July 4th 2023…Happy Birthday, Land That I Love
Happy Birthday, America!
At 247 years young, it is time to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
While we are not without our faults, I would not want to live in any other country.
Like families around the world, we fight, argue, and have different opinions about everything.
However, it is important to remember that in times of crisis, We The People come together.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
As it is customary to bring a gift to someone celebrating a birthday, I give to you, America, my commitment to continue to honor, protect, and support you.
And, I thank you for being the country that I am forever grateful to have been born in.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream.