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Liddick’s right is wrong

Responding to Morgan Liddick’s July 1 column, “A time to ruminate as we pick a president,” it is evident that Liddick is a student of history. Quoting our Founding Fathers almost gives his column credibility.

Liddick would be better served if he were a student of facts. Liddick asserts that small government with limited power was a central theme at the time of our Constitutions drafting. Again, kudos to his knowledge of history. He seems to belive we have strayed from this principle and perhaps this election could put us back on track.

But whom do we vote for to return us to smaller government with less power? All we need do is check the facts, something Liddick fails to do time and time again. Fact: The federal government grew by nearly 18 percent from 2002-2006. Fact: Republican controlled White House. Fact: The Federal Government shrunk by 4 percent from 1990-2002 after a steady increase during the Regan years. Fact: eight of those years consisting of a Democratic White House. It seems we have ruminated over this condition long enough.

Let’s move on to limited power. Liddick sites government as becoming more paternalistic, more intrusive and controlling. And never more true than today after eight years of a Republican White House policy that has stripped civil liberties from top to bottom, from illegal wire tapping to denial of habeas corpus.

Fact: Supreme Court just voted against executive privilege. Liddick has made it clear who our choice for president should be. If we are to return to smaller limited government all we need to do is check history. The facts back it up.

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