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JERRY DAVIS, San Clemente

The self-righteous and blatantly incorrect notions of those who think government is intruding into our lives are laden with hypocrisy and little truth.

Let’s start with guns. The NRA is hardly a credible source to quote. It is now bankrupt thanks to financial corruption by its leaders. Eighty percent of Americans when polled said they want sensible gun control, including background checks.

What are the laws recently passed to get rid of guns? None. In fact, many states, and most recently Texas, are set to pass laws allowing open carry without a permit. 

Totalitarianism coming to our country due to gun regulation? That might come as a surprise to our EU allies, Australia and Japan, all of which have strict gun regulation.

As for God and our Founding Fathers, many of our Founding Fathers were heavily influenced by deism. Deists valued reason over religious dogma. They believed in a higher power but not necessarily a supernatural deity.

They must have felt strongly enough about this that they included separation of church and state in the Constitution. The Founding Fathers may be spinning in their graves at the thought that God created this nation.

On the topic of government intrusion, there seems to be little concern about too much government when politicians try to pass laws to prevent people from loving and marrying whomever they choose, or telling women that they do not have the right to make their own decisions about their well-being. They have no problem eliminating anti-discrimination laws, or with laws making it harder to vote.

The hypocrisy is stunning.

Rather than quoting scripture and denying historical facts, or inventing divisive issues based on fear, our leaders might better serve us by focusing on real problems based on accurate and historical facts.

Finally, resorting to name-calling and labeling using loaded language like Marxism and socialism are tactics used by those who are without ideas.

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