New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 14, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Overreaching laws are taking away our freedom

By Community Member | July 22, 2020 5:54 pm

Did you see where Virginia’s Legislators submitted 3,900 bills this year? Approximately 1,289 of them cleared both houses and were approved by Governor Ralph Northam. If you that is extreme, just think how many laws have been approved over the years that were written to control our lives.

There are a total of 50 states and the federal government making laws, ruling over our very lives everyday and restricting our freedom. I bet from the moment we rise from our beds everyday that we could be charged for a dozen unknown violations before we retire for the day.

Aren’t you happy that we have elected politicians that are so eager to protect us from ourselves? I get so excited every time our legislators gather to write more regulations to protect us. It gives me great peace of mind that we have such thoughtful politicians. Doesn’t it feel the same for you too? Ha!

I don’t know about any of you, but I think these overprotective politicians would serve us better if they would get rid of some of these overreaching laws and give us freedom of choice and liberty granted under the Constitution. They took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Oh! And to serve the people.

Slowly, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is being taken from us and replaced for a more socialistic, dictatorial government. We are heading for serfdom to our government.

Be afraid my fellow citizens. Be very afraid.

Robert Whittaker
Providence Forge