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Opinion: Socialism will ruin America
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An American flag flies in the wind after being raised during Grant-Reeves Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7720 flag dedication ceremony in Alto, Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Anderson Village along Tommy Irvin Parkway. - photo by David Barnes

For nearly three years, I have been silent concerning politics. Before that time, I had the opportunity to write my own column for an internet opinion site. Now I cannot sit on the sidelines without saying what I believe will be the downfall of this nation.

 President Trump has been one of the most, if not the most, successful presidents in modern history. He has helped people of color prosper more than ever before. If you notice, we have not had a terrorist attack since his presidency began. His foreign policy has been one of strength, and America is once again respected. The Christian churches that were under attack during the Obama years have once again breathed a sigh of relief from intimidation. I cannot list all his accomplishments in this short letter to the editor, but if you will take the time to do a little research, you may be surprised at what he has accomplished.

Now, Americans are on the verge of turning to a form of government that will ruin this nation as it has ruined many nations. I wish our citizens could speak with people who have lived under the oppression of socialism before they vote. They would find that socialism does not work!

Good luck. I am so glad I am an old man!

Jim Threlkeld

Clarkesville

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