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Rejuvenating America

Published: Sunday, April 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

“To Rejuvenate America” part two. I am a devout Christian and I know Jesus said, “Trust in me and you already have eternal life.” Since I am 90 years old, it won’t be very long until I will be in God’s care, the best place in the universe to be. I always have been blessed by the Lord, and truly lived the American dream. I’ve always been able, with patience, to do everything I wanted to do. My concern is what kind of America have I left for my children, grandchildren and future generations.

The America that my generation inherited required that our moral and family values reflect personal responsibility for our actions. We knew the freedoms earned for us by our forefathers had to be maintained by us for ourselves and our progeny.

We happily accepted these responsibilities and were proud of being able to maintain these high principles.

The quality of the character of the early Americans can best be illustrated by this fact. When the Pilgrims came to America, they leased a ship, the Mayflower. During their first winter in America, almost half of the Pilgrims died because of exposure or illness. Nevertheless the lease was paid in full, including interest.

Does this make you wonder about our Congress? Trillions in debt for Social Security, Medicare, welfare costs and now Medicaid, with no plan of how to repay these borrowed trillions. What happened to character? Please, God, bless America.

See part three next month.

Clifford Evenson

Johnsburg

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