Thursday, May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

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Letter: America remains great, resilient


While riding home I was listening to Barry McGuire’s song, “Eve of Destruction.” I went to high school and spent three years in the Army during the 1960s, and “We the people” lived through the assassination of three great men, the Vietnam War, civil unrest, Kent State massacre, Nixon impeachment, and the Cuban missile crisis, to name a few historical events which have shaped our nation.

This song was popular in 1965, the year I graduated. It foretold the future annihilation of our country (the world) resulting from the worst possible outcomes of these events.

We have lived through them and will continue to move forward through our current problems. America is still the greatest nation in the world, and most resilient. A few men in the top 1 percent will not impede our future destiny because of their political aspirations to control our government.

“United we stand, divided we fall” is as true today as it has been in the past. Our right to free speech, and to elect those who will represent us, is our greatest power over those who would deny us these rights.

We are fighting for our children’s future, our nation’s future, and a better world. Vote!

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