To the Editor:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Unfortunately, our current leaders have strayed to secondary, though important, issues. General welfare and the blessings of liberty are only guaranteed if we have a secure country. We cannot have that without secure borders and a military that can stop any kind of aggression towards our country.

China is working at becoming not only strong militarily but to have the most powerful armed forces and advanced weaponry in the world. Russia, already with formidable forces and weaponry, in cooperation with China, could change the world in a most dramatic, fearful way.

So what is our country doing? Minimizing our military and defense research in favor of social programs. True, social changes are important, but the security of our country must be our government’s top priority. Today, it is not!

Kenneth Godfrey

Harker Heights

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In answer to this individual, I say, 'No we have strayed as to our Constitution as Social programs have become the light upon we which we seek and it is to the detriment of our country and our Constitution. We have became a country that is ruled by resolution ad it is to the detriment of our Constitution that we have became so.

It is true when we see our country turn tail, after fighting for 20 years, and leave our countrymen in country and we leave all of our armaments behind for our enemies. It is true, when we see a disease leave us defensiveness and we turn to handing out more and more money to the people of this great Nation causing them to turn belly up and stop working for the betterment of this Nation instead causing our Nation to get soft whereas stronger Nations such as China and Russia move to take over what we fought to keep free.

Yes I agree with you as our borders have become more porous than they ever were as people of all nationalities, languages,culture and heritages, and more religions pour into this our country.

Yes I agree that our Constitution has become 'just another piece of useless paper'' because we have written the worth out of our Constitution for we are no longer 'The United States of America and instead we have become a conglomeration of little separate countries that are operating with the borders of what once was 'America' and as of now we don't see what has become of this once great Nation.

God save us from ourselves.

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