Return nation to basic principles

Posted October 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm


Our nation today is facing a challenging time, perhaps the most challenging 200-year history. Not just the fear of terrorism or the risk of an economic collapse or the threats of war but because we have drifted away from the founding principles and values that made the USA the greatest free society the world has ever known.

Most of the problems our country is facing today can be traced back, at least in some part, to a departure from these basic principles laid out by our founding fathers in forming the constitution. If we, the people of our nation would hold to the ideals, that we could put our nation back on track, restoring it to the greatness it once knew. But, how can we, your generation and mine return a nation to principles many of us never knew or barely remember? The Pilgrims sailed for a New World in America that offered the promise of both civil and religious liberty. We must know these fundamental principles of freedom and values. We must work together, to preserve them through our voices and through our votes.

Elvin Rosbrugh

El Dorado Springs, MO