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As Long as We Remember...

October 23, 2018

Keep America Good

Harry M. Covert

I’m trying my best to keep an open mind, at least for a fortnight, when the chaos of the nation’s quite likely won’t be quelled on November 6.


Granted, the strife today throughout the land is greater than any time since the sixties when the eruption rose over the Vietnam era disaster.


There are lots at stake these days. Mainly, we’re facing a battle for the hearts and minds of Americans. The world is watching. It should.


On every level of governance, no matter how you cut it, the future of the land of liberty is in turmoil and up for grabs. From this sitting, voters face deciding good over evil. Harsh you say? Of course, it is. And factual.


In the next 14 days, all depends on whether traditional Americanism and society continues, or if a breakdown from free democracy succumbs to extremists who want to destroy everything that’s good.


Attacks on the constitutional election of leaders are rampant. These are days of inflamed feelings where politicians and commentators constantly promote untruths. It is startling how average hardworking citizens fall for the prevarications. And accept them as verity, certitude, truth.


It is rather disgraceful to tab opponents with such stealth as “antis” or “phobes,” and this or that to scare people.


Why am I addressing these things today? The answers are simple and easy.


We’ve heard since days of yore, “America is great because America is good.” Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that even though others like to lay claim to it. These words are true.


Just in time for the mid-term elections critics like to say it’s awful the country dislikes the intrusion of four to five thousand illegals who are attempting to march from Central America through Mexico to the U.S. southern borders. It’s an invasion, they are up to no good. How ugly of me.


Be assured, the nation as we know it is under attack from within and without. To hear and see words like resisters is revolting. We’ve been haggling over what voters preferred for two years. The losers of our national and local and state elections are only angry because their philosophies were rejected.


I’m not going to name the bitter ousted politicians, nor the entertainment field shills, nor others who think they are better than the voters.


We are blessed to have free speech and a free press. But there are great responsibilities that come with those rights. They are being abused without remorse.


There is nothing amiss with “America First.” To be frank, it is a must for the world where good and bad countries suffer. The USA is the universal envy. Want to talk about peace? Look around the globe, which of them truly want civility? What an easy question.


Do Americans want to live in fear as those in the Middle East and Afghanistan just to mention a few? If this nation were to ever take its goodness away from the world, doomsday would begin.


Why float this for the American election? Again, all that’s good depends as de Tocqueville wrote, “If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”


Are we ready for that time? I hope not.


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