Patriotism - My Logic -
Today’s multicultural world has mixed races, ethnicities and customs to the point where they either blend well or create conflict. Coincidently, the world is very volatile today when it comes to race, religion and politics and as a result of this confrontation of cultures, there appears to be more hate and fear mongering within our society that has melted or eroded our spirits.
Without going into the land of the free, home of the brave speech, we, as the conscience of the American spirit have changed and not for the better. We don’t appreciate our soldiers, marines and police any more. We don’t seek work and good character with ethics like we used to do. No longer first in line to show human kindness, and compassion like we used to and in the meantime, the lazy collect and stand in the food stamp line as it gets longer every year a new budget is passed to allow more hand outs and freebies by socialist government programs.
Patriotism is still alive and not buried deep like some believe it is. The silent majority is patriotic and has composed themselves well under duress and manipulation. There have been no frenzies of libertarian threats, no gun waving Second Amendment resistance and no emotional loud and angry outbursts towards our flag. Quite the opposite, patriots have maintained and composed themselves to stay off the G list that the government uses to identify domestic terrorists.
Patriotism is deep rooted and stronger than anything you can imagine. It is tangible and intangible pride accustomed to stress and threats and has survived a couple of centuries of steady dedication to the flag, our Constitution and the American way of life. The lifeblood of America is alive with dreams, freedom and deep rooted security of who we are and what we can do.
This patriotic American group has no race, no creed or nationality, no division or divided by cultural differences or religious ideologies. We are all Americans and we know where we stand on defending our country. We believe in equality and the right to be taxed with representation or just governance that protects the people and not put them in danger.
We carry a few symbols to reflect who we are. We exemplify those who serve in our military and honor them as well as the police who protect us from predators and the enemy. Nobody needs to remind a patriot to defend and nurture our liberties and our founding fathers’ wishes to remain free from oppression and tyranny.
We cherish some things but we can sacrifice others. One such cherished foundation of our patriotism is our flag. The other foundation is our Constitution – mess with either one and you get revenge in true patriotic fervor and devotion to fight for what is ours. We know this takes risks and sacrifices, and risking our lives for our freedom is something that does not have to be spoken.
Patriotism is a reflection of names; Washington, Hale, Patton, MacArthur, Eisenhower and Reagan and then the list gets smaller but we remember Tillman, Kyle, Gordon, Miller, Monti, Dunham, Monsoor and many others who served their tour of duty defending our country from various threats around the world. American soldiers, sailors and combatants who gave their all for the cause. These and many others are an exemplary testament of devotion to our country.
American people know the value of life; sacrifice and freedom – they are willing to die for it. They embody the soul of the fifty stars, the thirteen stripes and the colors red, white, and blue. Those in uniform pledge and we pledge, active or former, to keep our oath taken and kept indefinitely to protect our country form the enemy – domestic or foreign.
As civilians we stand with the military and the militia in the challenge to keep us free. Like those in uniform, we pledge to protect our liberties and nurture equally those spirits essential to maintain the survival of our American way today.