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The Proper Role of Government

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As is the case with many of you, we are proud Americans who believe in the goodness of our country. We believe in the principles adhered to by our founding fathers as they formed a new nation governed by an inspired Constitution. We have become concerned over the past several years that our government has continued to drift from those founding principles that have made our nation great. It now seems that our country is at a crossroads and the future of our nation depends on the decisions being made by our elected representatives today. No time in history has been more critical than the present in determining how brightly the beacon of freedom will shine in the future. In 1968 a great statesman by the name of Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower administration authored an explanation of how the founders envisioned government in a free rebuplic such as ours. His essay, entitled The Proper Role of Government has become a definitive explanation of the functions and restrictions of our American government. We encourage you to follow the link below to view Secretary Benson's writings. It is our goal to send a copy of this essay to each of the elected representatives serving in both houses of Congress to remind them of the proper role of government in our republic and of the responsibility they have to see this role is maintained. A copy of Secretary Benson's essay will be accompanied by the attached letter of introduction. If you believe in the principles outlined by Former Secretary Benson and feel our elected representatives need to be reminded of their duties to uphold such principles, please add your signature to the letter by signing this petition. The goal is to send the attached letter, and a printed copy of The Proper Role of Government by Ezra Taft Benson, accompanied by a list of 1,000 signatures of American Citizens urging our representatives to read and return to the principles of limited government outlined in the essay. Richard and Natalie Parke


Richard and Natalie Parke. We are concerned citizens of the this country who feel, like many others, that the principles outlined in our Constitution represent the greatest form of government ever conceived. We want America to stay free and stay strong, and know that only by returning to the role of government envisioned by our founding fathers can this be accomplished. We can be contacted at


A copy of Secretary Benson's essay "The Proper Role of Government" can be found at the following link Link to view content of introductory letter to Congress
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