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'Self aware' Washington a danger to our Republic
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Editor:
      “Tis done. We have become a nation.”
      Benjamin Rush, a Founding Father wrote this in a letter to his friend Elias Boudinot on July 9, 1788 regarding the ratification of the United States Constitution.
      Georgia's Founding Fathers Abraham Baldwin and William Few would not have ratified the United States Constitution if they thought the State of Georgia was subservient to the newly formed federal government. This is why our Founding Fathers included the 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
      The federal government in Washington, D.C., is self-aware. Bureaucrats issue rules and regulations that affect all aspects of our lives at a frenetic pace. The Federal Register published 80,700 pages in 2008; 69,676 pages in 2009, and so far in 2010 3,845 pages or 256 per day.
      Social Security is in the red $17.5 trillion (twelve zeros); Medicare's unfunded liability is $61.6 trillion including a $16.6 trillion Medicare Part D (prescription drug benefit) liability. Do the math. Forecast Gross Domestic Product for the United States of America in 2010 is $14.3 trillion. The federal government is going to super nova and it can't be stopped at the national level.
      Our founding fathers provided the states with a tool to protect ourselves from the Leviathan both Democrats and Republicans created. It is called the 10th Amendment. The State of Georgia must elect state representatives, state senators, and a governor that will nullify federal mandates. If we don't one day a Republican or Democrat will say; “Tis done.”
Bill Evelyn
Suwanee, Ga.

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