LETTER: Government not protecting us from guns, drugs and pollution


To Ozaukee Press: 

Thomas Hobbes, one of the great authorities on governance, describes a world of unrelenting insecurity when a country is without a government to provide the safety of law and order, protecting citizens from one another and from foreign foes. The horrors of little or no government to provide that function are on global display in the world’s many fragile states.

Here in the good old USA our government is failing to protect us. Congress lacks the courage to control guns and so we endure needless fear and anxiety about where and when the next AR-15 killing will be. It’s simply a bad idea to allow modern military type weapons in the hands of citizens.  Crazies exist, they come out of nowhere, and we need to be protected from them.          On Dec. 15, 1791, the day the Bill of Rights became law, our forefathers had no vision of what the gun technology would become. Muskets fire at the rate of two shots per minute, while modern AR-15’s fire two shots per second.  Surely these weapons have no place in civilian hands. Military type weapons of all kinds need to be banned as well as armor piercing bullets and other military ammunition.  

Irresponsible business owners exist.  It only takes a few and without enforceable regulations they will quickly pollute our skies and waterways. Yet the EPA says that our current regulations are too strict. Nonsense! How can our air be too clean, our water too pure or our food too healthy? Yet the EPA, which is supposed to protect us from abuse, wants to lessen regulations. How stupid is that! Have you noticed that citizens in China and India, where coal is king, wear masks?  There is no such thing as “clean coal.”  Stop believing in this nonsense and electing those who do.

We don’t need protection from immigrants. This is nothing but political rhetoric based on lies and discrimination to secure votes. What we really need is protection of the drug trade. Drugs destroy lives, create crime and drive up health care costs. Immigrants do productive work and pay taxes, while the drug cartels walk across our borders.

Can we all make a pledge to do a better job when voting?

 John S. Strauss

Campton Hills, Il.


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