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DON'T BE IN A HURRY TO CALL FOR BIG BROTHER

In the same issue featuring Haynes Johnson's lament over government actions muzzling the media, The Buffalo News editorializes on the idea of more stringent fuel mileage requirements to be mandated by the government.

It used to be considered that the marketplace would determine the choices of purchasers. This is called a "free market society." Doesn't The News realize that to advocate a loss of freedom in one area causes the concept of freedom reduction to be applied and accepted in other areas as well?

The freedom of the press that news people champion so highly is undermined by the nonchalant quickness of a call for Big Brother to fix something that is not broken.

The News is in a losing position when it attempts to promote restricted freedom on one hand without dropping the freedom it is grasping with the other.

MIKE THOMPSON
West Seneca

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