As I was thinking over the coming election, it came to me how there were parallels to certain events in the past. The absolute effects of this election could be devastating. What past events am I comparing? What first comes to mind is the movie "Enemy At The Gates," primarily the story of the battle for Stalingrad during World War II. Why does this come to my mind? The overwhelming numbers of the Nazis and their vast war machine looked invincible. This election and the race for the 13th District for Congress appear this way ... daunting, impossible. So what happened in real life? A vast destruction of lives, but the absolute fierceness of the defenders, who were not fighting for communism but "Mother Russia." They prevailed by never quitting.
The other event that comes to mind is the date in history that Greece answered Mussolini on Oct. 28, 1940, with an emphatic, "Oxi!" ("No" in English.) The Duce gave Greece an ultimatum to surrender or be annihilated. Their 44 million were against Greece's 7 million. You see, you must stand up against what is wrong no matter what. The result? Greece routed the invader and it took the Germans dozens of divisions to take Greece and control it. One million Greeks lost their lives, but they fought and died for righteousness. So what does all this information have to do with us?
We must stand stand against those people and powers who wish to destroy the American way of life. We must stop the enemy at the gates. Some are within the walls sowing discord and doubt by saying "this is a better way." Expel them, keep the nation our founders created with the help of God. Let's defend our Constitution and Bill of Rights from those who would change or alter it. Therefore, patriots - like the Greeks in October of 1940 who said "Oxi" - let us also give the enemy at the gates and those who try to destroy our way of life an answer, "Oxi." Say "no" to the administration and its puppets. Say "no" to all the minions of socialism. Never surrender to evil. Say "no" to those who will lead us down the primrose path that will extinguish the American flame of liberty.
Finally, I noticed a statement that has been there for decades on the building that was once St. Mary's School in Warren. It says, "Pro Deo - Pro Patria."
In other words, "For God, for Country." Look how far we have strayed. God is removed and kicked out and our country is under assault to alter and abolish its value and principles for which those brave Americans fought and died in the Revolution. Repulse the enemy at the gates. Say an emphatic "no" to those who are rejecting the principles in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. May God always bless America.
Please support Romney and Dr. Marisha Agana in their goal of restoring America to the values and traditions found in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
-- Ernie Grekis, Cortland