Act 185

To the Editor:

Vermonters should learn a lesson from the passage of Act 185. When we elect legislators who trust government bureaucracies over citizens, we should expect to see our privacy erode, along with opportunities and our net incomes. The Act 185 debacle is but one example of the high cost to citizens when responsibilities are shifted from citizens to government. So if freedom and opportunity are important to you, next election ask each candidate who wants your vote for their thoughts on health care, energy, education or security. If their response reveals a greater trust in government bureaucracies than you, you might consider an alternative. Consider the costs.

Mark Shepard
Vermont State Senator, 2003-06

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