Letters to the Editor

Preserve principles

Democrat or Republican, are you truly dedicated to the Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers?

As citizens of this great country, do we know enough to stand up and defend the Constitution? Are we aware of its principles? Those who do not prize individual freedom are trying to erode its principles. Because political office involves power over people and money, it should not ever be looked upon as a long-term way of life or occupation for someone. Because some Americans have not kept faith with our Founding Fathers, the Constitution faces severe challenges. Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human government.

Samuel Adams said: “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”