Feeling Good About America

Lately I’ve felt a need to recharge my “America is great” batteries. I watched America: Imagine The World Without Her in 2014 when it came out and watched it again recently after feeling fatigued over the news on the political front.

I watched it again last night because I wanted absorb some material to help refresh my love for America and appreciation for being of this country.

If you haven’t watched it–I’d rent or buy it and take a look because it really helps establish that America and Americans have been on the side of “right” more than “wrong” more often than not.

And inside this film was this 1-1/2 minute clip of the musician Bono in a speech saying that “America is one of the greatest ideas in human existence.”

America IS an idea and is greater than any group or individual within it. Whether priest, politician, policewoman, or physician.

God Bless our Forefathers for their wisdom, strength, and fortitude in creating the greatest nation on Earth.

When Did it Become Okay to Limit our Love of Country?

I don’t think I’ll ever understand why things like this happen, like why Delta’s “policy” caused their employee to tell Ms. Gaudry to silence her desire to express her love of this country and show respect for a fallen serviceman.

A former president once said “I’ve always believed that this land was set aside in an uncommon way. That a divine plan placed this great continent between the oceans to be found by a people from every corner of the Earth, who had a special love of faith, freedom, and peace. Let us reaffirm America’s destiny of goodness and goodwill.”

And so here we are…a country comprised of “people from every corner of the Earth.”

Yet some would have us believe its “wrong” or “uncomfortable to others” for a woman to lead a group of passengers on a plane flying between two American cities to sing the National Anthem out of respect for the friend of a deceased serviceman onboard. Because it might make some feel uncomfortable?

Whether those in this country “fled from where they were” or “came to a new beginning,” we each must respect the house we are in. When I stay at a friends’ home–I respect their house, their rules, their values, their haven. And if I should seek to become part of their family, a citizen if you will, I don’t kneel while the family says grace at supper, and I don’t burn the flag–because now it’s my flag.

God Bless you Pam Gaudry, and God Bless the United States of America.

A Corvette, Hungry People, and a Capitalists’ View

I came across this post recently:

A guy looked at a Corvette the other day and said “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the cost of that car?” I replied “I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.”

That’s the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality…

The writer went on to make a couple of less impactful points. But the essence of the above is difficult to argue.