letters | romney picks a running mate
VP pick overlooks key roles of government
Julius “Jules” B. Levine writes: Representative Paul Ryan, in his first speech as Mitt Romney’s running mate, declared that the source of our rights is not government but God and nature. We each may have our own conception of God. However, Ryan overlooks the fact that nature has many faces, and in recent centuries government has been indispensable to human progress in coping with nature’s cruelties.