7-3-14 Waconia Patriot Letters to the Editor

Frey would be dedicated to limited government


To the editor:


Is history repeating itself? Try modernizing Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.

“I have heard it asserted by some, that as America has flourished under her former connection with Great Britain dependence on the government … Nothing can be more fallacious than this kind of argument. We may as well assert that because a child has thrived upon milk what it needs (social welfare programs), that is never to have meat what it wants (upward social mobility) … America would have flourished as much, and probably more, had no European power government taken notice of her.”

So how did we get here again? The answer is simple, we have followed the same natural course of every noteworthy civilization in the past.

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years … From bondage to spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.” — Actual author is disputed

Bob Frey is a man who understands this all too well. If you visit his stand you will find a quote by Reagan, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

Bob is a genuine conservative dedicated to limited government. His faith is in people and not government. That’s why I will vote for Bob on Aug. 12.


Timothy S. Oelfke