Friday, 18 June 2021

Butts: Seniors should keep informed

When I was having lunch the other day, I was summoned to a table of senior citizens. I had no idea why. I had no idea that anyone knew who I was.

A gentleman said, “I like what you write.” We then engaged in a conversation on several subjects.

My conclusion: Seniors are engaged in what is happening in our country; they are very concerned about the future of our country, as I certainly am.

We talked about guns. I explained that many years ago I had been taught to shoot by a sheriff in Iowa and that the last time I was at the range a number of years ago, I could still hit the target, although at this time I do not keep a gun in my home.

My message to all seniors is to keep informed on what is happening, do not be afraid to speak out and stand up for what needs to be done to keep our citizens safe. Look for the truth, weigh both sides.

Many seniors have fought for our country in the past and we need them today to continue fighting for what is right. They are the ones who have made our country great. Seniors, you can still write letters with pen and paper and make phone calls. Do it!

Remember what President Ronald Reagan said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” And, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

See you all in church on Sunday.

Leona M. Butts lives in Clearlake Oaks, Calif.

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