This I Believe: Government

Providence, RI – It's no secret that for months we've been surrounded by intense, seemingly unending debate about health care reform, welfare reform, and myriad other forms of reform that strike at the heart of what it means to live in a civilized society. At their core, these controversies boil down to fundamental beliefs about the very purposes of government in our lives and the nature of civil liberty. Donald Breed shares his beliefs about what government truly means in his life.

Breed joined the staff of the Providence Journal in 1966, where he worked as a reporter in the financial, Sunday (features) and News departments. As a sideline, Breed also wrote the Journal's wine column and penned restaurant reviews. Although he retired from Journal in 1996, Breed still writes for the Journal and other publications.