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Great leaders

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

To Rejuvenate America. Part 3.

When referring to the phenomenal success of America, the truly knowledgeable American leaders have one thing in common – they all agree that what has made America great is the people.

We have needed to have great leaders and just causes to achieve America’s greatness. The most notable leaders and their accomplishments are George Washington, being the father of our country and the general who won the Revolutionary War. Abraham Lincoln, who was responsible for the freeing of the slaves. He won the Civil War and kept America one nation. Franklin Roosevelt, the leader who mobilized American industry and won World War II, which also ended the Great Depression. Ronald Reagan, who led us out of a serious recession. He also led us to a successful conclusion of the 50-year Cold War with Russia.

We haven’t had a strong leader with a just cause since Reagan left office, with the possible exception of George Bush I. We the people have lost sight of the most fundamental cause of all, freedom. We have been drifting from a Christian, God-fearing nation to a secular nation with a me-first culture. We apparently feel that the freedom provided us by our forebears will remain without constant protection. It won’t. We must realize that giving up our freedoms even to our own elected officials for promised rewards is loss of freedom.

Remember our God-given rights: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

See part 4 next month.

Clifford Evenson

Johnsburg

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