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Tuesday's Letter to the editor

OPINION March 30, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

Tip of the iceberg

Dear editor:

Cal Thomas' column titled "How to Ruin America" was only "the tip of the iceberg." Letting illegal immigrants enter our nation is only a small part of the changes in our nation's philosophies that are ruining America. Thomas quoted Obama, Hillary Clinton and Biden's previous views on illegals and the currency Biden is allowing. Thomas also shared how our nation was formed based on laws.

I feel letting anyone get away with doing something illegal is wrong and the "tip of the iceberg." The illegal immigrant issue is just an example of this. There are many examples and symptoms of a "ruined America." Rampant crime, drugs, sex trafficking, and the "give me give me for free" mindset are a few. These and many more is an example of the large dangerous part of the iceberg that lurks under the water.

I am a born-again Christian and believe the Bible gives us rules and laws to live by. The basic "10" is written in Exodus 20: 3-17. I was fortunate to be raised by parents who not only taught me these, but also lived by them. My parents didn't quote Scripture to me every day, they taught using examples of life.

I was taught to love. To love unconditionally ... family, friends, others. We don't have to like it if they do bad things, but we should still love them. What we do every day in our lives should show this.

I was also taught to work. Little sayings like "You can't get something for nothing," "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is," "Don't take what doesn't belong to you," and "If you work for something and achieve it, you will appreciate it more" are a few of life's lessons I was taught. Working toward goals, how hard and how well we work, will help us attain them. This applies to almost everything. Education, vocation, sports, life in general.

Our nation, America the Great, is being ruined by the philosophies of men and women who don't believe and live by the basic 10 rules found in the Bible. Our nation was founded on principles based on the Bible. We must turn back to those principles.

Marcia Albaugh

Hot Springs

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