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What's really broken is spines of US citizens

March 19, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated March 18, 2013 at 10:19 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Recently, I passed by a couple of gentlemen in conversation. The conversation ended with one man saying, "The system is broke" - a common statement made and believed by many. I dare to ask, "What system is broke?" Is it the system set up by the Founding Fathers of this nation? A system that is based on the rule of law, that men could keep and enjoy the fruit of their labors (free market)? The system based on a moral code with it's foundation based on biblical principles? The system based on a very limited federal government? No, this system is being ignored and trashed by both major political parties, special interest groups, judges who make their own law (courts should only judge laws, not make them) and media outlets that are a mouthpiece for the powers that be.

Is it the system that is socialistic in nature? People depend upon government to be their salvation. That makes almost everyone a slave to their system of tax and spend, obtrusive regulation and a massive government that is beholden to select groups. This system is failing everywhere else in the world but instead of reversing course, it appears our leadership is afraid to abandon ship. This system seems to be doing fine.

So, what's really broken? I believe it is the backbone of the citizens. We will talk and complain in our little circles and get excited when we do hear someone speak out against obtrusive government, but many have given up, some are complacent and some say just pray or think positive.

How can we fix this brokenness? First, know the Constitution for yourself and also that petitioning our elected officials is a very powerful tool and a right we have in this country. Don't worry, I do not believe there are enough black suburbans in existence to get all of us.

Tony Corte, Victoria

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