U.S. needs to stand for decency and stop evil around world

Posted: Jul. 29, 2014 8:45 am Updated: Aug. 19, 2014 10:15 am

To The Herald-Whg:

I'm an old -- and apparently out of fashion -- patriotic and native-born American. I firmly believe the United States was fathered by very intelligent founders who espoused Judeo-Christian beliefs so tightly they risked their entire being to embrace them.

I find it stunning in the aftermath of the sacrifices of the World War II -- when FDR, Ike and Congress and every chaplain -- invoked almighty God's blessing for victory. He obliged; we now hear only silence from the people.

As the present federal government and the news media assure us the world is tranquil, in reality it is falling apart. Are all the grisly events of the Holocaust to be relived only on a worse scale? Why the silence of the learned men of faith who could rally the people from the pulpits? There is a chance the people still steer this mighty nation, but their silence will assuredly doom Israel and the free world along with her. Can't we stand for decency, rally the faithful, and stop the evil that is again, or still, enveloping the globe?

Michael E. Vest