To the editor:
Surprise, city dwellers, I am a Democrat, as were my parents and nine uncles. Most of my 25 cousins hold that title as well.
Wow. Go figure. We are all law-abiding citizens who love our country.
Now is my time to respectfully disagree in a few statements made in the letters to the editor.
In all fairness, the problems we face as a nation have not just occurred in the last five years. It has gone on through the history of our land with both major political parties.
There might be letters I write that are a bit harsh, but to send a letter that blames assassinations or attempted killings on a certain political party is more than below the belt, it is clear down to the muck and mire.
There have been many men who have served this country in war who were Democrats. They, too, gave up their lives to keep this country free. They worked as a unit, not having the time to think of being against each other for their political persuasions.
To also be fair, I find it a duty to vent about what we all do to keep people divided by saying things that need not be said.
There aren't any voting booths in Arlington Cemetery, only men who stood together for a free America.
So we go to church, worship God and then leave to spread innuendos, falsehoods and rumors we hear from other people.
Do we put our hands together at the foot of the cross and leave to judge so many who are trying their best in this life?
Oh yes, I've been there too, but when it comes back around, it isn't so pleasant.
Why be so venomous as to hurt an entire group of people with words that cut too deep? It's history in the works again.
Is it time to back up and make things right with ourselves? Or should we sweep off the steps of everyone else but not our own?
Will we forever go on with "do unto others" before the do unto us?
I love my God, my country and all people within this land. I've done a lot of soul searching in the last year.
How can we be the United States if we are not a unified people?
It's time to smell the roses, city dwellers and not always call them thorny shrubs.
With God's help, I made it through everything life had to dish out. I will probably be blasted for this letter, but, people, hit me with your best shot - I won't feel a thing.
With the grace from God, the love a wonderful companion and the prayers of Brother Bill, I can take a whole lot more, without the blink of an eye. God bless the USA.