To the editor:
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)
Such truth in 15 words: Words that can make the difference between enthusiastic liberty and a life of apathy. We are now at a historical juncture that can affect generations. Our state and nation are encumbered with entitlements and horrific debt.
My involvement in politics began 46 years ago with a Republican mother and Democrat father, both unabashed patriots. My father, a World War II vet, marched at Bataan and was a POW for 2 ½ years. He changed to the Republican party about the same time as Ronald Reagan and was a strong supporter of Reagan ideals, especially the character of America.
Through study I realized that success and happiness in the human condition is built upon self dependency and faith in God. Getting out of debt cycles and not viewing government as our benefactor is critical. We must be thinkers and problem solvers and teach our children to be the same.
Someone once said “the soul is seldom sold in one great auction. It is bartered away in a thousand tiny trades, a little bit at a time.” The same can be said of nations. We must vote for those who will lessen financial dependencies, make a positive future for our children and allow us to maintain the Judeo-Christian ideals of our forefathers. We are “one nation under God.” Now, more than ever, may God bless America.