NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
America is not for everyone, contrary to popular political opinion.
As the inscription on the Statue of Liberty so aptly puts it “give us your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be free.”
The oppressed yearning is more like abject starvation or severe dehydration. They may have never been truly free. Theirs is a desire beyond words.
America is not for the huddled Boston bombing jihadi yearning to disrupt, destroy and demoralize the populous. Taxpayer-subsidized terror, I might add. America is not for huddled masses yearning for a free hand out, rather than a hand up so the fledgling patriot can soar to freedom.
America is for those individuals who want to be truly free. For that reason, America is a special place in the world. Yet politicians have corrupted the special nature of America. We and our elected officials have lost the “American vision.”
That vision can be found in the Bible’s New Testament, Galatians 5:22-23, “... love, joy peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against these things there is no law.”
This is what the American culture runs on. This is the vision the founders saw America ascribing to.
If religion or non-religion can embrace these ideals then we welcome new patriots.
The Apostle Paul in 5:19 states the converse, “... fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing.”
If one’s ideology aligns with these things, then that person is not wanted here.
For those yearning to be free, America in many ways is like a “freedom trek.”
Freedom, the ultimate frontier. These are the voyages of the Republic, America. Its ongoing mission, to seek out new patriots, from oppressive civilizations. To boldly proclaim, “Liberty throughout the land.”
Robert J. Miller
Rose Point Road
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
Government spending aids public in meaningful ways
Editor, The News: When I read the letter to the editor written by Sherina Tiberia, where she attempted to refute my favorable appraisal of government, I decided not to reply to her letter since, in my opinion, she misunderstood the point I was making.
Volunteers promoted tourism in the county
Editor, The News: The Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency recently observed its anniversary honoring many of those who helped to form the group.
Giants receive credit for dealing with illness
Editor, The News: A man once said, “If I was able to see further than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.”
Libraries offer aid in charitable giving
Editor, The News: Libraries provide citizens of all ages the knowledge they need to contribute effectively in their communities.
First Presbyterian shows its concern, generosity
Editor, The News: If everyone in the world were as generous and kind in this world as members of the First Presbyterian Church on Jefferson Street on Thanksgiving Day with its community dinner, it would be a wonderful world.
Republicans are to blame for creating obstacles
Editor, The News: Shame on Bob Pitzer for wanting the impeachment of our president.
Cell phone technology leaves a lot to desire
Editor, The News: The first words spoken by Alexander Graham Bell over a phone were “Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
Funeral home staff helps bring family together
Editor, The News: Our brother passed away on Nov. 12 of an unexpected illness. He was laid to rest knowing that his wife and daughter are also resting beside him.
Promotion of Obamacare was product of deception
Editor, The News: Let us not totally focus on the over $634 million Obamacare website, which was created by a Canadian company (CGI).
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form