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This letter is a follow-up to one I wrote recently on federal government immorality. My contention in that letter was anything goes in politics and our government today. Biblical standards of what is ethically or morally right or wrong are tossed to the side, not just at the top with our president but thousands below carrying out his agendas.

The fraud and corruption in our federal government of today (that tries to be all things to all people) is all over the place. The abuse exists in one agency after another and there are numerous books written illustrating a litany of those improprieties, many are New York Times best sellers.

The 95-year-old Rev. Billy Graham recently said the mantra of "hope and change" by Obama is nothing more than a cliche and that America is currently drenched in a "sea of immorality" as we have turned our backs on God.

That brings me to the primary purpose of writing another letter on the same subject of government immorality. Call it "my theory."

A majority of Americans agree that Washington is broke and we need a complete makeover.

We basically have a two party system and one can, in many respects, be just as bad as the other, however ...

Isn't it the Republican Party that wants smaller government? Wouldn't smaller government "logically" reduce the fraud and corruption of big government that Democrats want? Common sense (which seems to be non-existent in today's politics) tell us if there is less of that (government) logically there will be less of the other, namely fraud and corruption.

There's abuse galore in our welfare programs. Republicans (at least the conservative ones) prefer agendas that teach people, especially through gainful employment, to do their own providing rather than Big Brother doing it all. In other words, let's teach how to fish on your own, so to speak, instead of taxpayers just handing out the fish day in and day out. Doing your own fishing (capitalism) reduces fraud.

Let's not forget our Founders were conservative and that included a belief in biblical Christian principles. Why do we need so much "change" when it was conservatism that made us the greatest nation ever? If it wasn't broke in the first place why all these "fixes" that are proving to be one Obama socialist failure after another?

Most in the Republican Party are conservative who are God fearing people; far more church goers than in the other party. Christian churches provide a biblical road map as to the ethics and morality of right and wrong. Conservatives give more to charity and believe more in family values especially traditional marriage and don't want poor defenseless babies aborted. If one doesn't believe abortion is a moral issue, I would suppose one would see less harm in billions of disability payments going to people not really disabled according to TV's latest "60 Minutes."

"Logic" tells me that the more people we have in government that believe in the word of God the less fraud and corruption. I did not say all the abuse will be eliminated. I did not say all church-goers are saints, but I will put my money on a majority being honest people who want to do the right thing.

We need a different party in control of our national government than the one that has control now. The "fix" that we need is to go back to conservatism that wasn't broke in the first place and, obviously, one party is more likely to do that than the other.

Les Knoll

Victoria and Gilbert, Ariz.

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