Many years ago, we had a president who declared a war against poverty.

At the time, “poverty” wasn’t attacking anyone, so far as I could see. The country was fairly at peace.

Now we have a president who will not declare war on Islamist extremists, who daily chant “Kill America” and numerable other little ditties, deriding the nation that enabled them to avoid speaking German, so many years ago.

The mountain people made the observation then that, “We has guns, and we’ll fight back!”

What’s happened to that spirit? Is it gone, or only sleeping?

Charles Allen

retired fisherman

Morgan City