Letters to the Editor

Just how free are we?

If someone bought a home next to me and I went over to inform them that I am the local tax collector and they owed a tax on their property and they would have to ask permission to build anything on it, they would have to get my permission. And if they had any water or spotted owls they were really in trouble. What do think they would say? Well, this is exactly what our state and federal organizations do and we would lose our homes if we failed to comply. Now who do you think owns your property?

You go down to the local automobile dealer and buy a car and before you can take it off the lot you must pay a tax on it and buy a license and insurance to even leave the lot. Licensing is giving permission for something that is illegal otherwise. You must pay this tax and license every year in order to comply with the real owner.

You send your children to the local government school where God has been removed and socialism is the new religion. Children are required to be vaccinated and DSHS is in charge of how your children are raised.

We have presidents who can arbitrarily decide by the international bankers to go to war can use executive orders to do so without a vote of any of our congressional leaders.

A licensed physician who uses natural remedies to cure illness can be in violation of the American Medical Association (AMA). You decide you want to go to a health care professional who is not AMA-approved and says he can cure your illness but may go to prison for making those claims.

Just how free are we in this country, in this day and age?

WILLIAM COLLINS

Bremerton

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