Letter to the Editor: Americans work, fight for what we have


There has been talk of “credentials.” Well, I’ve traveled from the Dakotas to Arizona, from the Carolinas to California, and I know America. If you want to know what America wants, you have to meet its people. I see no difference amony any of them. We all have the “American dream.”

This is best expressed in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution: “To make a more perfect Union, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our prosperity.”

Lincoln spoke of government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” When a Cub Scout enters puberty, he becomes a “webelo” He is no longer a child, but a full member of society. To be a member of society, to be an American, one must “obey the law of the pack.”

It is said, “Freedom isn’t free.” It is also said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

We work for what we have, and we’ve fought for what we have. This is a lesson each new generation must learn.

Gerard Kona, Front Royal