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Friday, July 26, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

Wasted sacrifice

I've always been proud of being an American. I was even more proud that I could serve my country during the Vietnam War.

I felt my sacrifice would make it possible for Americans to live in a free and safe country.

Because of my sacrifice, I will one day die. Agent Orange has given me cancer twice. With the help of a psychologist and some good doctors plus family and friends, I have accepted my fate.

Now my beloved country is no longer a free and safe country. Illegal citizens have more rights than legal citizens. Criminals have more rights than law-abiding people. Our president tells us if he does not like a law, he will not allow it to be enforced.

Our government now tells us you do not have to be a U.S. citizen to vote. When you register to vote, you need no documentation to prove you are a legal citizen.

“Did you kill that man?” No.

“OK, you can go. Sorry to bother you.”

“Did you pay your taxes?” Sure.

“OK, we must have misplaced it.”

Where will it end?

It is a shame my sacrifice plus the sacrifices of others will be wasted. I cannot put all of the blame on President Obama. No one wants to step forward and stop the ruination of my beloved country.

I'd better stop. I see a shadow going over my house. Maybe a drone. Don't call me. I'm not answering my phone. They are listening.

Calvin Fatchet

Freeport

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