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The Heavy Burden of Government

patrickhenry32 Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 6:13 AM
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In my hometown, everyone is required to have a landline telephone so local officials can reach us with a reverse 911 call.

It's a nice idea, but it doesn't work. In my family, we never use the landline. We talk on cellphones. Occasionally, telemarketers call. So do people looking for someone named "Danny," but we no longer answer. So, if a call came from our local government, we'd never hear their message. But when you're building a house and need to pass inspection, it's easier to put in the phone than fight city hall.

Overall, 68 percent of Americans...