Letters to the Editor

Government has finally infested every aspect of our lives

This Fourth of July is the first time in my 70-plus years on this planet I did not feel like celebrating.

It all seems so hypocritical to me.

The Fourth used to be about liberty and individual freedom. Our country used to be a proponent of and sentinel for all those seeking liberty.

The freedom-deprived of the world used to be able to count on the support of the American people and their government.

That’s no longer so, even within our borders.

Recently, an advocate of universal healthcare informed Port Orchard Independent readers that state-controlled healthcare is a right the government must force upon each of us for the good of all (“Universal coverage should be a right,” June 26).

That’s how the elite — the believers in the state — think.

For the first time in my life, I am uneasy — even a little afraid — when it comes to our government. The statists are in control and our conversion from citizens to subjects is under way.

Government oozes into every nook and cranny of our lives and, like a horrible cancer, is eating us alive.

Even the free flow of information is controlled as the media caves in to government thuggery.

Oh yes, I am very uneasy and think celebration of our current circumstances would be an affront to the millions of Americans who have made the supreme sacrifice from 1776 to the present to achieve and maintain liberty.

I am ashamed of my government and don’t feel very free.

How about you?

ARTHUR H. DRAUGHON

Port Orchard

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