To the editor:
I have read many letters to the editor submitted to The Daily Mining Gazette over the last several years by Tony Gerstberger of Mohawk. He and his family came to our free country from Austria who was devastated by two dictators and the horror they inflicted. He, as a result, knows America is a land of freedom, protected by our Constitution and our privilege to vote our governing politicians in and out of office. He knows that the course we are on will lead to the loss of our freedom and the way of life we have enjoyed and have taken for granted.
Our freedom is under attack, by politicians who promise more handouts by the government by taking more from those who work hard and those who create businesses that produce the only productive capital I am aware of. These businesses are the real job creators that we need to solve our economic problems. We, as a nation, have been consuming our productive capital and not producing enough to keep up with government consumption. Governments consume capital. Please recognize the difference. The citizens who enjoy unearned government handouts, don't realize that down the road they are the ones who won't get anything. The cronies who gain control will.
I would advise anyone who wants to preserve our freedom and the resulting way of life we have enjoyed since our founding fathers formed this unique nation, to read all Tony Gerstberger's letters to the editor. You can do this by going to the Gazette website and typing in his name, in the News, Blogs and Events window and push "search."
Read them all.
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