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We should never take freedom for granted

It’s pretty hard not to notice when people have been enjoying America’s freedoms for too long a time. The first cushy reaction is to take liberty for granted. Particularly the authors of the anti-gun Another Voice, who apparently have no chips in the game. No boxcar rides to the gas chamber. No watching their families being hacked to death with machetes. No watching helplessly as an adversary drives a bayonet into your buddy’s chest.

When I reflect on the various military conflicts this country has engaged in, for a brief moment I put myself there. Amen. Hopefully, those heroes are in a better place. Hopefully, down the road, the respect due this nation will resurface in the form of a newfound appreciation for this republic for which it stands.

Joseph Coia

West Seneca

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