Dear editor,

Steven King, thank you for your comments on my letter to the editor.

I certainly agree with your patriotism, love of the military, and the resulting freedoms that we enjoy because of our military sacrifices. I think we’d all like America to be the model for the rest of the world to follow in this regard.

I conclude that you connect the singing of the National Anthem as solely sung for the purpose of showing respect for the nation’s military. Although the military is part of America, I see the National Anthem being sung as a unifying song of pride for all of America.

The song could be “God Bless America” instead of the National Anthem, a war song, and then you might not make the military connection to it. Whatever the song, it’s a song that says were all in this together for liberty and justice for all Americans. This liberty and justice isn’t only out there on the battlefields. This liberty and justice is what is happening within the boundaries of America. It doesn’t seem like this is an improving situation.

I think the knees are for the fact that the liberty and justice for all is disintegrating within the boundaries, and is not aimed as disrespect for the military. As you point out, Americans currently have freedom of speech, including protesting, even if we don’t like the outcome.

So, as you say, we each have our opinions and let’s keep sharing.

JIM MOORE                                                                                                                                                                            

Pace

 

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