Letter: Troubling times
Friends, Concordites, countrymen, lend me your ears. Today I received my obligatory “your insurance is cancelled” letter from my insurance company. But then again, please recall that those who supported the Affordable Care Act are honorable men and women. Let us briefly see what other mischief these same men and women have wrought on our nation and the world.
Meanwhile, radical Islam takes over the Middle East, and Americans hail this turn of events as an “Arab Spring.” Christians are murdered by the thousands, an American ambassador in Libya is murdered, and a group seeking the destruction of Israel ascends to power in Egypt. And yet the American media’s Greek chorus cries, “Liberté, égalité, fraternité!”
Meanwhile, the former Soviet Union reassembles itself under its supreme leader, Vladimir Putin, as evidenced by recent egregious military actions in Crimea, and Russian tanks once again roll through conquered lands. Meanwhile, China brazenly threatens Japan, possibly precipitating an Asian war that could end in nuclear annihilation.
However, behold! Through the dense fog and din of this existential conflict shine the following glorious words of hope and affirmation: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” America, Arise, Awake. Stop not until your Goal is reached!
VIVEK R. DAVE