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opinion Alexandria, 56308
Echo Press
(320) 763-3258 customer support
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

To the editor:

Absent government, there is no United States. Absent government, there is no Minnesota. Absent government, there is no Douglas County. Absent government, there is no Alexandria.

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Absent government, there are no roads. Absent government, there are no airports. Absent government there are no ports. Absent government, there are no public schools. Absent government, there are no libraries. Absent government, there are no national parks. Absent government, there are no water or sewage treatment plants. Absent government, there is no postal service. Absent government, there are no police or fire departments.

Absent government, there is no Social Security. Absent government, there is no Medicare.

Absent government, there is no legal system. Absent government, there is no private property. Absent government, there are no patent protections. Absent government, there are no copyright protections. Absent government, there are no weather reports. Absent government, there is no space program. Absent government, there is no military. Absent government, there are no National Institutes of Health. Absent government, there are no Centers for Disease Control.

Absent government, there are no food or drug testings or inspections. Absent government, you could throw your garbage in a lake or river. Absent government, you could empty your sewage into a lake or river. Absent government, a slaughterhouse could be constructed next to your home. Absent government, there are no illegal drugs.

Absent government, there is no Golden Gate Bridge. Absent government, there is no Hoover Dam. Absent government, there is no Tennessee Valley Authority. Absent government, there is no rural electrification.

Absent government, there is no Constitution. Absent government, there are no birth certificates to check to see if a president was legally elected. Well, absent government, there are no elections.

Absent government, you have … Somalia. We’re getting there.

Tom Obert

Alexandria, MN

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