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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:02 pm

United States
on wrong path

To The Editor:
I will be 77 years old in a few months and I thank God that I am on the downward side of the mountain and won’t have to witness much more destruction to this once great country. Our Founding Fathers gave us a great document to govern us, called the “Constitution of the United States,” and the name, “United States” was a very appropriate name for our country until the late 1960s. This was a time when many of our young college students no longer wanted to live by the conventional standards or constraints that guided us successfully for so many years. “Make love not war,” was their chant, communal living was common, and pot was their choice for getting high. Unfortunately, this mindset has contaminated all generations since. Just think of all the politicians, judges and professors that grew up during this period, our U.S. Secretary of State, to name just one of many.
It would be a great world if we could be all things to all people, but there is only one that can accomplish that feat and it certainly is not one of us. It is true that we are very proficient at giving other people’s money away, but don’t touch ours. If you are watching what is going on in Madison, Wis., right now, you will see what I mean. There are 192 countries in this world and we are sending billions of dollars to 150 of them, most of whom dislike us, when we are nearing bankruptcy in the U.S. A little bit of liberalism is good for all of us at times but what we have today is liberalism on steroids. They don’t realize that you can only take off so many clothes before you become naked.
We have many crises in this country at present and we are acting on them with our heads in the sand. This is the first time in my life that I can ever remember of the U.S. producing home-grown terrorists, and we will have many more until the bleeding hearts wake up to the fact that this is a Christian country, run by a Constitutional government. No individuals seeking citizenship here should be allowed if they don’t want to live under and bide by “our” laws, be tolerant of other religions, assimilate into our society and pledge allegiance to the United States.
I don’t want my children or grandchildren being guided by a law that allows polygamy, allows intolerance to any one that does not believe as they do, allows stoning to death as a form of punishment, or where women are considered to be half a man.
It should be obvious to all adults that this country cannot continue on its current path and survive. Our borders are wide open, our educational system cannot compete on a global scale, we have become a service nation rather than a producing nation, our federal government has become divided to the point of being ineffective and, worst of all, is our younger generations are ill prepared for what is coming.
Gary Spence

Published in The Messenger 3.16.11

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