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What the shutdown shows

Requiring people to work with no pay is immoral, unethical, sinful (check Leviticus 19) and just plain wrong. Many people required to do dangerous and essential jobs are not getting paid.

Shame on us — we elected those responsible for the shutdown. If other government workers are not paid then neither should members of Congress (House and Senate) nor the president be paid. If that were the case, shutdowns would few and short.

I thought we were trying to be a beacon to the world, showing how free people can govern themselves. This shutdown seems to be showing that we can’t.

Frederick Jessett


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