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On Nov. 3, 2020, you must choose correctly

“I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I —

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

— Robert Frost,

“The Road Not Taken”

You and I are approaching a historical divergence. At day’s end on Nov. 3, 2020 we will have again chosen our future. No, it is not too early to talk about an election which will reaffirm our founding documents, values, and principles or relegate us to join other failed nation states in obscurity. It is never too early to remind ourselves that we possess Creator-given, unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness.” To allow rights to be taken away or given away would be a sacrilege thrown in the face of all who have lived and died to protect them for all of us and those who will follow in our footsteps. Robert Frost’s poem above was chosen to illustrate the fact that decisions made are not often revisited and will frame the life to be lived. You will choose and you must choose correctly.

DELBERT BEYER,

Alpena