Letter: Big government can be helpful

Farm Forum

Isn’t life in America wonderful? Even in this time of partisan wrangling between the “big gov’mint” haters and the “communists” and, despite a government shutdown, when a big disaster hits private business owners hard and kills their cattle, the government steps in and digs free bury pits.

Even with all the partisan nonsense being spouted, I’m still glad I live in South Dakota and we have a government, however ineffective or intrusive it may seem at times. Big government is what we created to help us all in times of big needs.

Joe Van De Rostyne