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I have two comments. The first is that Ms. Starrett seems to forget that government plays a key role in the operation of much of our society's infrastructure. To say that government mucks up the process is irresponsible on her part. We have all seen what the proponents of declining government influence have brought upon themselves and us. Anyone who thinks that the answer lies in the private sector and in deregulation boviously has not used the telephone service (deregulated), flown in an airplane (deregulated), or invested in Wall Street (deregulated, and unsupervised). So, we should look to at least some regulation by people or agencies that don't have a dog in the fight.
Second, Ms. Starrett also missed the boat when she dismisses the importance of the Internet. It is not merely a convenience; it is rapidly becoming a vital teaching tool in our state's classrooms and to deny any student the opportunity to link to the Internet borders on the criminal.
My last comment is that when you have Ms. Starrett on the radio, you legitimize her comments and positions. Leave those comments and positions to Neanderthal Lars, who surely would not have been as polite as you were to Ms. Starrett to those who advocate a position of service to our citizens.
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