Saturday, June 05, 2010

Stuck in the middle of the road

Letter to editor:

http://www.pittsbur x/pittsburghtrib /opinion/ letters/s_ 681961.html

States should experiment

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We have red states and we have blue states. We have people who want to decrease the size of government and we have people who want to increase the size of government.

We have battles in Congress that result in compromise legislation giving neither side what it wants. Those who want more government controls and safety nets claim that the free market has created our current problems. Those who want less government claim that we have not had a free market for many years and that perverse government incentives created the problems.

The United States of America was created as an experiment in freedom, but the middle path we are now on prevents either side from getting its way and actually seeing who is right.

Why not let each state go its own way and see which states succeed and which fail?

We can remain the "United" States but reduce the things we do in common to a minimum. That way, we can be free to experiment on a state-by-state basis in such things as welfare, health care, immigration, free trade, taxation, regulation, drug laws and other areas of current government involvement.

Nick Kyriazi
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