Letter to the Editor: Will's brain
BY Roy N. O'Mara, Tulsa
Friday, October 12, 2012
10/12/12 at 2:30 AM
A recent George Will column proved to me that the political conservative "less government" viewpoint is exactly correct because it arrives from a very intelligent and fascinating brain. Nothing could be more true than Will's assessment of our obsession with the presidency.
But what Will's brain has yet been unable to admit to is the fact that arrives from other equally intelligent brains, that the "strong government" point of view is also exactly correct. Both viewpoints are not only correct but also they need each other just as the University of Oklahoma needs the University of Texas in football clashes.
Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat and very wealthy man, a strong government had developed in the '30s, first from the humanitarian effort to quell mass poverty during the terrible depression and then on to our massive national defense and the military in World War II. Big government has been inevitable in our country just as the desire to be "left alone" to be able to obtain individual and collective wealth and power. All we can hope for in the coming election is that the winner will attempt to handle our national problems using the same non-partisan intellect as the bunch that put that robot on Mars.
I, for one, think the family man with big ears has a little more of that particular kind of intellect than does the very fine, wealthy guy.
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