Letters to the Editor

Early American values, pt. 5

To the Editor:

There are too many negative social changes to mention them all.

Perhaps the most important changes are those of family values.

I talked about the early American values before in this treatise. The goal of early American settlers was to provide for their family. Their needs were simple: a warm home, sufficient food and water, clothing and the ability to care for and educate their children. In the beginning, he also had to protect his family from harm until locally elected sheriffs began enforcing the law and U.S. Army troops provided protection against Indians.

Today’s culture allows abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, in some states legal prostitution, in some states indiscriminate use of marijuana, casinos and uncontested divorce.

It is no wonder that a majority of American voters elected a man such as Barack Obama to lead our country. A man listening to a pastor for 20 years. A pastor, Jeremiah Wright, who married him to his wife, Michelle, and baptized his children. A preacher who, when he was given a national presence, said, “Don’t say God Bless America, say God Damn America.”

When asked, Barack said he never heard The Rev. Wright make negative comments.

See conclusion next month.

Clifford Evenson

Johnsburg

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