Letter: ‘Under one God’

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America: Greater than ever

Most people of my generation think they said, “under God” when they said the pledge. President Eisenhower wanted it and congress approved it in 1954. The Soviet Union and China became a real threat to us. Sen. Joseph McCarrthy became senator in 1947 and died in office in 1957. He believed there were Communists in our schools, universities and government. A radical group called the John Birch Society was formed in 1958. They were going to get everybody to trust God and find those communists. It reminds me of the Southern Baptist Convention trying to get rid of us liberals.

Donald Trump reminds me of Germany in the 1930s. Adolph Hitler was trying to make Germany great again and convinced the people he could do it. You know the rest of the story. We must not have “one nation under one God” in our pledge of allegiance. 

We have to get rid of terrorism, and we will. We must not have a world war over it. In 1969, about 40 Army, Navy and Air Force chaplains with top-secret clearance met in Sandia Base, Albuquerque, N.M., for one week. We saw the devastation of two bombs to end World War II. We saw the capabilities of the United States, Soviet Union and China if nuclear war should start.

Can you imagine what could happen now?

Let us not be like Hitler to make America great again. Today, it is greater than it ever has been.

Jack R. Milligan

Highland Village


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