Do you know what Socialism really means?

Winston Churchill, years ago, wrote this about socialism: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

I can attest to that; I lived under Socialism in East Germany for 10 years. The walls had ears.

At the time I was there, Putin was a high-ranking officer in the KGB in Dresden. He is now the president of Russia and a multi-millionaire. How about the rest of the Russian people?

Angela Merkel lived in Dresden at that time and grew up under Communism and Socialism. Now, you will understand why she opened the borders and let everybody — good or bad — in.

America is a free country but freedom isn’t free. Politicians are paid by U.S. citizens. Instead, they are lining their pockets and selling us out.

I don’t want Kruschev to be right when he said, “We shall destroy you from within.” So far they didn’t. We are doing it ourselves.

There must be law and order again, respect for our police, respect from students to teachers.

We have a real drug problem in this country. It starts with marijuana but that’s not where it stops. Our youth are in great peril.

Drugs will and are destroying the heart and dignity of our great nation.

Parents, you have a big responsibility and must be examples for your children. They need your guidance and, if necessary, tough love. We have a privilege to live in the best country. Let us stand for the flag and kneel for the cross.

Gisela M. Stearns