4th of July why I love it

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Tomorrow we take the day off and enjoy ourselves.  I just read a post and the discussion made me think why the United States is a great country.  There was a disagreement on Active Rain of what was right or wrong.

Seeing as tomorrow is July 4th, this is what is great about the United States. 

  • We can have different opinions
  • We can voice those opinions
  • And we don't go to jail over it.

There was a talk show host who basically said real estate agents are idiots.  That's his right to say that.  We may not like it.  But we have the right to publish our thoughts.

  • that most agents are trying to do the right thing
  • that most agents are doing more continuing education and constantly learning about real estate and how to serve our clients better, how to keep them out of court, how to protect their money
  • that most of us belong to real estate boards, that have ethical standards and rules we abide by.  Those rules and ethical standards help our clients get good service.

I don't believe radio talk hosts have an ethical standards.  They are in the business of entertaining.  So I take it at that.  Shock value.  Unfortunately some hosts are bozo's and build on a point that is ridiculous just for ratings. 

But this is the United States.  Tomorrow and the day after we can disagree with somebody and use our first amendment right to free speech.  We can say what we want within reason (without getting sued).  This is a great country.  A great place to raise a family.  A great place to be a Realtor.  A place where you have the ability to make your own fortune, your own lifestyle.  A place where you don't have to be afraid of voicing what you believe.  http://www.DetroitMichiganRealEstateHomes.com

MY two cents are:

  • Love our country or leave it.  If you don't like what is going on, get politically involved and try to change it.  If you hate the country so much move to Africa or Central America or anywhere.  You don't have to live here.
  • Support our troops.  Sometimes we don't agree with the wars or with the administration's policies but support the kids that are over there.  It could be a neighbor's kid, a relative, or some kid that graduated from the local his school.
  • Be proud of our country.  Sure we may have not made the best moves all the time.  But stand behind the flag, be proud to say you are an American!

 Have a great and safe 4th of July with your family and friends.  When you look at that flag tomorrow or those fireworks thank God for letting you be born or live here in the USA.  God Bless America. 

                                                                                                          Russ Ravary

                                                         

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Russ,

God Bless America.

Like you I`m proud of being one!

I love the USA...

Happy 4th of July...

Jul 02, 2008 10:39 PM #1
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Missy Caulk
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Happy 4th to you Russ, sorry we couldn't talk longer, but I'll make up for it. I did what you suggested on Stonebridge this AM on my Ann Arbor Real Estate Talk blog. Thanks for sharing, I'll let you know the progress.

Jul 03, 2008 01:52 AM #2
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Christina Cavins
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Great post!

Please contribute to my 4th of July blog article here: http://www.activerain.com/blogsview/576017/What-Are-Your-Plans

Christina

Jul 03, 2008 09:59 AM #3
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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Russ,
Happy July 4th!  Go have a hotdog and some apple pie and celebrate our freedom!

Jul 03, 2008 10:56 PM #4
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I will Cynthia, may you and your family have a great day too

Jul 04, 2008 12:15 AM #5
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Richard Glesser
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Russ,

Especially in Michigan where the economy has taken a pretty good hit - it's still important to appreciate this country which allows us the chance to reinvent ourselves and develop to our full potential, whatever it is.  I agree in full with your views.  If we all look back to our youth and that of the prior generations, we can see the betterment of life.  Even when we fall, the opportunity exists to get back up and rebuild.  I'm an old sap, but I still get goosebumps at the playing of the national anthem, honor our military and leaders even if the cause and direction may not be as I believe, choke back a tear for the winners who have fought to reach the top, and have reverence for those who have, before us, stood strong for these beliefs.

Let's all celebrate the day and the country.  

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