Set up for a fall

To the Editor:

Thank you Dan Alexander, for acknowledging what many hardworking independent Americans think of Obama’s “You didn’t build that” statement.

Neither Mr. Obama’s nor your positions acknowledges our true debt however, that is, without God none of this would even exist! If anyone “helped us build that” it was the Creator in whom we live and move and have our being.

Indeed our Declaration of Independence declares that we are endowed by “our Creator” with “certain inalienable rights.”

You succinctly stated that, “The American Dream, available to all citizens, is to provide the freedom to own a home, create a life and build a career or a business. The freedoms our forefather fought and died to preserve are based solely on building a life free from government control. Yet this wonderful system that has given our nation so much is now being minimalized by the commander in chief, the leader of the free world, as something that couldn’t exist without government assistance?”

Freedom of religion from government interference was omitted from your otherwise accurate description of the freedoms which our commander in chief has dismissed as unimportant. The free exercise of religion has been integral in the founding and development of every aspect of this great nation.

The first amendment, which states in part “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” has been abolished in effect by the HHS mandate requiring religious institutions to violate the tenets of their religions.

I hope people are seeing a pattern here. Since the Colorado shooting I have heard many people say too that “the Second Amendment is outdated and needs to be repealed.” Another freedom is seen as unnecessary.

I hope, at this great height of hubris, we have not set ourselves up for a very great fall.

Dorothy McDevitt Bean

Schroon Lake

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