It is dispiriting that liberals want to ignore our heritage. One reader criticized adding 'under God' to our Pledge of Allegiance. The pledge is an expression of loyalty. Including "under God" should not prevent expressing that loyalty.
The left also calls for programs to help illegal immigrants. One of the bad side effects is that illegals use a hidden cash economy that results in massive amounts of our currency being sent to, and spent in, other countries. Many immigrants don't come here to better themselves and become a part of our society. Conservatives want to help those who deserve it, but we demand they obey our laws. America was once called a melting pot because all who came here assimilated into our society, thereby enriching our culture. Today, because of liberal policies, the melting pot is gone. There is no incentive for immigrants to assimilate. English as second language and other liberal programs have seen to that. We don't all speak the same language; we don't understand the others' problems/concerns; we are divided.
As the left pursues its programs of hope and change, I repeat Romney: "Hope is not a strategy." Further, change is not always good. Look at what's happening in Spain, France, and England. Look closer at home by reading "The Collapse of Detroit" by Dr. Clark Jensen.
Provide well for your progeny, including a very safe place to live. Support the Second Amendment, they may need it. The America liberals are creating will be a socialist land 20 to 50 years from today. The liberals are unaware of, or don't care about, what made America great. To our detriment, they are raising another generation like themselves. School systems and colleges are destroying what conservative parents taught. If children aren't taught their heritage, as adults they won't fight for it. All the patriots who shed blood creating and defending our country will have done so uselessly.
We can try to reverse the damage, but only by strictly following our Constitution, honoring our heritage, and teaching it to our children.
Fred Hughes, Woodstock