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Letter to the editor- Doesn’t like Drake’s view

To the editor;

Always writing within an infusion of ignorance, George Drake (May 21) infuses us this time when he says government should always remember not to make a profit for itself, or anyone, when it is in business. Is this prosperity? No! And it isn’t “business” either, because “no-profit” – “no business”. (I guess Drake never found out) . What this is, is echoes of an “elite few” who stand above as government, dispelling their imagined wisdom over unwashed masses of us, graciously condescending to remember not to profit anyone. Drake is describing a pattern of governmental right, but it is not America’s pattern! America was designed for prosperity. America does not put “government” in business. We put ourselves in business! Does not bring government to order us, but to be our servant. Perfect example of Drake’s folly is the outrage of having California’s dumb government interfere with a utility’s freedom to design its own fair profit while serving us, the people. The government, as a dunce, created our blackouts. This, Drake says, is “stability” of government regulation at work. At work to do what? Provide misery, I’d say! Our stupid California administrators have much in common with that “grand elite few” Drake is dreaming of. And if they descend upon us, their political lusts and direction, we are “goners.” “Secure the blessings of liberty.” That’s our Constitution speaking to us – urgently now! Make fast the blessings of freedom. Did you know and think of “profit” as your “blessing?” A businessman or woman does. They earn money and live as well as they can, as we all want to live as well as we can. Freedom, if we claim it, is our blessing in America under freedom and capitalism. Liberalism can’t “cut it!”

June Hoffman



South Lake Tahoe


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