Opinion: Return to God is only way we can restore America, says Hammond man
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:31 am

To the Editor:

In response to “Vote Democratic to Remove Guns from USA,” which appeared in the May 19-25 issue of North Country This Week: I don’t know who the writer surveyed about voting in November, the people I associate with know how very important it is to exercise their civic duty by voting in each and every election.

Our nation’s founding fathers were wiser than most of us and gave us those special documents known as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Even the design of the Electoral College proves their wisdom, by protecting the smaller, more rural areas from being run over by the large urban centers.

In a straight democracy Mrs. Clinton would have prevailed in the 2016 presidential election. Thank God our founders create a representative republic form of government that has lasted nearly 242 years, and has withstood the test of time.

Mrs. Clinton failed to campaign in many grassroots portions of America and took it for granted that she would win. She was beaten by someone who worked his butt off campaigning where she wouldn't go and Trump’s victory, while playing by the rules as set for forth, was an honest win. The election proved the veracity of those rules.

The writer proceeds to insinuate that President Trump, the GOP and NRA are all “in bed with Putin and communists.” In over a year of investigation by the FBIs Robert Mueller no proof has been presented yet of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Putin regime.

I hate to break the news but “automatic assault weapons” have been illegal to own, without special permits since the National Firearms Act of 1934.

The school shootings are a direct result of young minds being bent by the countless violent video fames and Hollywood movies depicting senseless killing, and the depraved indifference to life that has grown out of the 1973 Supreme Court decision to sanction the murder of innocent babies under the guise of family planning/abortion.

It is no surprise these acts are happening. America has lost her moral compass and has been sliding down this slippery slope for the past 50 years or more.

I say: Search for candidates who will uphold our Constitution, and pray for a revival to come upon our broken land and hurting people. Only a return to God can restore America.

David H. Ellis

Hammond