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New resident sees faith as link between country’s past, future

Collin Smith

— William Scalzo said he came to Craig in August, all the way from Connecticut, to be part of a good community.

What he has found is a community he can be proud of.

America seems to be losing its way, the 47-year-old Scalzo said. The country needs to reaffirm its spirituality.

“We need to get God back in our life,” he said. “We’re missing the values that have been taught to us to keep some kind of structure, some type of commitment, some type of loyalty, some kind of honor, dignity.”

In Craig, Scalzo sees a community that still is in touch with its roots – something he said the country as a whole seems to be forgetting.

“We’re too caught up in saying what his name is when we need to just say hi to him, have him in our life,” Scalzo said. “The United States was founded on spirituality. The pilgrims came off, and there were Quakers, and there were Puritans, and they all got along and they survived, and they made this country, with God’s help.”

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There is a simple way Americans can regain their moral standing and grace, Scalzo said.

“Smile at one another,” he said. “Just realize that we’re all here, we have to get along.”