Regarding the Oct. 5 letter “More titles, more problems”: It is not, nor has it ever been, the responsibility of the president of the United States (or the federal government, for that matter) to look out for the welfare of all Americans. Yes, that includes education, health care and all the other things all of us so rightly enjoy.

The 10th Amendment to the Constitution states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Perhaps if people would stop perpetuating damaging misconceptions, the American people would once again realize that they have the power at the community level to best address the problems they face and stop granting unprecedented power and control to a rapidly expanding, bankrupt federal government.

Staff Sgt. Paul BennickCamp Arifjan, Kuwait

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now