Patriots and Patriotism
I’m reminded that patriots are both born and made and love our Country, its flag and the Constitution come in all sizes and political persuasions. Above all we give thanks to God for it is his grace that our nation exists. The Word of God is the basis for our Constitution that declares everyone is created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights given not by a state or a federal government, but by almighty God. One can be a patriot without shoving it down someone else’s throat. Patriotism is infectiously displaying love for one’s country and all that it stands for.
Symbolically in the United States we celebrate the birth of our nation every 4th of July. Traditionally there are parades, fireworks and hotdogs at public parks across our great nation. It is a time of showing off the Red, White and Blue; the stars and stripes and paying tribute to our first responders and to our military that protect us and our freedoms every day.
It is not necessary to have been in the military to be patriotic, yet everyone who has served in the military overseas comes to appreciate seeing the Stars and Stripes waving above a military compound or an American Embassy in a foreign land. President John F. Kennedy once said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”.
The Land of Opportunity is what draws immigrants from across the globe for the opportunity to live the American dream. They come for a better life for themselves and their families in a land where hard work and freedom brings happiness.
We’ve been afforded a new focus because of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. We’ve seen how private industry and public office can come together and do the seemingly impossible. Let us not waste the opportunity we’ve been given.
Politics is a chicken with a left wing and a right wing, at the end of the day it’s still a chicken.
This is a presidential election year that comes about every 4 years. Don’t listen to the hype from either political aisle. Take lightly what is broadcast over the airwaves or across the internet. Think about what’s important to you, freedom – to worship God; protect and raise a family; start a business; or to travel? There are those who promise the moon yet are unable to deliver; who threaten to impose restrictions by altering or ignoring the rights guaranteed under the Constitution. Don’t be fooled.
As American citizens one of the basic rights we cherish is the right to vote, to make our voices heard and not that of a political party. Be sure to cast your vote for the candidate that represents YOU best. It’s not about political party it’s about you, your family and the American dream. Let your voice be heard and your vote count. – I am the Real Truckmaster!