Some agencies deserve elimination

Do we have too much federal government? Raymond Guarino’s recent letter asked “what government agencies would you do away with?” Let’s look at the record.

Before the Department of Education existed, we were first in the world in education. We have dropped to 16th position. We did better with local control. The War on Poverty was declared in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Now, more people are below the poverty than ever before. It is time to admit defeat and stop fighting this war at the federal level. The Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, food stamps and other supplemental programs make it possible for a single mother to have her own apartment, stay home and watch TV all day long. The number of children born out of wedlock to single mothers is now at 50 percent. We are destroying the concept of a family.

Robert Frank