Freedom from choice
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Dear Editor:

Defending and debating the virtues of liberty and freedom in a world of entitlements, welfare and redistribution of wealth is an exercise in futility.

Either knowingly or unwittingly, many Americans have accepted and even voted for laws that abrogate Constitutional individual rights, freedom of choice and expropriate private wealth in the name of “fairness.”

Admonitions such as “be the best that you can be” or “the sky’s the limit” no longer apply since incomes are capped and too much affluence and prosperity are punished. By penalizing the most productive among us, we nurture mediocrity.

As more and more liberals, socialists and progressives are elected, it is inevitable their utopian vision will prevail. The ash heap of history is replete with examples of utopian visions reduced to rubble, yet we choose to ignore those lessons.

In spite of the grim historical facts, the new elitists persist in their arrogance, restricting our individual rights and freedoms that threaten their vision of the “greater good.”

Will we forfeit our individual rights, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the promise of abundance in a new world order that will control where and how we live, what we eat and drink, what we wear, what kind of cars we drive, which doctor we may visit? Will we at last be free from freedom?

Sincerely,

Ed Konecnik

Flushing

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