Dear Wash. Post: Obama Wants Gov. That 'Works'

Editor, Washington Post

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Dear Editor:

President Obama's inaugural declaration that "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works" is further evidence that the wisdom and values that animated America's founding generations are lost.

If Thomas Jefferson thought as Mr. Obama does, he would have written in 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are endowed by their government with the unalienable right to be taxed, regulated, scolded, herded, harassed, and otherwise ruled in whatever ways work."

And these soaring words would have been part of the Declaration of Dependence.


Donald J. Boudreaux