, Kingston, NH

Letters to the Editor

September 13, 2012

A True Conservative

A true conservative favors balancing the federal budget, even if the only way to do that is to increase revenue. Returning the income tax rate on the super-rich rate to over ninety-percent, as it was under Eisenhower, would go a long way toward achieving that end.

A true conservative wants to support only enough of a military establishment to keep us secure from attack rather than a bloated monster engaging in useless foreign wars.

A true conservative favors encouraging everyone to vote, even those without a driver’s license.

A true conservative wants to keep government out of private decisions such as whom one can marry and decisions about having children.

A true conservative believes in every able-bodied person having an incentive to work, which is undercut by low estate taxes on huge fortunes that facilitate the expansion of a class of idle rich.

A true conservative wants to retain programs that have served the elderly so well for many decades, such a Medicare and Social Security.

A true conservative supports public education rather than a voucher system that would gut it.

A true conservative abhors radical proposals that aim at converting a government of the people, by the people, and for the people to one of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.

Milt Lauenstein




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