- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2009

If the government were capable of ending recessions by its efforts, then it would also be capable of preventing recessions in the first place, and thus there would be no recessions. As both history and today’s circumstances conclusively prove, government is not capable of either such thing.

Government cannot create prosperity. The best that government can do, and the aim to which it should direct its efforts, is to create the conditions under which individuals can prosper. As the history of America proves, the way government does this is by promoting and maintaining individual liberty through limited constitutional means. It is individual liberty - not government - that is the engine of prosperity.

JOHN SANTOLIQUIDO

South Orange, N.J.

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