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Charlotte Schnieders

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

Paraphrasing a John Lennon song: "Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, and no religion, too. Imagine there's no Heaven, it's easy if you try: You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, so can the world be as one?"

The culture of the 1960s was the Woodstock counter-culture generation of pot-smoking, free-love, anti-war, anti-soldier, no responsibility generation that spawned the entitlement generation we have today. Our parents who raised us to respect our country's freedoms, flag, anthem, learn our Constitution, Bill of Rights and history would be disappointed in how we've let our children and country down. A country disrespecting religion and the values and morals religion teaches. Disrespecting the authority of parents, teachers, lawmakers and laws, students/media outlets protesting and rioting against free speech, so only progressive, liberal, one-sided views are accepted. The "old order" of working hard and competition to achieve has given way to a worthless trophied society. Our parents that planned and had us work to save for our college educations; today's parents put that burden on others. The iPhones that could be great learning devices instead have silenced person-to-person communication.

Money has become the root of all evil as politicians, organizations, schools, churches compete to transport illegals into our country or open our borders. Not worried about the safety of the law-abiding, tax-paying citizens, but the need for power with illegal voting, sanctuary cities of homelessness, diseases and crime, while politicians aid criminals by ignoring federal deportation orders.

Schools are over-crowded with non-English speaking students. Reading, math, the Constitution and history scores are at the lowest ever, while unions shut schools down demanding higher salaries. Children are taught to protest; a genderless society and death will come in 11 years due to the global warming fear that progressives planted in their brains. No wonder they have fears because the rising national debt will destroy them and America's future. The world cannot live as one with freedom depriving leaders and America funding every country's needs. A world without values, morals, work ethics, education, laws and a honest media can't survive. That's the "resistance" Trump fights daily and conservative thinking Americans have fought since the inception of our nation — to save our Republic!

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