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It Is Good to Be an American

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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013 5:32 pm

To The Editor:

Let us remember, lest we forget, what it means to be an “American,” not only we who are here now, but also all those who desire to become citizens of this great nation.

They should be willing to learn what our forefathers’ intent was when they penned the amazing words of The Pledge of Allegiance, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution.

True freedom always comes with a price. Many brave men and women have paid that price not only with their services but thousands upon thousands have given their lives to protect and defend the privileges we enjoy. This should be acknowledged every day of our free lives.

“One nation under God,” that includes His Word, yes, the Holy Bible. This Word has been the best-selling book of all time. If people would only realize and adopt its principles, values, and commandments, our nation and our very world could live in the peace which we desire. If only our political leaders would realize the profound wisdom of God’s Word while governing our great nation.

We would truly become one nation under God, indivisible. The things that separate us might be overcome, and we would be the United States of America our forefathers fought to bring into being. God bless America, He has and will continue to do so if only we will follow His Word and His Commandments. In God we trust, all others must earn my trust.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

“We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general warfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

What is so wrong about the Ten Commandments? They establish no specific religion or denomination. They only tell us to love God and have respect for our fellow man.

They tell us not to steal, lie, commit murder, and have moral values. If only the world would adopt these words! How much better would they become?

Instead of removing them from our schools and courthouses, they should be displayed in every public building in our nation and around the world. “The sanctity of life,” what does that really mean? In my opinion, it does not mean abortion on demand. Careful consideration should be given before the termination of a conceived life is performed. Only to the saving of a life should this procedure even be considered.

In concern for the welfare of our nation and the millions of lives that are involved, I have expressed my feelings. Please take a few moments and reflect on the principles this great nation were founded upon. Many lives have been sacrificed to secure our freedom.

It’s good to be an American.

/opinion

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