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Re: “Don’t make health insurance a government monopoly,” by Mark Levin, Nov. 14:
In reply to Mr. Levin on health care, I agree in the main with his assessment. However, I believe Deborah Baro and others like Mr. Levin must understand that health care and the government management of it or lack of it really is not the overall issue. The issue throughout this argument is: How much power does government have?
Government, in our system, is limited in scope. Our Constitution rightly leaves items like health care and other things out. These things are the citizen’s job to take care of. We have for the past 80-plus years endured a gradual eroding of the liberties of the people to fashion their lives in accordance to their wishes because of activist government leadership. Government should only be involved in those areas enumerated for the government in the Constitution.
That said, government should get out of the health management business, marriage business and really anything that isn’t strictly enumerated in the Constitution.
Basically, it’s “We the people” who have created this mess. It’s time for “We the People” to clean it up.
The place to start is in sending a message to Congress and to the Executive Branch that they must stay within their constitutionally defined limits and leave people alone to make their own decisions. Mr. Levin made good points, I just wanted to make some more.