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Government doesn't help people, it controls them

Nov 18, 2012 - Mary E. Howard, Riverton

Editor:

Hope for America? We certainly have heard a lot about hope for America, especially in the past few months.

Where does hope for America really come? It comes from the people. It comes from the people who are willing to be accountable.

Hope does not come from the government and those who promise to make life good for the people.

The government is supposed to be of the people and by the people. But, as people we have allowed the government to become bigger than the people.

We no longer control the government, the government controls the people.

If we as "the people" believe the government is here to take care of us, we are mistaken. The government has become big business and it plans to take care of itself.

So, if you are one of those people who believe the government will take care of you, you might consider how a venomous spider takes care of an insect caught in its web.

The spider injects poison in to the victim's body, sucks out its vital parts inside the body, and then leaves an empty body shell hanging in the web.
 

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