Let’s not forget America’s principles
To the editor:
America, the beautiful, a new born nation who opened her doors to anyone with a dream, freedom of religious conformity and business opportunities galore to the hard working.
A nation with a government of the people, by the people and for the people with liberty and justice for all.
However, it seems each generation ‘waters down’ the Constitution which states - along with the Bill of Rights – ‘we the people’. They have somehow forgotten what the framers wrote based on their experiences, their convictions and a vision of greatness.
It is my belief that our beloved country has become a government of the politician, by the politician, and for the politician. The recent election showcased strong positions from both parties. Whereas, the real question should have been ‘which candidate’s platform and policies keeps our country strong, prosperous and free through constitutionalism, capitalism and free will?’
We no longer have a government of the people, by the people and for the people. We have a government pushing a massive ideologic ‘shift’ and I believe the people will greatly suffer for these changes. Has anyone sat down and read through the Green New Deal resolution? Is it prudent (or even realistic) to outlaw gas engines, airplanes and cow flatulence? Would Americans really tear down every building in all 50 states and re-build new ones with more energy efficient infrastructures? Nonsensical rhetoric.
I firmly believe America the beautiful has grown old and weak, not from the source of military power or business leaders but from forgotten principles framed by our Founders: hope, truth, compassion, kindness, patience, humility, gentleness, honor, love, respect and courage. I hope you agree we can do better.
I write this letter not to criticize but to remind the people, lest we forget the people who gave their all, even their lives to preserve this great nation of America. I among the very blessed who have benefitted from this country’s tremendous risk/reward capitalistic opportunity. The bottom line: ANYONE – through vision, mission, hard work, team building, risk reward actions, sound planning, execution – can be successful beyond their wildest dreams in this land of equal opportunity. And I truly hope this same environment remains the same for starry-eyed visionaries in the next generation.
Remember Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg address in which he stated after the Civil War, “That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that the government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Lest we forget,