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Bevin understands the role, nature of government

By AARON SILVERSTEIN Paducah

EDITOR:

Does freedom exist by the institution of government? The answer is no. Some rights, or freedoms, are unalienable, as put in our country's Declaration of Independence. They proceed not from any man, but from God. As such, governments are not to act as if they make freedom, but to protect it as previously created by a higher power. This is absolutely abhorrent to those lustful for power because it limits them.

Matt Bevin, tea party candidate for U.S. senator, is running against our incumbent senator, Mitch McConnell, on the 20th of this May. Mr. Bevin came and spoke to my political involvement club recently and I asked him to explain the purpose of government. He quoted that very section of the Preamble to the Constitution enumerating the unalienable rights, and said that government's role is to uphold, not create, those rights given to the people by God.

McConnell has shown that he believes that government is the sustainer of the people through numerous bailouts and untold amounts of pork. This is not the proper use of his power and not to the proper end of government.

Thomas Jefferson said, "In questions of power then let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."

We need a senator who understands the nature of government and freedom to lead us, and the only man for the job is Matt Bevin.

AARON SILVERSTEIN

Paducah

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