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Letter: Nation's 'Road to Oblivion' may hasten

Published: March 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Do you pledge allegiance to the United States of America?

If stipulated all politics are loco, distinct from all politics are local and commonly loco, rated by an ideological consensus or by an alleged dysfunctional intellectual capacity, we're challenged to identify what's the best government to secure the common good or what's the best government to protect each person's individual rights. Identity politics cause divisiveness. Misuse of words silences freedom of speech.

Historically, supremacy of individual rights begets what's best for the common good. For example: what improves quality of education? public safety? respect of personal and property rights? Answer: Righteous families, which inculcate love of self, love of neighbor, and recognize the unalienable rights common to everyone.

Put simply, our nation rejected divine rights of kingship, the supremacy of feudalism, or the theocratic governance sustained by belief systems, which conflict with or deny empirical evidence.

Commonly stunned by common sense, ideologists who want the government to do more for the people, do not recognize the burden demanded of the individual.

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The notion of limited government authority conflicts with the notion of unlimited government, a government designed to serve the desires or the needs of the people, justified because these ideologues believe it is the right thing to do.

Evangelistic-formed governance or advocates who promote material or spiritual goods because of their biblical interpretation of The Constitution of the United States of America, threaten our individual freedom: Entitlements become rights. Taking property is justified.

If our nation continues on the Road to Oblivion, disrespects individuals' rights, our culture, our language, and our borders, the Road to Oblivion hastens.

Jim Skeese, Stow


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