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There is No Left or Right Today

Editor, News-Register:

We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it’s been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. It’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.

You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down. Up is man’s old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on the downward course.

There can be no real peace while one American is standing against the other divided by political and media truths created from their imagination and not based on reality. The real issue of the upcoming election is whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that unelected wealthy elites can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves. We must understand that if the wealthy elites can centralize control of the world economy they will have control of the people. In the words of a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, “I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

This letter created with many of the words from a speech given by Ronald Reagan in 1964. He could see what was coming.

James Hinebaugh

Maysville,West Virginia

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