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Letter to the Editor: True patriots

By CREIGH SHANK
Little Rock, Ark.

Editor:

While politicians and media are busy congratulating themselves and each other for this historic election, and with humble respect to the many patriots who served and sacrificed for our country, I'd like to point out some unsung heroes. This month we witnessed an election in which the American people took back their government. Those election results were, in part, made possible by thousands of volunteers and letter-writers across the country.

Ignoring indifference and scorn from family and neighbors, those volunteers and letter-writers, in their own ways, soldiered on. Their focus and intent were to make America a better country. It doesn't matter on which side of the issues they stood; what matters is that they stood up for what they believed. Theirs were the drops of rain that became a mighty torrent. And this historic election is their legacy to future generations of Americans.

So these volunteers and letter-writers have reminded the politicians and media, in the words of the late Woody Guthrie, "This land is your land, this land is my land �" And perhaps the politicians and media will remember who really owns the joint, at least for a little while.





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