Remember the words of our Declaration of Independence

America has come a long way from July 4, 1776, when it declared its independence from Great Britain, and said in its declaration, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Many paid a great price to obtain independence from the then powerful empire of Great Britain. Nine of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence “died from wounds, or hardships of The Revolutionary War of Independence.”

Since that war, hundreds of thousands more have died to preserve this great country and its principles.

Unfortunately, too many have forgotten what those principles were.

To many, “these truths” are not so “self-evident” any more. Instead of, “that all men are created equal” they divide us into different races and groups. But there is only one human race, and it started with Adam and Eve. When they divide, they are actually saying we are not equal to them. Those are the real racists.

America must return to God, the Creator. He did in fact create everything on Earth and the Heavens. Those fellows’ souls who said otherwise, are in the Hell God created. Theirs was nothing but nonsense!

The Creator did give us “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Defend those rights properly and appreciate them, and the sacrifice Americans have made to protect them.

Love God and your neighbor, as He directed us to do.

Manuel Ybarra Jr.

Coalgate, Okla.