I just wanted to take an opportunity to wish everyone out there a happy Independance Day.
Today I feel is one of the most important days of rememberance and reflection for us all. It is a time to devote to family, country and love of
A lot of back and forth debate takes place day in and day out about our current state of affairs here in the US. There are many who seem to have
written off America as an evil empire or as an Imperialist nation with no regard for it's people, unable to be salvaged or changed for future
While I agree that the current state of political affairs here in the US is a mess, and while I disagree strongly with our current administration and
most of it's policies, I would have to strongly disagree that America has lost it's place in the world as a beacon of good and a land of hope and
You see, in my own estimation I do not hold the opinion that a government or an administration are what make up a nation....it is the people here that
make this country great. Although many here have seen a once great nation sink from the level that is once stood, I do not believe that Americans have
given up hope just yet.
As much as I complain and as much cynicism as I may direct toward our leaders and the wrongs that they do, I still hold this place near and dear to my
heart. Yes we have troubles afoot, yes there are a host of things that need to be fixed and yes there are bridges that need to be mended.
But for all of her faults, this is still in my eyes the greatest place in the world. It is the only home that I have ever known, and the only one that
I will ever know. I love it and would willingly die to defend and protect it. It is possible to disagree strongly with your government without hating
What will make the difference ultimately will not be politicians and beuracrats, what will make the difference will be good people, ordinary people,
who will make sacrifices and move forward to help work together to rebuild our home. It is not the Washington congressman or the D.C. lobbyist's who
make up this country, it is WE THE PEOPLE, the ones who raise their children the right way, who provide for their families, the people who get up
every single day and do what they have to do and sacrifice for a better life.
These are the people that I admire, this is what comprises the American spirit, and that is something that can never be legislated away or taken away
by force. It is in us all, and we the people will eventually get our say. We will reclaim this country from the tyrants and we will see to it that
Americans have a place to call home that they can feel proud about.
Go out and enjoy this day, the day our forefathers stood in the face of the same type of tyranny, the men who fought and died to make sure that we
would never have to. Honor your family and friends and the ones who have come before you, and rejoice in the fact that regarless of what people would
have you believe, you still live in the greatest nation on Earth.
Be proud. God bless. Happy 4th to you and your's!!!!