Peace is not free |

Peace is not free

I’m past 90 years, and I’ve studied history all my life. I have learned one truth: “The Lord God rules the nations,” whether we want to believe it or not. We often say, “God bless America,” future tense. Do we remember how He blessed America in the past? And what the cost was in lives?

There are those who hide their heads in the sand. They expect peace to be free. Peace at any price is what our ancestors came to America to get away from. The price was more than they could stand. And they were willing to shed their blood and give their lives so their children and grandchildren would not have to live under the restrictions of that kind of peace.

Are we ready to lay down, cry peace, and let our great-grandchildren go back into captivity? To be ruled by nations that want our country, at any price?

Our leaders have not been perfect. They wait too long to act. We are a peace-loving nation. We hate war, but we hate tyranny more. We have had to protect our peace several times, and no doubt we will have to do it again and again at the cost of many lives, or else we will allow ourselves to be ruled by others. And if we have read history, we should know that being ruled by any other country, we would be right back as slaves again.

Nadine D. Evans

Grass Valley

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