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I have never felt more threatened living in the United States than I do today. I am a legal immigrant who came to this country in 1960. I worked, served in the military, pay my taxes and love my adopted homeland. I am convinced that there will be another civil war in this country if we continue in the direction we are headed. Forces inside this country are determined to destroy everything I came to love about the United States.

Donald Trump is a novice to politics. However, he speaks for millions of Americans who don't march, who don't destroy, who don't riot and who don't seek to destroy the history and values that everyday Americans live by. The average American is tired of the politics of the past.

Trump is saying what most of us think, and for that he is demonized. I believe he will protect America and our allies to the best if his ability.

However, those forces determined to tear America apart will fight him every step if the way. And therein lies the problem and the reason I feel unsafe.

We need to remember we are a nation of laws and go back to the days when those laws were respected and enforced. If we don't, we will find ourselves repeating the mistakes of the past.

Pat McCarthy, Merrillville


Local News Editor

Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.