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Thank God for America

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

If you were born in America, thank the Lord.

America is truly the most wonderful nation in which to be born. The land of the free and the home of the brave. It always must be remembered that freedom can be achieved and retained only by those willing to fight and die for it.

There are other things required to retain freedom. The desire to be free is a very important factor. We recently have seen a demonstration of the need to desire freedom when the freedom had been obtained in Iraq with our military help. As soon as our troops were removed by Barack Obama, local politics weakened the control of the leadership of the Iraqi army and the future of Iraq’s status without help from other nations is now questionable.

The U.S. was born when the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the people living in America. These 56 men knew this was an act of treason punishable by death if America’s army, which was nonexistent, would not be able to defeat the military might of England. I think six of the signers were executed by England.

At the heart of the Declaration of Independence are the words “Our inalienable rights given us by our maker the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Clifford Evenson

Johnsburg

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