, got bailed out. The banks also received TARP; this was a major boost for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (government banking institutions). Representatives who helped in the making of the mortgage meltdown got off with no repercussions. Oh, let’s not forget Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, for the non-stop printing of money or the Democratic Congress voting to take over Student Loans.

All the BIG business, gas, oil and nuclear energy having the nerve to employ people and pay them what they think they are worth and to add insult to injury these employers are living in mansions. As of today I have heard nothing about the income and housing of our public servants in government, how is it that many seasoned officials make approximately $174,000 a year but have millions?

The Tea Party is more of a threat than is a terrorist. After all, we the people just want freedom and liberty like there is too much of that going on for these socialists.

The Military. In the last budget bill that was carried over from the last Congress, the Military was to take cuts and America’s Finest would be without paychecks. Pawns in government’s game.

The disrespect and hatred for our military, calling our soldiers’ actions in different parts of the world unjust or occupiers of countries, this blame rests solely on our government officials, namely the President and Congress. The President, as Commander in Chief, is to declare war and the Congress is to vote on it. It is not the military fault if members of Congress have no backbone or conviction.

One of a few duties in the Constitution is “to provide for the common defense”. The President swore to the best of his ability to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Congressional members swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic and bear true faith and allegiance to the same. Military members swore the same as Congressional members in addition to obeying orders of the President, officers appointed over them and all regulations in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The Military are the only ones that take their Oath seriously.    
We aren’t a socialist country yet. The Constitution was written to limit government, not to run every aspect of our lives, patriots know this. 
Merica Petrella
Steubenville, Ohio


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