To the Editor:
I cry for the 116,709 Americans who died in WW I for my liberty.
I cry for the 131,028 Americans who died In WW II for my free speech rights.
I cry for the 54,229 Americans who died to keep South Korea free.
I cry for the 58,282 American servicemen who died in an effort to give the Vietnamese freedom.
I cry for those who went to give Iraq and Afghanistan an opportunity for freedom.
I cry because I doubt that my government will support me if put in harm’s way.
I cry because our government is more interested in what other people think than what Americans think.
I cry because our politicians have betrayed our people with debt and not safeguarding our rights.
I cry because our leaders place self-interest above the people’s rights.
I cry because our leaders misrepresent facts to further their interests.
I cry because our leaders cannot solve the issues before them.
I cry because our leaders put party above nation.
I cry for our people who will not stand up for their rights.
I cry because for the first time in my life I doubt that my government is honest (regardless of party).
Mostly I cry because my government persecutes our people who disagree with its policies.
Larry K. Cole