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Letter: Society served by gov't. agencies

As the recent economic meltdown has shown, the private sector doesn't always do a good job when it comes to protecting America's interests and assets.

It surprises me that Kathy Lohmer, in her recent editorial, continues to promote the ideology of the Republican Liberty Caucus (

This group advocates the dismantling of most current government functions, and favors the privatization of all government infrastructure.

Some functions of society are best served by government agencies, which take a long-term, not-for-profit approach to protecting the public interest and serving our basic needs.

Renee Murray

Lake Elmo