Monday, February 25, 2008

America the Beautiful and American Patriotism

As time marches on, does it seem that you and I are incrementally losing those once abundant freedoms, enjoyments of life and sense of direction?

Our Pledge of Allegiance and the Boy Scouts are under attack. There was once a majority of moral, honest, ethical, patriotic, and loyal leaders in the local and federal governments. The lines of difference are blurring between men and women. Can a man be a man and a woman be a woman with mutual respect and be proud of it? There is hardly any distinction between right and wrong anymore. How many 'Made in America' products have you seen lately? Never mind quality products. Animals’ lives are more valuable than humans. America’s values have been turned inside out and called 'good'. Is there any hope?

At one time there was true religious freedom, without the blatant bias against Christians so prevalent today.

Where is the American patriotism, strong family ties and ethics and the value of the spoken word?

It is American and patriotic to have a strong government by and for the people with accountability. To have secured borders. To speak and conduct our lives with our national language, English. To bear firearms for protection and hunting. To expect the same standards for those in authority as the common folk. To be free and retain freedom with voting and the best military. To take care of those in need and expect a returned contribution when possible. Not to be indifferent and involve ourselves in this great country.

America needs to wake up and shake off the sleep and regain our freedom and sovereignty.

Words are cheap and easily bought today. They were once valuable - as valuable as a signature. An Americans word revealed their character and determined their reputation. America’s words ought to be valuable to other nations.

The vocabulary of Americans is lacking. Not many people are able to go beyond the four letter words or articulate and convey their thoughts without expletives. Without an extensive vocabulary, children are limited in their thinking and reasoning abilities into adulthood. They are unable to become leaders.

Children’s morals, education, religion, character, and social graces should not be derived from the latest sitcom, school or government. It takes a parent, preferably two to raise a village. It is the parents’ responsibility to raise true blue Americans who love their country.

Where is the concern for our country, beyond the beer, the weekend, the television, sex, and the dollar? How many Americans can recite the Constitution, the Preamble, the Bill of Rights, anything in the Federalist Papers, or the Bible?

Do citizens know who is their state senators, representatives, governor, vice, or president? How about their positions on issues?

Is Americas light fading? Is this still the land of opportunity and the brave?

America has done its own wrong and right and is sorry for the wrong. America still remains the greatest country on the earth! May God help us turn around and then bless us.

No comments: