Hats off to Hobby Lobby for their full-page ad in the July 3 Star. Occasionally we need to be reminded of what we celebrate on July 4. The men who funded this nation had an ideal in mind, based on Christian values. They weren’t perfect, but believed some goals can only be achieved over time, with hard work.
Today we are in danger of majority rule being usurped by vocal minorities, by people who see an American flag on a sneaker as a violation of those early ideals, and who no longer understand that Christian values are, and always will be, what makes America great.
When terms like “illegal” are ignored when paired with terms like “Immigrant,” then the rule of law is threatened. When standing by political ideals prohibits compromise, then government ceases to function. When politicians seek to replace hard work with handouts as the basis for the American dream, then we have elected the wrong people. On balance, I am not a fan of Mr. Trump, but he is neither savior nor villain; he is participating in our governmental process, unlike millions who don’t even be bother to vote.
Most who read the Winchester Star will probably skim past the Hobby Lobby ad and that’s unfortunate. Because many of the fine Americans quoted in the ad are the very people who made America great in the first place.