Former Darien Mayor to President Obama: Our Founding Principles Are Not Stale

This letter to the editor was written by former Darien Mayor Carmen D. Soldato.

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The following was submitted by former Darien Mayor Carmen D. Soldato.

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To the editor:


It is no wonder that President Obama has been moving our Nation materially in the wrong direction over the past four years. This was evidenced recently as he expressed that the direction for our Country espoused at the Republican National Convention was based on old and "staled" policies that could have been watched on black and white TV in the 1960s. Free markets, self determination, government not for forcing U.S. citizens to buy services that they may not need nor can afford, and government not over regulating our businesses into competitive "paralysis" are indeed principles of limited government that are MUCH older (but not stale!) than those of the 1960s. They are the principles set out by our Founding Fathers and those which have permitted the U.S. to remain the envy of the World notwithstanding the damage brought about by the Obama administration over the past four years. These are the same principles that have permitted Obama to gain resources that have enabled him to wear $1500 suits, $400 shoes and send his children to one of the best "private" and most expensive schools in our Nation.

As is clear to all, the President's real definition of "staled" polices are those not brought forward as his own nor those of his "trash and burn" Chicago-based advisers. Nation-founded, proven polices, yes, staled, no!

Mr. Carmen D. Soldato
Attorney at Law and
Former Mayor
City of Darien, Illinois

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Douglas C. Johnson September 13, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Carmen, I second your thoughts by citing a quote from President Reagan: "We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and, ultimately, human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success — only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period, contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development." Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, Sept. 29, 1981 http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/7561


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