Letter to the Editor 7-11-14

Dear Editor,

Eulogy of The United States of America

 I feel it is my duty to write a eulogy for our once great nation. We have slid into an abyss that I do not feel that we will ever climb out of. We were once a proud beacon of hope for millions of people around the world. We proclaimed that we were there to stand up to tyrants and miscreants and to instill in downtrodden people the desire for freedom, peace and prosperity. We backed up our position by the judicious use of the finest military that the world has ever known. Sometime in the late sixties we lost our way and a new set of values started to impact our lives. 
 In 1969, the Draft was abolished. This meant that our young men were no longer required to serve in our military. This allowed the majority of our young men to avoid any personal sacrifice to keep our country strong and free. It meant that the burden of defending our freedom would  be carried on the backs of a very small percentage of military age men. When you have nothing invested, you tend to become complacent and disconnected. This leads to an attitude of “it's not my problem.” What a disservice to our country and to millions of young men.
 In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that the right to have an abortion was protected under the Constitution. I am not sure our founding fathers would agree, but I digress. When we allowed human life to be devalued, we started down a path to what I believe will lead to the demise of this great nation. As a Christian I believe life begins at conception, but my Christian  beliefs are described as “foolish” and “it's a fairy tale, there is no GOD.”
 We allow same sex marriage and teach our children that homosexuality is normal. Homosexuality is described in the Holy Bible as an abomination unto GOD yet we are supposed to believe that same sex marriage is as sanctified and HOLY as marriage between a man and a woman, really? I think 95% of the people in this country are being bullied by 5% and now it's a hate crime to speak out against what GOD views as perverted and immoral. GOD has not turned his back on this great nation, but we have turned our backs on GOD.
 Parents, educators and students are not allowed to pray at school functions and in some places prohibited from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. In California, American students were not allowed to display the American flag on Cinco De Mayo because it might offend the Mexican students. If they don't like our flag then they should go back to Mexico or wherever they came from. I pray that I am wrong about the future of this great nation but I don't see a moral revival coming to save it anytime soon. Finally I have to say that our Federal Government is so corrupt and overreaching that the people have no trust in any of the people who are supposed to protect and serve us. In a few years the people will be subservient to the Federal Government. What a sad ending for a mighty nation that once led the world! Our friends and our enemies no longer respect or fear us and we are fading away to obscurity. No, I am not some “whacko” who thinks the sky is falling.  I am just a patriotic old soldier who loves this country and wishes we could turn the clock back 60 years and get a “do over.” What will eventually do us in–terrorism, political correctness or apathy?
                                                                                                                   Sincerely,
                                                                                                                    Denny Taylor,
                                                                                                                    Veteran, Patriot, American

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