To the editor:
As the Christmas season is upon us, I have noticed very little "merry." The main concerns seem to be materialistic and financial needs and fears about our future.
America was different when I grew up in the 1950s and '60s in Washington, D.C. Our nation's capital was filled with courthouses and government buildings, businesses and department stores decorated with all the wonders of the season and, yes, nativity scenes. Also, the Hanukkah candles and lights were proudly displayed.
We must be very careful to hold dear these traditions and not allow special interest groups to rob our children and grandchildren of the faith most Americans hold dear to their hearts.
History has proven that there will be forces that will wage war on our freedoms. Violent crime has invaded our American homes and schools.
Mind control through propaganda and drugs and alcohol rage against our youth. Our morality, integrity and faith are threatened.
It is important that we be informed of the issues that impact our families. It's Christmas time and all who celebrate the birth of God's son, Jesus Christ, pray for our freedoms and stand for the values you hold dear. What better time for the healing of our country and a spiritual renewal?
May all our elected leaders honor the vows of upholding the Constitution of the United States as our forefathers fought and died for our freedoms.
Merry Christmas and may God bless America again.