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August 21, 2014

Dan McLeod: Don’t we have an obligation to help?

I’ve always heard criticism that America uses more of the world’s resources than other countries to support our lifestyles (freedom).

I’ve always heard criticism that America uses more of the world’s resources than other countries to support our lifestyles (freedom). Many of these same people say it’s not our right to impose American values on other cultures. At the same time, I am reminded of the adage: “To whom much has been given, much is expected.” Since the turn of the 19th century, the world has looked to America as a place of hope, power and liberty. We are the only nation that declares, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Look at what we have done to care for the children suffering on our southern border. Given our history, national character, the largesse of our people, is it not incumbent upon us to confront true evil when it threatens those very same tired, poor, huddled masses?

Dan McLeod, Atwater

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