Letter to the Editor

Patriotism should be celebrated, not condemned

Thursday, October 3, 2019

For many God-fearing, America-loving patriots across the country we are finding ourselves in a country resembling something more out of the ‘Twilight Zone’ than the America we know and love. Liberals today are campaigning for president on the platform of gun-confiscation, leaders of the Communist Party have advocated for their members to actively support the Democratic party in 2020 as the best method for furthering the Communist agenda, companies like Nike are cowering away from symbols of American exceptionalism and caving into the lunacy that the American flag is offensive!

On top of that, we have seen other parts of the country elect members to our highest branches of government that can’t even stomach the idea of saying they are proud to be an American. Groups like the “Squad” are attempting to halt President Trump’s MAGA agenda at every turn and rather than debate the merits of his policies, they label him a racist and make unfounded calls for impeachment. When will patriots across this country say enough is enough?

We are a country that was founded by a group of men and women willing to lay their lives on the line for an America that would provide freedom and opportunity for future generations. For the first time, a country would be founded on the rights of “We the People” instead of the monarchs and ruling class. Rights so important that they were considered “inalienable” and worth inscribing into the constitution to ensure they could never be infringed upon or taken away.

Patriots today have that same responsibility, to continue the fight to protect our freedoms and stop the radical leftist agenda of bringing socialist and communist policies here to America. As President Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Here in Southeast Missouri, we are still proud to stand for our flag, salute our military, support our law enforcement officers and practice our Christian faith that this country was founded upon! We must stand up to those who seek to condemn acts of patriotism by labeling them offensive and, instead, celebrate those who are continuing to fight for liberty and freedom here in the United States of America.