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Letter: Coincidence or a reason?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Life proves there is always a reason, and our decisions made over time determine future results. This is where America is now, dealing with these results. As a nation of immigrants, we built an amazing country with many who spoke a different language on arrival but were determined to learn English and did, and also found a way to live together even though there were differences, including religion.

There was bias with the usual disagreements but we shared an important strength. God was respected even by those who didn’t attend any house of worship. Along with respect for God, families were respected as we knew they were needed for survival. They were important then and still are.

But family, as identified in the beginning, is being taken apart, as if not needed. You don’t hear mothers saying, “Wait till your dad gets home,” because too often there is no dad and mom isn’t around much either. The adults are doing what they believe...

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