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Imagine what our nation would be like if the demand for illegal drugs disappeared – nobody wanted them anymore, period. Gang activity, violent crime, theft, prostitution and many other social ills would significantly decrease or disappear altogether. All it takes is for people to live responsibly and do the right thing. Respect other people’s right to private property and treat them as you would want to be treated. Sounds simple because it is simple. Now imagine what our country would be like if people refused to take money and services from the government for which they have not worked. No more desire to get something for nothing. Take responsibility for yourself and treat others as you would want to be treated, which means you quit voting for people who promise to take from some and give it to others. There’s nothing noble or charitable in being generous with other people’s money. We wouldn’t have to worry about the likes of Barack Obama ever getting elected ever again, and we’d be a lot safer as a nation. John D. Seither, Alta