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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Goodbye democracy, hello socialism

To The Daily: I love the smell of coffee in the morning, but I despise the smell of dank, drab and dismal socialism anytime. Do we have faith in democracy anymore? We’d like to believe our system of government protects us from the sorts of things that go on in more backward countries, but our elected politicians seem to be making their own laws on a whim.

The small towns have followed right along with the big cities, or should I say the elected go along with the elected? I always thought public service should be an honorable profession, but now it’s turned into an obsession. We have a group of elected people in Decatur and Hartselle with their “infallible wisdom.” They always know what’s right for the people they serve. They just never ask what it is. Be prepared, because the public smoking ban is headed Hartselle’s way.

In another endeavor, local government wasted its time and the people involved probing the legalities of cage fighting, to find out what we already knew: that it was and is legal. It was another way to regulate something.

The very people we elect won’t be satisfied until we’re taxed more, regulated to the bone, controlled at each movement and finally socialized.

Jimmy Robinson
Hartselle

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