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'Could Government Just Please Stay Out of My Life?'

The best of today's comments from Patch account-holders in your town and neighboring communities.

DARIEN: "Both parties have plenty of blame both in Hartford, and nationally. I usually get involved in these discussions when I see that there is some kind of blanket condemnation of Democrats, when Republicans have been just as bad. Look at the amount of spending increases under Reagan, Bush I and II, all of whom grew the size of Government. Ironically, the President that comes closest to doing what the Tea Party wanted was President Clinton, who actually had four surpluses in a row. The bottom line for me is that we MUST get away from the angry and polarizing politics and work together, or things will just get worse. We need to have a middle in the political spectrum and many solutions will require compromise." wrote this in response to a post by "Local Voices" blogger Sen. Bob Duff about .

NEW CANAAN: "More government intervention...Ugh...why not require a lifeguard for every pool owner since we know deaths have occurred there as well? Hey, why not require fireproof aprons for bar-b-ques while you’re at it? How about requiring a 'nanny cam' in every home that hires a babysitter? Could government just please stay out of my life? Really!" wrote this in response to news that the Public Safety and Security Committee approved a bill that would require _

SHELTON: "Well, we are going through the sale of our home, and had bought it [long] before they started doing radon testing. Guess what, elevated levels. I understand about govt overreaching, but when it comes to safety of health and your family sometimes it is the push and awareness people need to get things fixed. What costs a little now can save a costly medical bill later." Toni Colognesi Mahoney wrote this on Shelton Patch's Facebook page in response to

WESTON-REDDING-EASTON: "How many more drug related issues will show up at Barlow before the school system does something ??? Look back over the last 10 years....3-4 people in and out of jail, people hiring others to inflict (BEAT UP ) bodily harm, overdoses, arrests and more. What are these educators doing? I went to school in WESTON during the DRUG days and we NEVER had this level of exposure..And the school board as a whole wants a "RAISE" that we have to pay for!! NOT even remotely acceptable, people whom dont do their jobs in any other walk of life GET FIRED, THINK about that!! wrote this in response to news that police responded to after receiving a report of a

WILTON: "Sentence him to community service. The Miller-Driscoll PTA would be perfect." wrote this in response to news that 32-year-old , landing him in police custody with an $80,000 bail.

JM March 17, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Did I read that correctly? Sean Armstrong blamed THE SCHOOL SYSTEM for teen drug use? Are you kidding me? Nothing to parents, with disposable income that they put at their children's disposal? It's the SCHOOL's fault that kids use drugs? Is THAT our idea of accountability?
mark March 19, 2012 at 02:19 AM
There is a lot wrong with the school system in ct. and the country, but it's not the teachers or BOE's fault for the most part.Is it fair to say that most cities create the lower test scores, and that is why we have a lower state wide test level. Laws should be on the books to allow teachers to discipline unruly children,Teachers shouldn't be responsible for a child who have children for parents,on drugs,alcoholics or who don't preach education in the home. on the other hand i don't support ten year.

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