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Vaya con Dios, Mr. Waters

| March 21, 2007 12:00 AM

To the Editor:

Gee, Mr. Daniel Gawain Waters, all that free stuff sounds really good.

You'll get no argument from me nor anyone that I know that free is a very good price.

However, when I think of it, I'm reminded of something a wise old Indian once told me. "There's no such thing as a free lunch."

Fact is, in this world, nothing is free. Not even freedom. (Especially not freedom.)

No matter what it is, whether you paid for it or not, somewhere along the line, someone has. In this country, we're taught from a very young age that you reap what you sow. Remember that story about the grasshopper and the ant? That's what I'm talking about.

I will admit that our current set of lawmakers (and that is to include all parties in office) are not without flaw. I do believe our health care system is in need of a little adjusting, and our handling of illegals in this country is in need of a lot of adjusting.

All in all, I think we're doing a pretty good job though, what with competing in a world economy and other problems of global proportions, not to mention maintaining our status as a world leader.

As I sit and think back in history of what our forefathers did when they tired of living under England's monarchy, they fled to a new land to form their own new and improved government. Of course I know in this day and age there are few frontiers remaining in this world but that shouldn't bother you. It sounds as though you've already found your perfect oasis in South America. Adios Amigos.

Bob Creighton