The following is a letter to the editor.

Whatever happened to common sense? The Democrats are doing their utmost to halt and block doing what is best for our homeland. They will do anything it takes to gain total control of our government and turn us into a socialist nation.

If socialism is so great, why do so many fight to get out of it once they discover its destructive influence? Socialism never works, and generally turns into its older brother, communism. Perhaps we should ask a Venezuelan how he likes socialism. Venezuela was very prosperous before it adopted a socialistic form of government. But now people there are eating garbage just to keep from starving. Children are malnourished; there are long lines just to buy bread or medicine. They have schools that don't teach and filthy hospitals that can't heal. They have lost all their freedoms.

It is normal for a baby to struggle for freedom at birth and continue to strive for independence his or her full life. Why would anyone with common sense want to give up their freedom? Bottom line: Vote for common sense. Vote for Congressman Tim Walberg, John James and President Trump.

Karen Magill

Manitou Beach