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Legislative misnomers

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The names given to proposed and passed bills in Congress are more often than not misleading, and we must beware of how politicians spin circumstances and designations to promote their agendas. Several bills come immediately to mind like the USA Patriot Act, the DREAM Act and the Food Safety Modernization Act, all of which give us this "feel good" sense of "whatever it is, it's for our own good and it promotes safety and security for America." They end up being more intrusive and invasive into the lives of the people, resulting in more loss of freedom, encumbering ourselves with more debt, expenses and a lower living standard.

Richard Nielsen

South Jordan