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Words do matter

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:47 am

Dear Editor:

Words matter,  particularly the words of our national leaders.  Our leaders use words to guide us toward a vision they have for us.  Nikita Khrushchev  solidified America's stand against communism when he declared, "We will bury you." JFK , in his inaugural speech, unified this nation when he declared, "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty." Martin Luther King Jr. appealed to the best of human instincts when he shared his dream  and implored us to " not seek to satisfy our freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred." Ronald Reagan encouraged us to seek a new vision of America, one that, " frees the energies and ingenuity of our people while it extends compassion to the lonely, the desperate, and the forgotten." These words are meant to focus the energies of this nation to become better and to achieve greatness. These words in no way resemble our current President's words, nor their intent.

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