Keep your nose out of private clubs

April 2, 2014

Mr. Gillingham, you are wrong about government intrusion into private clubs.

The fact is the clubs are private, just like your home. Government has no business or right to intrude into citizens' private lives. The government is not my babysitter, and I have every right to do what I want in my home and to go to "private" clubs to do what I want.

The key word is private, and it means it is subject to what its members want, not what you or your intrusive government want to force on people. Don't go to a private club if what they offer offends you. Better yet, stay at home because what you and your "liberal" friends keep doing offends me.

Stay at home, Mr. Gillingham, and control that instead of what everybody else is doing. It is none of your business, it is private.

Every single day, the liberals in this country are taking away our rights, forcing laws and restrictions on its citizens because they have taken on the role of do-gooders who think they know what is best for everybody else. You have lost sight of the fact that this is a "free" country and we citizens have rights you may not approve of or like.

I will own my gun, I will vote against a referendum that allows more unnecessary spending and more taxes, I will continue to eat red meat because I like it; I will not eat genetically modified foods because I don't like it. I will continue to smoke because I want to, and most important of all, I will always voice my opinion about liberals like you because I will not go quietly into the night and allow you to force your ideas on me.

And, if you read, try reading George Orwells' book, "1984." Wikipedia describes it as, " Nineteen Eighty-Four, sometimes published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (or, in the government's invented language, Newspeak, called Ingsoc) under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as "thoughtcrimes."

The tyranny is epitomized by Big Brother, the quasi-divine party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the party justify their oppressive rule in the name of a supposed greater good." That sounds like the world you want, but not if I can help it.

Dorothy Boucher

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