To the editor,

What, again? Seventeen people died in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

How bad does it have to get? Well, I’ll tell you I don’t go to the doctor till I feel like I’m going to die.

Well, fellow Americans, America is dying. I doubt our Founding Fathers could even recognize America.

Do you want to know the kind of America we’re supposed to have to achieve it again?

Read/study President George Washington’s Farewell Address read on Sept. 19, 1796, to the House of Representatives.

Read/study the Articles of Capitulation where Commander-In-Chief George Washington was addressed as His Most Christian Majesty in America.

Read/study the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787, four years before the Bill of Rights Dec. 15, 1791.

Those who fail to study history run the risk of repeating the same mistakes and failures thereof.

I’m 73 and I have just learned this in the last couple of years.

Ken Armstrong