Letters to the Editor

American principles are at stake on Nov. 3

Soon, it will all be over. The U.S. presidential election, not the end of the world. But maybe the end of our nation as we have known it.

We are not voting for a man. We are voting for the principles for which this country has stood since its founding: A constitutional republic, a strong military, a vibrant economy, the right to keep and bear arms, the freedom to worship. We are voting for the ability for anyone to rise above the circumstances of birth. We are voting for the next generations to enjoy the “blessings of liberty.”

We are voting for our borders to be open to everyone who enters legally, and closed to everyone who would circumvent or ignore the law. We are voting to keep the Electoral College so that every state has a say in elections.

We are voting for a Supreme Court that upholds the Constitution rather than rewrites it. We are voting to teach history, with all its warts, not erase or revise it. We are voting for the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death.

We are voting for intellectual, spiritual, and political freedom!

Julia Bickel

Cedar Rapids

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