I think the ailing population of these United States has failed or forgotten. The United States of America is very much at war with terrorism.

I think we have forgotten the 3,000-plus people, including children, who died on 9/11, and some of those terrorists drove right through Maine.

I have come to the conclusion that there are two sides to the people trying to take our guns away from us.

On the other side of the planet, and even in our own country, there are people who will destroy or kill us because of our Bill of Rights (religion, free speech, press, ability to bear arms, assemble, unreasonable search and seizure and the list goes on).

The Constitution is a document to restricts government and gives power to the people.

The Constitution is not outdated. It is a living document that has survived (and will survive) the test of time.

My liberties and freedoms are not someone else’s to give or take.

Jim VanAntwerp


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