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America's honor and majesty lies in its character and principles, not its rifles and bombs. In that sense it is a body inviolate and indomitable. In Rudyard Kipling's great poem "Recessional" he writes, "Lord, God of hosts, be with us yet. Lest we forget — lest we forget!" Also, in Abraham Lincoln's timeless masterpiece the "Gettysburg Address," he wrote, "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

In a time of election mania, we must not lose track of our proscribed course. As a nation we must continue to stand tall and firm and preserve our way of life. As a bastion of freedom, America serves as a rudder for the entire world.

The moral compass of our Constitution and great men like Kipling and Lincoln are to be highly esteemed as a nation, we must never succumb to the tyranny that abounds in the world. Our nation's freedom has been purchased by the blood of brave men. "Lord, God of hosts, be with us yet. Lest we forget — lest we forget!"

Sidney S. Smith

Bountiful