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Letter: Oh Little Town of Athens

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : January 13, 2012

Dear Editor,

Oh, little town of Athens, Texas, how still we see thee lie. That is until those mean ole bullies from up North come to our town demanding that we dismantle our manger scene on the Courthouse Square. And then it’s up-in-arms! Some of us literally.

Every denomination and all the citizens banded together in such a show of solidarity. After all, the Christmas season is the celebration of Christ’s birth. Santa Claus, gift-giving, candies, and parties were just instituted to further the joy and love that the birth of the Christ child began. The manger scene had to remain. And, although some among us would say that they’ve “never been proud of our country until” a certain occasion, I have ALWAYS been proud of our country, all the states, especially Texas, and our cities. But, never have I been more proud than this December in Athens, Texas. You proved that America is indeed exceptional, just like the nation did after 9-11. Now, I’ve been accused of being passionate. Well, it’s true. And, it’s my belief that we need more passion, especially at this time of our history. If we are to continue as the greatest, most long-lived Republic in the history of mankind, we must stand against all enemies. To heck with political correctness. Let’s all take a lesson from the citizens of Athens and take back our country and our heritage. It may prove to be as difficult as the task our Founders faced during the Revolution, but it will be worth it and will get us back on the right track. Let’s send all the “scoundrels” back to their pits. As I recall, when the final determination over the manger scene came about, the “bullies” were no where to be found. It is said they were spotted skulking out of town with their tails between their legs. Way to go, Athenians. Keep up the good work.

Deanna Drab
Payne Springs

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