From Joseph Morris
To the Editor,
I’m back again with some food for thought, although some will have trouble digesting it.
The limp wrist and weak knee’d who go along with government agencies’ overreach are nothing new. The Revolutionary War had the Tories who would bow down to the king of England and his taxes. From what I have read, we owe our country’s existance to about three percent who had the courage to stand up and say “Enough is enough,” and do something about it. But, like today, there were many who agreed with the three percent, but they have the attitude to sit back and let someone else do the job, and they can reap the benefit from the gain, if any.
Well, through the three percenters, we were able to get our independence from the king and his taxes and form a new kind of government where the citizens would tell the government what it could and could not do with a document called the Constitution.
Then the three percent slept, only to be awakened by the excess governemnt taxation on the South. I know that our history books tells us that the Civil War was fought to free the slaves, but who writes the history? Is it not the winner? And this time the three percent did not do so well and they lost the war.
So now as we enter into 1984 with the New World Order, we are being told the Confederate flag and statues are cancers from our past that need to be removed. (Government mind control works!) The Confederate flag and statues are disappearing from the South, along with the real reason for the Civil War.
I am not a seer, but I wonder how long it will be before “In God We Trust,” will be removed from our money and replaced with “In Government We Trust.” Would the public even notice or care? We never noticed or cared when the dollar had backed by silver was removed. So why would we notice what would be changed on “In God We Trust.”
So, for now, this old malcontent will sign off.
Joseph J. Morris
New Martinsville, W.Va.