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Put your service where your mouth is

By Staff | Dec 30, 2020

To the editor:

I am personally confused about Mr. Allen Wollscheidt’s Dec.18 response in his talking about “criminal capitalists and sounding like a Socialist proposal,” referencing my letter to the editor on “The end of patriotism, fall of a nation.” In viewing the many letters to the editor over the years from the many criticisms of My America, I was hoping to draw some understanding of how our nation was built by the sacrifices of our true American heroes.

I asked, that before anyone put their pen to the paper in criticizing My America, they should supply with that penned criticism how their own personal contributions and sacrifices contributed to our nation building.

By the way, there is a difference between excuses and reason. Too many wannabe patriots and heroes take from this nation without giving back. And, I am not saying those wannabes do not sit on both sides of the aisle, just as they do in submitting their letters and opinions. Contributing rhetoric through opinion does not equate to contributing sacrifice. As stated, “great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and never the result of selfishness.”

Again, God bless the sacrifices of our true Americans. The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten. Those defenders do not fight and sacrifice to protect our freedoms because they hate what is in front of them, they fight and sacrifice because they love what is behind them. For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

The greatest gift we can give in life, is that of ourselves. And, my praise go to our true Americans who have provided to all in our nation this gift of freedom through their sacrifices. It is apparent that everyone can provide an opinion, but can everyone show sacrifice to our nation building coupled with that opinion.

Jack Wagner

Cape Coral