I Used To Have A Country by Don Feder
While perusing through multiple blog posts this morning, I began to follow some links that led me to a piece written by Don Feder, who is described as “a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant.” After reading this story, I was amazed at how accurately he described our national predicament right now. It’s sad and a bit disheartening knowing the greatness of what this country used to be and seeing where it is headed.
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By Don Feder
Once upon a time, I had a country. It was called America or the United States, “Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean,” the land of the free and home of the brave. The Founding Fathers envisioned it as a Shining City on a Hill.
For more than two centuries, it blazed across the skies of history. Now, its light flickers. Soon, it may be no more than a trail of dust and debris.
It was the nation that taught humanity the lessons of republican government, personal sovereignty and inalienable rights. It was the foe of tyranny which twice in the last century saved humanity from unspeakable horror.
It was the shores of refuge where my Jewish grandparents and your Irish or Italian or Hispanic or Asian ancestors came for a life which was impossible and, indeed, inconceivable, anywhere else.
It was a…
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