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Americans can take back nation with vote

I remember my grandfather saying that he recalled when he saw his first automobile. He was 96 when he died and I was just a young boy of about 10.

My grandfather, a native of Kentucky, recalled when travel was by horse drawn wagons and horseback. The first automobile didn’t appear on Pennsylvania Avenue until 1896.

My father saw the airplane come to fruition. It was December 17, 1903, when the first flight took place at Kitty Hawk, N.C. and lasted an entire 12 seconds and a distance of 120 feet.

I recall him telling us what a huge event it was to rush out of the house to get to see an airplane. Not many of that generation are left that recalls that excitement.

My generation witnessed the building of the interstate highway system and the elimination of hours of two lane travel to reach a major city like Columbus.

We witnessed the first space flight and men walking on the moon. We saw a space station built and men living there for months at a time. The technology has been so fast and vast that it can boggle the mind.

My children and grandchildren have witnessed our nation following the same roads as the children of Israel in the scripture by their greed and moral decline.

Many no longer believe that God has spoken to man or has given us the Bible as a guide to govern our lives and actions.

In spite of the declaration of our president who proclaimed that America is no longer a Christian nation, surveys show that 70 percent of Americans still believe that there is a God in heaven who does govern men affairs. What America is facing is a 30 percent minority dictating their will to the 70 percent.

Today it is impossible not to notice the older generations as well as our younger generation sporting caps telling what military campaign they served in or what ship they were on or branch of service they served in while defending their country.

There seems to be a sense that this freedom we have cherished is slipping away. We are being governed by folks who seem to have no commitment to our nation, individual freedoms or our Judeo-Christian heritage. Much of our history is being deleted in the text books while some advance their own agenda.

What can we do? We can take back our country by voting and encouraging others to exercise this freedom that has been purchased for us.

The same principle that applies to a broken limb applies to our freedoms. If you do not use it you will lose it.

If this nation is taken back it will be by our vote.

Leslie V. Miller

Ironton