Letter to the editor: Essentially confused

Posted 5/13/20

 

Is anyone as confused as I am regarding essential and non-essential workers? Does anyone believe this will give our government pause to reconsider what the real job of government entails? …

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Letter to the editor: Essentially confused

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Is anyone as confused as I am regarding essential and non-essential workers? Does anyone believe this will give our government pause to reconsider what the real job of government entails? Why do I doubt it? National and local governments seem to have infused themselves into every aspect of our lives. Does not the constitution (State and National) clearly state the roles of government? For example, there is nothing in the constitution giving the government the ability to act as a charity. Yet, that seems to be one of the defining roles currently being transferred to governmental agencies. Isn’t this an area that could be better handled by non-profits and churches?
Ever since the national government inserted itself into our school systems with such programs as Common Core and No Child Left Behind, we have more functionally illiterate students than is logical for a country with our technological ability and educational potential and resources, with a smaller core of extremely well educated students. In some areas charter and private schools are greatly preferred. There is no constitutional mandate for the federal government to interfere with education, this is a state function. We are also seeing various aspects of government interfering with our daily lives with no mandate to do so. How much of this is “non-essential?”  Will we take this event to reconsider what we really want from our governmental systems? Perhaps we should consider this the next time we vote. Will your vote be for more, or less, governmental interference?
William F Hineser,
Arvada

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