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Nation needs help to return to greatness

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

I wish our country was still like it was in the 1950s and ’60s when Eisenhower and Kennedy were presidents. We were a powerful, thriving country then. How well I remember our businesses and industry.

Each day was filled with promise as well as our future hopes and dreams. We were on top as a nation. We prayed in our schools. There were jobs for everyone. Industry was booming everywhere. Working people could buy a car and a house. It was a care-free time – a time when most working people had a comfortable life.

Now, you can work hard but you’re still guaranteed little to nothing. You don’t know how long the company you work for will be in business. You may not have health care or retirement insurance. You’re struggling just to keep a roof over your head.

There are those whose lives went one step further. They lost everything: their jobs, their cars, their houses. Now they are homeless. Veterans, some with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), now are also homeless. Our government has failed them. Some get help through Christian outreach programs.

God bless all of those dear people, and God bless America. I pray for our country to return to the productive, self-sufficient country it once was. We must pray for our president and Congress, and be mindful and respectful of all people in the performance of their duties for this great nation.

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