Your vote ensures continuing freedom for America

By Patrick Ward


Dear Editor:

This election will be the most important one this country has experienced since the Civil War. We can vote to preserve the Republic or we can continue to go down a dangerous path to fundamentally transform America.

I find it very disturbing that I keep hearing, especially from the younger generation, that the Constitution, Bill of Rights and most of all the Second Amendment are outdated and not relevant in today's politically correct society.

If the law of the land that was set forth by our founding fathers is now null and void it only makes me wonder what form of government and laws will be decreed by Hillary Clinton if she gets elected.

If she gets elected she will have the power to nominate her choices for the Supreme Court and if they are confirmed as she has stated, will be able to enact her policies and agenda for the next 40 years. She has made it very clear that she wants to heavily regulate your right to keep and bear arms. When she gets through you won't even be able to buy a BB gun.

Once the Second Amendment falls it won't be long until the others collapse. This includes the First Amendment. I guess one of the problems is the media has gone from America's watchdog to the liberal left's lapdog. As George Washington said about the Second Amendment, it gives the Constitution and Bill of Rights its teeth. Without it they are merely words on a piece of paper. After the Constitutional Convention someone asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government they had decided upon. His reply, "We give you a Republic if you can keep it."

This election you can choose to keep your Republic and remain a free citizen or choose to become a subject and become fundamentally transformed and controlled by an all-powerful government. The choice is yours. Vote wisely.

Patrick Ward
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