Letter to the Editor: Our nation is heading down wrong road


Democracy is a word that seems to have lost its meaning in recent years. The best definition, I believe, can be found in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

We the people have a responsibility to protect the ideas set forth in our Constitution with our very lives if need be. Our Democratic government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people.

In this election year, there is a movement that, I believe, threatens that. The idea that at a convention, some back room deal would bring forth a candidate, not of the people’s, as the party’s nominee for president is wrong! One man, one vote is what our government was built on and for a few powerful people to ignore the will of the people undermines that word Democracy.

I feel that political correctness, Obamacare, deals with Iran and others, have  led this country down the wrong road. Citizens must exercise their right and responsibility to vote. Christians especially should make their voices heard while they still can and stand up for Christ!

We must walk the walk if we are going to talk the talk, for one day we will all see Jesus face to face. The foundations upon which this great nation was built were Christian moral values. We need to take a good long look at where our nation is headed and ask ourselves if we can’t learn from our past mistakes and stop repeating them. As a nation we need to turn back to God.

Proverbs 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The people he has chosen as his own inheritance.”

Jim Burke, Quicksburg