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Letter to the editor: Too much regulation

I migrated to this country 39 years ago for the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and the rewards this system ensured for one’s hard work and taking personal responsibility.

In these years I have been regaled by the many examples of government missteps and inefficiency.

From the very expensive toilet seats and hammers that the Pentagon procured in the past to the more recent egregious scandals of the Veterans Affairs Department, the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the scandals of the Secret Service, to name a few.

Yet in all these years, there is a growing crescendo, among a significant portion of our populace, most of them belonging to the Democratic Party, for more government control of our lives.

From the type firearm you can own in the name of gun control to what fuel we can use to heat our homes or the type of car you can drive in the name of climate change, the call for more regulation is endless and stifling.

How these individuals can reconcile the desire for more control by Washington in light of the known deficiencies of the system is unfathomable.

I suggest that everyone who intends to vote for candidates with Ds next to their names in elections from now on think long and hard if the future they want to leave for their children and grandchildren is controlled by the bureaucrats in Washington and enmeshed in red tape from sea to shining sea.

Suren B. Rao

Boalsburg

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