What does the federal government think its primary responsibility is? National defense, that’s what. I learned that in grade school. Everything else the government does is secondary to its responsibility to provide for our national defense.

Instead of cutting our Army, why not cut the IRS, the EPA, the Department of Education or the White House staff? Cut the parts of government that harass us, not protect us.

J. G. Richards Roddey

Col., U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Rhett’s Bluff Road

Johns Island