Your Letters: No one votes for dictatorship ...
I'm writing in reference to an article written by a Rod Broding of Battle Lake titled "Our 'big' government" in the Feb. 25 issue of the Pioneer Journal.
Mr. Broding seems to leave the impression that "big government" poses no problem but rather provides the solution to our many problems. Like his mention of the high school girl, who being subject to incest by her father, needed the help of the government and likewise the high school boy. Rod, what has happened to our enforcement of law? Seems we have no shortage of law but rather shortage of order. Government agencies will never solve these problems. To think otherwise is to shovel a path to dictatorship.
Rod states that his friend was convinced of his own personal righteousness in being opposed to big government. Let's clear up the righteousness matter in quoting Proverbs 14:12 which states, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." Likewise, it is also true that there is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end leads to dictatorship. No one votes for a dictatorship but often subtilely votes himself into a dictatorship.
Victor J. Kern