Thursday, June 24, 2010

Land of the Free...

There was a time when men and women were proud of the flag and knew what it stood for.

There was a time when every child knew the pledge of allegiance.

There was a time when God was an integral part of this country.

There was a time when people were proud to vote- because they had to fight for that right.

What happened America??

I remember times when our country came together after 9-11, prayed together, and fought together. What happened?? How quickly people turn away from these things after they feel comfortable again. How quickly we forget our pride in our country. I am in no way an extremist in politics. I don't devour the news all the time. But- I DO vote. I was so sad to see how many people chose not to vote during this last election. I don't care if it was the primary election. I don't care that it's not voting for the president of the United States. It's my right to vote- a right that I wouldn't have always had if it had not been for brave women before me fighting for that right.

Sometimes the world can be so scary. My future can be scary when I see people's lack of interest and of knowledge with what is happening in our country. I can't stand it when I hear people bad-mouthing America. We are the place where people want to be!! We have freedoms and rights that not everyone has! I don't know why I feel so passionate lately. Maybe it's because the Fourth of July is coming up, and I'm feeling patriotic. I just wanted to tell you that it is the Land of the Free... BECAUSE of the Brave. Whether you are brave by fighting for your country, taking pride in your country, teaching your children the pledge of allegiance, or voting, take pride in the fact that you are an American.


  1. Maybe it's because you're my sister. And Dad's daughter. :)

  2. I agree with you. It makes me a little angry when I see people protesting american soldiers, I always want to tell them : "well if you don't like that they fight to keep you safe from terrorists, then maybe you don't deserve to live in this country"...I am going to miss Nathaniel like crazy when he deploys to Iraq soon, but I am very very proud of him!!!!
    Also how are doing Emily??? Are you going to come visit me in Texas, hehehe!!!!!