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The federal government is ‘bad to the bone’

Editor:

Relieve everyone in the federal government of their duties. Convert to a government that is truly “of the people, by the people, for the people,” instead of one “of, by and for” the rich and well-connected.

Submit all policy issues to a national vote – each citizen texts his vote to a pre-determined number (on his ever-present cellphone) and the majority rules. Possible topics for a vote: Abolish the Internal Revenue Service, convert to a consumption tax, where every single person and business contributes, or continue with our disgraceful 16,000-page tax code containing tons of loopholes? Continue our membership in the pathetic United Nations, where clueless countries like Russia and China hold veto power over every single global issue? Or join a “coalition of the willing,” providing humanitarian aid, not military intervention, around the world, and deny membership to Russia, China, North Korea and Iran?

Should we invade Syria, or save precious American lives and billions of dollars by minding our own business? Should we maintain 7,700 military bases around the world costing billions, or save that money, bring home all the troops, then unleash hell on anyone foolish enough to attack us? Should we stockpile tons of expensive weapons that kill people 23 times over, or should we maintain just enough to kill people once?

Should we continue spending billions on foreign aid or devote 100 percent of that money to domestic aid, rebuilding our roads and bridges and improving our own country? Should we continue the absurd, wasteful welfare program, or phase it out completely in two years, provide free job-skill training and ensure that everyone learns to speak, read and write English and follows a swift, well-defined path to citizenship?

Allow self-serving hypocrites from both parties to enrich themselves, as they drive us straight into the sewer, or let the people decide important issues with a national vote?

This idea couldn’t possibly be any worse than our present “bad to the bone” political system. Important issues need to be addressed now. America’s future is being threatened by a group of men so inept, every single one of them could get stuck in the middle of a push-up. I’m a fed-up, die-hard, no-nonsense American patriot – sick of political lies, deceit and corruption. It’s crystal clear our present system of government does not work and if we don’t improve things now, we will continue our decline. Put down the remote, cellphone and video games. Forget about texting (except to vote), tweeting and shouting. And forget especially about spoiled athletes, clueless celebrities and watching “Dancing With The Kardashians Idol.” Instead, step up to the plate, unleash a wave of patriotism unknown to man and restore the glory that once made this country so great.

Dennis Regan
Gowanda
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