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What We Must Do

I sense a sad malaise sweeping over our land As more and more people throw up their hand Showing less interest in our national well-being No longer tuning in, or the latest news viewing. I hear them saying, “There’s nothing we can do, To change the way things are; we feel helpless!” Reminding me of incarcerated animals in a zoo Unable to free themselves from their captivity. To them I say, “There’s a lot that we MUST do!” We must speak the truth and employ our pen, We must vote for those who prize integrity, Calling attention to the precarious state we’re in. We must work for peace, unabashed, unfurled, Take pride in our country, the best in the world!
Written September 25, 2022

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Date: 9/26/2022 12:04:00 PM
This would be more than enough "We must vote for those who prize integrity,"
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/26/2022 12:19:00 PM
Now, the question is determining who has integrity!
Date: 9/25/2022 5:00:00 PM
Your Patriotic encouragement is all we should take part in. Your right Milton we are like incarcerated animals in a zoo, not participating in the process of doing our part to insure this Country can be managed by great men and women, having our best interest in mind. I was part of a rally last week encouraging people to be informed of many topics that are helpful to know for all Americans. I love your fervor for your Country Milton. I respect that in you... God bless America and you for caring.
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Date: 9/25/2022 1:50:00 PM
This is a remarkable speech and poem. You should have been the Governor, Milt! Kelly Craft, Governor of Kentucky called out Trump for being too cozy with Putin, when met in Finland, I believe. I'm all in!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/25/2022 4:04:00 PM
Thanks for your thoughts, Anaya. I didn't think of it as a speech, but I suppose it is.