Fourth of July

The Covington News - - OPINION -

To­day our coun­try is 238 years old — a long time of ex­is­tence as far as republics go.

As smart as our fore­fa­thers seemed to be, we doubt whether they had the slight­est idea of what their courage would pro­duce as they sat in Philadel­phia ham­mer­ing out a guide­line that would lead us as a na­tion all of these years.

With the full-frontal at­tack on our con­sti­tu­tion, which is be­ing led by the pres­i­dent of the United States and his elected al­lies, maybe it is time to call for an­other con­sti­tu­tional con­ven­tion; one where our cur­rent Con­sti­tu­tion could be up­dated to con­firm to our new so­ci­ety but would keep in place the solid guide­lines that have served us so well.

The prob­lem with hold­ing such a con­ven­tion would be to find del­e­gates with the same courage and con­vic­tions that guided our found­ing fa­thers.

We worry ev­ery day that our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren are not go­ing to be able to en­joy the free­doms that we have en­joyed.

We are go­ing to have faith that a mighty God who helped pro­duce such lead­er­ship that set our coun­try in mo­tion in 1776 will again help us find the lead­er­ship that will lead us through­out this century and cen­turies to come.

We wish you a peace­ful Fourth of July filled with good mem­o­ries of a coun­try that still, in spite of all of its blem­ishes, is the lighted beacon of hope for the whole world.

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