Liberally Celebrating the 4th of July
So American Independence Day is approaching and I wonder how wonderful it will be to throw on the proverbial feed bag liberal style? Traditionally Americans become patriotic with outdoor festivities, parades, fire crackers, BBQ’s and diverse activities planned for the entire weekend, but 2018 will be different.
How so you might ask? Why would this year be different? Are we not the same country we were last year and the year before and the year before that?
My answer is emphatically – NO, we are not!
Oh the people are the same they have not moved or changed their names, but they themselves have changed. We have ceased to be simply Americans. We are no longer neighbors, trusting neighbors. We no longer throw out the welcome mat for strangers. Yes America we have changed.
Long gone are the days of standing and saluting the American flag. No more reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, because according to past governmental decrees we are a selfish, spiteful and vengeful society. Any nation that is isolated from the rest of the world is a hateful place to live and we, America, are no different than say Iran, Turkey or North Korea.
Americans are tired of the Rule of Law in our land. We have become a land of Sanctuary Cities, Sanctuary Counties and Sanctuary States; Sanctuary, Sanctuary, Sanctuary – sanctuary from what? It would appear it is sanctuary from good old fashion common sense.
As I said earlier American Independence Day is fast approaching. WooHoo!
Now if we are in such a sorry state of affairs as some would have us to believe, why would anyone want to leave their homeland and immigrate here? And why would so many spend countless days walking, hitching rides on trains, buses and trucks in order to make it to the U.S. border, if we are such a bad place to live?
Now back to July 4th, 2018 why do we celebrate? What is independence; Independence from what or whom? Why is it even relevant in our day and time? I won’t try to answer those questions, because they are different for each of us. Remember we aren’t just Americans we are citizens of the United States of America.
Did you know that until recently our southern neighbor Mexico had been officially called The United States of Mexico? Now they have changed their name officially to Mexico, so as not to be confused with the United States.
Yes if you’re a left leaning liberal with Communist or Socialistic tendencies I don’t see how you would compromise your beliefs and call yourself an American Patriot or be able to enjoy an old fashioned BBQ or picnic. Or how you could stand or sit through a disgusting parade honoring our nation, our troops and our heritage? There’s no way you could recite the pledge or salute the flag which you hold in such disgust!
But look at the bright side. July 4th, 2018 is the second Independence Day of the Trump presidency and conservatives across “flyover country” will be proudly flying our flags, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and reading our Bibles while thanking Almighty God for the freedoms we enjoy in America. We will pray for our nation’s leaders, and for our country that has given so much to make this world a better place with the help of God Almighty. We will enjoy breaking bread with our family and friends in an attitude of humbleness. We will pray for you, our liberal brothers and sisters and ask God to bless you and make you fruitful in this land we all love.
Yes indeed Independence Day is rapidly approaching. – I am the Real Truckmaster!