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Consider this; Germany is a socialist country in every sense of word. Their government is large. They have large and generous retirement and entitlement programs, they have a government health care system, and they have all of social programs you would associate with a Socialist country. The German government spends 49% of its total GDP.
The United States is not far behind. We are becoming more Socialist each and every year. We are losing our civil liberties every year. I used to associate this with Democratic Party, I no longer do. The Republican Party has had a majority in House, Senate, and a Republican President in office for last four years. In those four years Federal government has increased education spending by 78%, passed a large and ineffective prescription drug program that benefits drug companies rather then our senior citizens, and increased spending on EVERY government program.
I believe in a smaller, more efficient government. I believe in power of fifty states to make their own laws without undue Federal intervention. I believe that bigger is not necessarily better. I believe that individual’s are responsible for their own actions. I believe we need less regulation and fewer barriers to business owners. I believe in United States Constitution. I believe this country is still greatest country on Earth; however, I believe it is in grave danger.
If you feel as I do, please contact me. We have organized a group of like minded people in Allen County and we are politically active in local politics. We need to elect some people to public office with views like ours and we need to keep public informed about what our government is doing. Please call me at 260-338-0833 or contact us at AllenCountyLP.org.
Mike Sylvester Chairman, Libertarian Party of Allen Country Fort Wayne
I am a happily married citizen in Fort Wayne, Indaina. I have two wonderful children. I am a returning adult student at IPFW preparing for the CPA exam.