I rarely find anything worth my time in the mainstream press, but this letter to the editor in the Washington Times is not just good, but worthy of repetition. I hope that more people will follow James Vetter’s example, and write their own paper with a similar sentiment. Here’s an excerpt:

The first order of business is cleaning house in the November elections. However, we cannot put blind faith in those we send to Washington, regardless of political party. Individual citizens and grass-roots movements must keep the pressure on elected officials to stay within bounds and to roll back the decades of abuses – including Obamacare – that have been imposed on the American people.

Finally, the states must truly step up and protect their citizens by asserting legitimate rights under the 10th Amendment. The federal government is not the final word, and the states can say no to it. Twenty-five states have opposed Real ID, and lawmakers in 30 states have introduced legislation that would declare certain provisions of the national health care bill to be null and void within the state. This legislation passed in Arizona, Idaho, Utah and Virginia.

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Michael Boldin

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