Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia,
“For the Common Good.“ Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States? How about the Constitution of Virginia?
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Today we honor the men and women of our great country that have given service in the time of need to obtain and maintain our freedoms. Virginia has given up many sons and daughters in the many wars since the beginning of our county. Some gave all for the cause they believed in. We have many veterans that we live near or work with daily.
Let’s look at their accomplishments. We won our independence from a county that did not respect our rights as citizens of that country, a country that placed unfair taxes on us. There are many things that we fought for, read our Declaration of Independence to remember. We have been in many wars over the years to maintain our way of life and to help others to obtain the freedoms that we have.
As our politicians like to ask us let us give back the freedoms that were fought for many times over. They will give us security in exchange for giving up these freedoms. Let’s think about that for a moment. The countries without freedoms are the ones we have fought with during the many wars we have been in. Did those countries have security? No. They were little better than slaves to the powers in charge. It took many years for all of our citizens to be given freedom and we should not allow our politicians to take away our freedoms.
How can we ensure our security, not by taking away our rights. We are a commonwealth; “for the common good.“ We need to stand together, looking out for each other the way we have done in the past. We are stronger together than separately. Look what Virginia’s sons and daughters accomplished working together with other like minded individuals. Virginia’s sons and daughters and those of the other 12 Colonies did not look at how different we were from one another but how we are alike; the things we have in common, our love of freedom, family, and the belief that others should not tell us how we can live. Because of their sacrifices we have our great country and the ability to honor those that have given us our freedom.
To survive and return to our greatness, before our current recession, we need to focus on how we are alike not how we are different. We need to remember the freedoms in the Bill of Rights – Speech, Religion, etc and that we do not dictate terms to our neighbors we take care of our own house, but remember to look out for our neighbors.
For our veterans of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines, and Navy and families of these service members thank you for the love of and service to our county.
Alexander James Jay
Have you read the Declaration of Independence? Here it is if you have not.
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