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Letter: Gov't is its own worst enemy

The amendment Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed Friday,

The amendment Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, will close a loophole in the 2003 law against unlawful surveillance that bars secretly taping or broadcasting images of people undressing or their intimate parts when they reasonably expect privacy. The governor is seen here at SUNY Old Westbury on June 11, 2014. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption needed to be apolitical, which was impossible ["Moreland panel's story still evolving," Spin Cycle, July 28].

Frankly, the real problem is expansive and excessive government power. The more power government wields over citizens, the more potential for abuse, corruption and overreach.

New York has too many municipalities and too much government interference in citizens' lives and business. We need less government and fewer laws and regulations. For example, New York City is contemplating the licensing of cartoon characters as photo subjects on 42nd Street!

Limiting government is the only antidote for government abuse, corruption and overreach.

Clifford Sondock, Jericho