The Civil War was the testing ground for our democratic republic. That idea was put forth in the Gettysburg address. Many of the places where our democracy was so firmly put to the test, the battlefields in America, are being destroyed by commercialization. One such place is Gettysburg. The gaming commision of Pennsylvania is looking to build a casino one half mile from the boundaries of the National Park. This is something I think absolutely should not be done! The men who fought and died at Gettysburg didn’t do so in order that the town might be turned into ” a den of thieves.” We need to Preserve, Protect, and Defend Gettysburg. Say no to the casino!