Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Just My Opinion #4

What is true Patriotism? It is defined as, “The quality of being patriotic, vigorously supporting ones country.”. Nice definition but also short on the entirety of true patriotism. Now what follows is just my opinion and in our country we each have the right to such. If you do not agree with my opinion that is your right just as it is my right to disagree with yours.
To be an American Patriot is to support and believe whole heartedly in your country. You may not agree with the politics, or decisions made, but it is your country and where your citizenship is. I do not mean blindly follow, for we have the right to disagree and hold leaders accountable, but to unit under one flag for a better a stronger country. Allow me to touch on a few modern day issues.
Our president. Notice I said “Our” president. You may love him or hate him, and some have loudly stated he is not their president but make no mistake, if you’re an American citizen he IS your president. Once someone is elected, the decision has been made and he is the president of the United States. We are free to agree or disagree with him, but do not do so in a way that undermines the country you call home.
Now, you are an American citizen so let me ask this of those who hate and dislike our current president, what good do you think you do by acting in such a manner as many of you do? 
It is undeniable that there is a liberal news media active in our country and it has been discovered time and again that some stories, facts and issues have been created by them to discredit our current president for the truthful reason he is not from their party nor of their beliefs. What right does a news network have to try to take down a president or mislead a country? What happened to true news reporters? There are still a handful of real news reporters but the vast majority follow a party and talking points, this to have been shown as fact time and again. And on the discussion of the party they follow, it should be and is to the majority of this country, a sad reflection on politicians who are careless about the public they serve.
The political party that called itself the party that cares and is concerned and compassionate, has shown itself to be one of the most hate filled parties of our time. Many in the party are so far out of touch with the public the serve that they can not comprehend why the presidential vote went such as it did. And since then we have seen maneuvers and actions on their part that bring disgust to the average American. Let me remind you of one such action. When the president was giving a speech before congress and the house, he introduced the widow of an American hero, a Navy Seal. As she stood with tears falling, everyone, senators and representatives alike, stood to honor her. Except certain members of that party who so dislike the president and his politics that they neither applauded her nor stood to honor the memory of her slain husband who served our country. By not standing, they assumed they would show power and unity for their agenda but instead it set off a firestorm of anger against them for their disgusting show of disrespect, as well it should. No matter what your political beliefs or dislikes of others may be, by not standing to honor a fallen American, those beliefs or dislikes become unimportant to all and in fact turn against you due to your actions. Your party, because of your actions, has suffered the loss of respect by the majority of hard working Americans who you are out of touch with.
Now, while there was the ugly truth of racism in our country, America has come a long way to rid itself of it and become equal. And yet while there is a show of racism that occurs occasionally, our country as a whole has moved beyond the dark days of the past and for the vast majority of the country equality stands. But the problem is there are those on both side who are race baiters and refuse to let equality take its place. Hate groups such as the KKK, BLM, Antifa, etc. work to drive apart any advances made, all for their own agenda. It really makes no difference what either group claims they want, the truth is they only want their agenda and to cause turmoil.
All of these groups and any hate group should be listed as a terrorist organization, because they disrupt the public peace and cause turmoil for the soul purpose of hate. Recently a great tragedy hit our country in Las Vegas, and it did not matter your race, politics nor beliefs, all were affected. And Americans of all colors pitched in to help each other. We saw the same thing after the hurricanes hit Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Race, politics nor beliefs mattered, everyone joined together to help, and that’s how it is supposed to be. Sort of showed the hate groups to be the fake and falsehoods they are.
Lets make this as clear as possible so no one can misunderstand. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN IS, WE ARE ALL AMERICANS AND SHOULD ALL WORK TOGETHER. We all bleed the same color, all equal and are all created by God.
So enough of race hate and race baiters, be they white, black, brown, red or yellow. Americans have shown we know how to get along and work together in unity.
Back to patriotism. Being an American Patriot means standing proud at our National Anthem, showing respect for our country, our flag, and for all those that gave their life in service and those that serve today. It means when our neighbors need help, we go and help all we can. It means standing together against things that would come against us, to protect each other in good and bad. To mourn together the loss of heroes, to support our troops where ever they may be. It means that we believe in what we stand for as a country and will stand with it. It means protecting the rights of each citizen and uniting together in times of trouble. We are Americans, we celebrate together, work together, protect together, help together and stand together. This is America, we may have our problems, but her people will defend her at all cost. Hold true to this:

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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