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Six Things My Father Taught Me Never to Forget

My father lived the early part of his childhood in the Hitler occupied Netherlands. He suffered horribly. Starvation, attempted murder, bombings, illness, heart-stopping terror, a concentration camp and years of physical problems due to the wartime problems. When he came to America, he became the fiercest, most devoted patriot this nation has ever seen. He studied the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the founding fathers, American history (as it was, not as it has been rewritten) and how a Republic form of government worked. As his children, he taught us the following six things to never, ever forget.

1. Freedom is precious, it must be guarded zealously and with great attention.

2. Hitler was elected into office.

3. Never, never, let happen in America what happened in Europe.

4. The U.S. Constitution is the greatest document in the history of the world. It provides protections and freedoms granted in no other nation.

5. Always be diligent. Always be attentive to moral and political climate of America, be a jealous guardian.

6. And remember…those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. (Quote by George Santayana)


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