To the Editor:
How long did it take to decide to be born in America? Ridiculous question, isn't it??Yet, do we appreciate how very fortunate we are to be born in the land of the free and the home of the brave? This land is our land, and because we live here we can exercise our God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and others.
We enjoy these rights because it is the province of our government to protect them. Because our Constitution protects these rights, every American citizen is free to become the best he can be. Every American citizen is free to rise to the highest level of his energy and ability.
Because of these things, we enjoy great affluence. Because of these things, we enjoy creature comforts and conveniences that were not even available to the rich and powerful of this earth a hundred years ago. Because of these things, we enjoy freedom as has any nation ever enjoyed. This is one great place to live!
This is one great nation:?probably the greatest nation that ever existed on this earth. I am so thankful that I was born to live in this time, in this place. I am so grateful that I was given life as today.
However, freedom requires vigilance and I have gone to sleep standing up. Each has triumphed, and I have done nothing. I have been a poor watchman.