The Transylvania Times -

Proud To Be American


July 22, 2019

I would like to compliment Mr. Lanier for his excellent editorial, “An Important Dis-tinction,” which appeared in the July 15 edition of the paper.  Indeed, the manner in which our founding fathers incorporated the concept of religious freedom into our Constitution, our culture, and our way of life, distinguished our country from all others in the world of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 

I say to those who are ashamed of our history, and who criticize it by applying 21st century standards to those times of long ago, that they compare our great nation governed by elected representatives of the people to those other nations ruled by kings and despots and other types of subjugators of their populace. 

It is no wonder that people from all over the world desired to come here to establish a new life. 

Yes, as in most instances, everything was not perfect, but a true understanding of our historical foundation should make the vast majority of our citizens proud to be Americans.  I know I am.

Bob Youngerman



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