Letters to the Editor

Pursuit of happiness

I want to thank those people who made sure I got up every morning to work a 16-hour day, six days a week, in order to get my business off the ground.

I also want to thank those responsible for providing the roads and electricity I use to run and supply my business. I should also mention the educators who helped me understand the economic and ethical principles necessary to run it.

I was under the impression you were being paid for your work. If my tax dollars aren't enough, my apologies. Furthermore, I take no credit for having any drive, inspiration or the will to make sacrifices so I could realize a dream. I owe that to my dad.

The philosophy that states civilization is the product of government is the will of a child taking life for granted. If you value freedom, then government must be a product of society. Not the other way around.

Our Constitution was created to protect rights, not grant them. One of our most cherished freedoms is that our pursuit of happiness is only limited to our ability and our opportunity. I guess ability is overrated.

Jeremy Owen, Pasco

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