Dear Editor: A 29th Letter to America  

Submitted by  Manuel Ybarra, Jr.

America has come a long way from July 4, 1776, when it declared its independence from Great Britain, and said in its declaration, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Many paid a great price to obtain independence from the then powerful Empire of Great Britain. Nine of the 56 signers of the Declaration “died from wounds, or hardships of The Revolutionary War of Independence.” 

Since that war, hundreds of thousands more have died to preserve this great country and its principles.

Unfortunately, too many have forgotten what those principles were. 


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