To the Journal editor:
Should our government close our air-traffic control tower at Sawyer Airport?
Should we support Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek's emphasizing small government that results in cutting government control tower jobs and not raising taxes on millionaires?
Or, should we support the Democrat's emphasizing an activist government promoting public safety, jobs, and all other rights, and to raise taxes on millionaires to help pay for achieving all rights for all?
Benishek's Republican position assumes justice for millionaires which emphasizes a millionaire's personal wealth, whereas the Democrats position assumes justice for all which emphasizes public safety for all, jobs for all, and all rights for all.
Which position should we support?
To answer this question we use our basic right.
Is our basic right justice for all or justice for millionaires?
Aspects of our basic right are revealed in our Constitution, laws, and regulations, including those related to our Revolution, New Deal, civil rights movements, feminist rights movements and environmental rights movements.
Our clearest proclamation is in our Pledge of Allegiance that declares "justice for all."
These statements reveal our progression from a minimalist federal government promoting justice for the new wealthy white men, to an activist national government promoting justice for all.
Based on justice for all, we should not close our control tower at Sawyer and we should oppose Republican Benishek's justice for millionaires and support the Democrat's justice for all.
Gordon C. Peterson
Editor's note: Gordon C. Peterson is not to be confused with Marquette resident Gordon J. "Gordy" Peterson of the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home.