Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

August 20, 2013

Stop the nonsense, and ‘take over’

— Arecent letter to the editor making a vague

comparison of the TEA party (Taxed

Enough Already) to Nazis because of

“ultra conservatism and super patriotism”

(whatever that means) deserves a clear

response. Apples are red. My car is red. My car

is an apple. The erosion of what American values

and patriotism truly mean has reached a

point where words simply have no meaning any

more. When there are no longer standards to

what words mean then there are no standards.

Period!

I’ve served in the military and taught high

school. That’s been my whole life since I was 18

years old. Pushing 55 now (I think), I believe I

can speak from experience and the lessons

learned from history when I say that it’s time we

take over! That’s right. Take over our families

and teach our kids what we learned the hard

way (your responsibility as a parent). Take over

our own neighborhoods and tell the drug dealers

they need to change their ways or change

their address or we will do it for them. Take over

our own lives, our personal responsibilities and

commitments, say “It’s Me O Lord,” fix what

needs to be fixed and move forward one day at a

time doing the right thing.

I know what it means to be a patriot and an

American and it doesn’t have anything to do

with flag waving and political parties. It has

everything to do with God, respect, personal

responsibility, family and selfless service. Left,

right, I don’t care. Stop the nonsense.

Paul Dorsey

Green Valley

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