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Ron A. Hanson letter: Cast your vote for the greater good

Any time there's a discussion of politics, the essence of it is an attempt to answer the question, "What is the proper role of government?" The proper role of government is to help make life more livable for the governed. Sewage treatment plants,...

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Any time there's a discussion of politics, the essence of it is an attempt to answer the question, "What is the proper role of government?"

The proper role of government is to help make life more livable for the governed. Sewage treatment plants, good roads and bridges, food that is safe to eat, water that is safe to drink, air that is safe to breathe, cars that are safe to drive, and on and on and on, are all products of good government.

Oct. 20 on Pioneer Public TV, Tim Miller declared that he would vote for Donald Trump for president.

He, then, will vote for a megalomaniac to be the head of our government. Republicans, generally, are not interested in good government. They are more concerned with following the party line. They have the collective imagination of a herd of lemmings. It won't matter to them how dysfunctional government can get because they aren't responsible. They're heading for the cliff. That's all that matters, and don't ask why.

If good government matters to you, like your family and your friends and everyone you care about matters to you, then vote for a Democrat. Vote for Andrew Falk, Mary Sawatzky, Lyle Koenen, Collin Peterson, and Hillary Clinton.

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They at least care about government. They are not saints. They all have human weaknesses, like we all do, but they care about doing the right thing. They have a concept of the general good, and are guided by principles that serve that end. All our lives matter. Please vote accordingly.

Ron A. Hanson

Benson

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