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Advertisement Letter: Ignorning Constitution puts freedom in danger
Op-Ed · February 08, 2013


I am writing this in response to Mr. Osborne’s op-ed piece from last week. I’m so glad Sam believes in our forefathers and the ones to go in front of us to show us the way our country should head.


One of my favorite quotes from Thomas Paine (Sam mentioned him last week) on arms and the Second Amendment even reminds me of how Sam writes at times, and sometimes I have to read it two or three times to understand it: “The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law abiding deprived of them.”

Our founding fathers were wise men for their times, while not pure, they did have the best in mind for our young country and worked hard to write the constitution and fought for it, and our country. Thomas Jefferson I feel was one of the great minds back then and some of his quotes still stands the test of time. He said “Those who hammer their guns into plowshares, will plow for those who did not.” Another quote from Mr. Jefferson said “The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.”

Mike Kessler, West Branch, U.S. Marine

It cannot be inherited or ever be purchased. You and no one alive can buy it for any price. It is impossible to rent and it cannot be lent. We alone and our own have earned it with our sweat, blood, and lives. We own it forever. The Title ... United States Marine. Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni — Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever

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