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Letter: Recent road trip shows America's 'splendor'

To the Editor:

On a recent car trip from Chicago to visit relatives in Pueblo, Colorado, I was exposed to the true wonder of America. It was visualizing the words in the song "America the Beautiful."

The road was lined with small and large farms, manufacturing companies and an assortment of businesses manned by productive citizens. The American flag was proudly on display from tractors in the field, painted on barn roofs and towns along the route.

No time for these folks to protest in the streets, loot stores or destroy civic buildings and memorials. They were being productive as were their children who worked beside them. Can you believe some had the audacity to paint TRUMP 2020 on their property?

This is anathema in the liberal media. They choose to fly over middle America rather than witness its splendor. Unlike California, Washington, Oregon, Chicago or New York, middle America survives. Anarchists, used needles, drugs and human feces did not litter the streets like San Francisco.

The terrain changes from Iowa into Nebraska. Miles of hay, wheat and cattle ranches span the state replacing corn and soy beans. One constant was the display of the American flag. Colorado was amazing with the exception of disturbances in Denver and Boulder.

Our return took us to Rapid City, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore, Black Hills and the Bad Lands, a site to behold. It was also a chance to visit with a classmate and a friend of over 50 years. Reliving those years was a reflection of the common opportunities we both were so fortunate to enjoy.

Driving in our country with the radio playing music from the past put our minds back to a more youthful time. A few lyrics struck a cord. As the song "Standing on the Corner Watching All the Girls Go By" aired, the verse "you can't go to jail for what you're thinking." Not today, no internet then. We are back home with only a memory the beautiful land of the deplorable.

Syl Furmanek

Crystal Lake

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