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Opinion: We must preserve freedom, dignity, even if it means fighting
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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

In the 1860s this nation was deeply divided.

One side wanted to preserve an economic lifestyle and culture that had endured for generations.

The other side was committed to ending a system that took away the freedom and dignity of people through the means of slavery.

What ensued was a war in which it is recorded that brother fought against brother — the “civil” war, the greatest oxymoron in history.

Today this nation is, again, deeply divided.

One side wants to enslave the citizens to a socialist government.  A system of government that creates two classes, the political elite and servants of the government.

The other side wants to preserve the dignity and freedom of the people.  Dignity and freedom, unalienable rights, granted to the people by their creator and affirmed in our Constitution.

If it becomes necessary to return to the battlefield to protect those rights, I will join my brother patriots who, for generations, have fought and died to preserve dignity and freedom for our children and our posterity while extending those rights to others across the globe.

God bless the USA.

Tom Day

Buford

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