Letter: Americans need to stand up for freedoms, their beliefs


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Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 9:20 pm
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Many people take for granted the freedoms we have been blessed with because of the sacrifices our soldiers have made.

One of those freedoms that has been fought for and handed to us is the freedom of religion.

As Americans, we have the right to attend church, or to not attend any church at all. We have the freedom to follow and obey our God, or to refuse Him and run away from Him. God has created us all with a free will.
Many of those people who have chosen to run do not value any life, nor do they value any freedoms.

They try to take our liberties away and control people and dictate everything that the people can or cannot do. This is how socialism and communism come about.

A nation or leader leaves God, and without God, there is no longer love, value, freedom. All that there is selfishness, hate, and murder.

We need to start appreciating the freedoms that we have here in America, because most of the countries around the world do not get this luxury. We also need to be more aware of the threats around us that take place every day. The threats of those God-less people who are trying to steal these freedoms from us.We need to stand up for our beliefs and our future generations.

Alec McGowan,
Le Claire















 



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