It is hard work protecting Americans' freedoms

2013-02-27T00:00:00Z It is hard work protecting Americans' freedoms
February 27, 2013 12:00 am

In response to Ruth Bowser’s Feb. 17 letter, “The Second Amendment is outdated,” oh really? I’m tired of hearing the left-wing bleeding-heart liberals who are naive to the ways of life.

I and others fought hard, many died, giving you the opportunity to live free whether you appreciate it or not. Evil exists, and the Second Amendment gives you the right to bear arms for protection from that evil, especially the government.

Who or what will protect you if something happens? President Barack Obama or your liberal friends? I think not.

Freedom means protection is your responsibility. Freedom does not mean living in a nanny state. Freedom is very expensive, and you will view it differently when you have some skin in the game, as Obama says.

Until then, I hope nothing tragic happens, we keep our Constitution with all its Amendments, our freedoms, and the rights our Founding Fathers thankfully provided us. It is truly hard work maintaining that gift.

- Bob Vellines, Lake Station

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