Tony Flitcraft: Concerned about freedom |

Tony Flitcraft: Concerned about freedom

Tony Flitcraft

Wednesday’s headline ” “Summit County: not exactly Florida” ” implies we have some catching up to do. Our government is not supplying enough assistance to our senior citizens according to the 2009 Summit County Senior Survey conducted by Venturoni Surveys, Inc.

Since I’m approaching seniority (I turn 77 come July), I’m obsessed that I won’t be able to live in Summit County because independent living with services and assisted living, including skilled nursing (24-hour nursing care in a licensed setting) are not available. Summit County has got to do something about that!

When are we as a society going to re-learn to stand on our own two feet?

Even President Obama ran for election, on among other things, learning at his Grandmother’s knee how to be self reliant. Now we are relying on government to run our banks, pay our mortgages and credit cards, furnish our health care, manufacture and design our automobiles, tell us what kind of light bulbs we must buy and how much water we may use in our toilets, etc. Who knows what else it has in mind to relieve us from choices we no longer have?

Our elected officials swear to uphold the Constitution. What part of the Constitution gives the government authority to implement these actions at the expense of our freedom?

I don’t like the direction our country is headed.

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