In 1776, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” woke up Americans to the fact that an oppressive government was out of step with the laws of nature. Paine asked simple questions and encouraged his fellow citizens to look at America’s problems and its future with healthy simple logic. We need to do that now. We have so little trust in the character of the people we elected that most of us wouldn’t invite them into our homes.
Our government is once again out of step with the laws of nature.
Jack Schrand, Belleville
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