Let the adults run the asylum

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We have the opportunity to select responsible representation for Montana’s only Congressional seat. I’m disturbed when I hear the constant appeal to class warfare, our baser instincts and the way in which personal and business success is treated as a crime against humanity. Our entire system of government was based on the sanctity of private property and the freedom to succeed given adequate application of hard work, common sense and good ideas.

We have a candidate in Greg Gianforte who came from average beginnings, but because of the application of those values, he succeeded professionally and personally in ways that most responsible people would admire — ways that used to represent the American dream. When was our Constitution and American vision so hijacked by Marxist thinking that creating jobs and contributing to the economy became a bad idea? Shouldn’t we want representation that understands a hard day’s work, thrift and creating value without stealing it from someone else in the form of confiscatory taxes?

We don’t need any more representation that wants to peddle the notion that success is bad unless it comes from redistribution of everyone else’s success, and that we can tax and spend our way to economic prosperity. That idea has been disproved so many times that guys like Bernie Sanders and his man in Montana, Rob Quist, should be feared, and not revered. We already have far too many of those folks in government; that’s why we spend well over 25 percent of our GDP on government and still can’t come close to balancing a budget.

There is a lot of angst against President Trump and Greg Gianforte because they have demonstrated that the American dream still exists, but the people that scream the loudest are the ones that never learned how to balance a budget without some sort of grant or government handout.

I suggest that it’s time to let the adults run the asylum instead of the lunatics. Vote Gianforte on May 25.

—Dan Happel

Pony

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