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April 21, 2014

In Your Opinion: Many have died to keep our nation free

Jeers to Mr. Ryan and “Bring on socialism” (April 12-13) also a couple of “atta-girls” to Mrs. Bordinger, who ruffled Mr. Ryan and mate’s feathers. If they believe Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland are so great, why aren’t they and several million other illegal aliens over there? 

I don’t see much in the news about other countries having illegal alien problems or being given voting and other incentives to become citizens. I am a tad confused by his remark continuing to blame liberals for the nation’s problems. All we seem to hear read and see is George W. and Republicans being the sole sources of those problems!

What is sad, so sad, is there are too many John Ryans who now believe as he. Fortunately we have many others who do not! There are 400,000 plus World War II members of our military buried on about every Pacific Island, Africa, most of Europe and under every ocean, as well as those still fighting and dying for freedoms not offered by socialist forms of government. However, if complete socialism is what USA really wants, then bring our young men and women home instead of sending them to fight and die for a meaningless cause in faraway lands.

The only thing I found funny writing this opinion was a cartoon among my documents showing President Obama promising the multitude if they re-elect him he will give them everything, including jobs! Then asks for questions? One of those in front asks, “If you give us everything, why do we need jobs?”

I also thought at age 85 I would live to die a free American. However, at the rate we are going maybe there are more John Ryans than I thought, and not just in Washington. 

Jack W. Harmon

Stamford

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