Thursday, July 2, 2009
The July 4th celebration has become the same as most other holidays. It's a chance to get away. Only this time we get away with fireworks. This blogger won't be getting away. Boo Hoo! Have we forgotten the significance of the holidays? Are we too far removed from the events that spurred the holidays.
I remember when Memorial Day was a big event. We had the large parades and the speakers in the park and the 21 gun salutes. It was a very patriotic day and we did remember those who had sacrifices their lives for our freedom. Today, most don't even hang their flags.... or.... or event know why we celebrate the holiday. It has become a chance to get out of work and go to the mountains.
The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is going down the same path, only a little slower. Every year the greatest nation in the world is becoming less great. We have a bunch of Liberals that want us to apologize to everybody for everything we ever did. That's because they think that everything we ever did is bad. They forget that we did what we had to do to be who we are today. For some reason they are ashamed of their nation. Liberals that get into office try to legislate our freedoms away while raising our taxes. They tell us openly that it is good for us to pay more for an automobile. They don't really connect very well to the segment of the population that earns less than $40,000 per year. Their idea of Free Enterprise, is government controlled enterprise. They want to tax to hell those who work their asses of, only to give to the lazy who's idea of free enterprise is to live off those who actually work.
I'm predicting that the 4th of July will be better celebrated four years from now when we have a president who is actually proud of America and who understands that it is small and large business alike that makes it work.