I believe in America over dictatorship

Print Article

I am puzzled that some Americans are willing to throw away their freedoms for a dictatorship.

I, however, believe in America. In democracy – American democracy to be exact.

I believe in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and all its amendments, the rule of law.

I believe in the Golden Rule, kindness, hope, faith, charity, tolerance, diversity, goodness, civility, compassion, love, acceptance, truth, God.

I believe in family and friends, colleagues and acquaintances, strangers and passersby.

I believe in humanity, in “We the People.”

I believe in science, facts, stewardship of the earth, connectedness of all living creatures, great and small.

I believe in the social contract that binds us all, having each other’s back, staying true to the American Dream.

I believe in conscientious objection, paying it forward, believing in ourselves as a people and as a nation.

I believe in those who serve this nation, for they make it possible to keep the freedoms we have.

In a dictatorship, the dictator determines whom, what, where, when, how and why you believe. There is no choice but the dictator’s. There is no thought except the dictator’s. There is no freedom except the dictator’s. Only the dictator matters.

In America, choice belongs to the people, thought belongs to each individual, freedom belongs to all. All matter.

I, for one, believe in America.

Duane Pitts

Moses Lake

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Rights need to be protected

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald The election is just around the corner. To the American people, register and vote. Remember, we make America great. Let’s protect our children’s and grandchildren’s rights. It’s time for new faces ...


Read More

Please re-elect Cindy Carter for Grant County Commissioner

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald My occupation as a tree fruit consultant for the past 23 years has afforded me the opportunity to work with Cindy Carter not only as a consultant, but as a concerned citizen. Grant County currently p...


Read More

It is time for a change at the PUD

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald The president of the five-member Grant County PUD Board of Commissioners is Terry Brewer running for re-election. Elected in 2006, his financial leadership has resulted in the current $1.3 billion P...


Read More

Grant County needs Cindy Carter

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald Cindy Carter is a rarity these days, an elected official who knows where money comes from. She learned to work as a child and retains a remarkable work ethic. I visited the Carters when they were fin...


Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy