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Words from Thomas Jefferson a perfect fit

To the editor:

This recent celebration of America’s birthday occurred while the ability for local units of government to make decisions as they see fit, being mostly removed from those officials and objective discussions about COVID-19, being harder to find than hen’s teeth, Thomas Jefferson’s words seem to be a perfect fit for our situation.

“When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.”

Have we come full circle 244 years later?

Leo R. Lindquist

Balaton

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