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Letters to the Editor

America’s success

To the Editor:

Early American values Part 6:

I am a devout Christian and believe America’s success was God’s plan. George Washington, often referred to as the Father of America, said “without the Bible, there could be no Democracy.” In America, we the people are the government and are responsible for its successes, its failures and its continuation.

In 1941, the Great Depression had not ended. Unemployment was still in the high teens. When the Japanese attacked, we Americans instantly took retaliatory action. Young men joined the military service. Private automobile production was changed to military equipment and munitions. Women took the place of the men gone into service. Rosie the Riveter was born. Celebrities volunteered to entertain military personnel and to sell war bonds. Everyone joined in the war effort and accepted rationing of food and products necessary for it. This demonstrates our American values were still high.

In 1960, President John Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” In 2009, President Barack Obama said, “America is not a Christian nation.” In 2013, Obama and his wife congratulated Jason Collins for being the first major U.S. professional athlete to admit to being a homosexual.

The real hero for 2013 was Martin Richard, the 7-year-old boy who was killed in the Boston terrorist bombing. He had made a sign for a school assignment that read, “No more hurting people – Peace.” Neither Obama nor his wife mentioned Martin’s sign.

Obama must be impeached quickly.

Clifford Evenson

Johnsburg

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