American Pride or Unconstitutional Selfishness?

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Every year that the 4th of July rolls around, I become more and more disgusted by this country. Here are my biggest concerns with this holiday:
1. It’s all about the barbecues.
2. It’s the only day we give a sh*t.
3. We desecrate the American flag.

1. What does this holiday stand for anyway? It should represent freedom, remember those who fought for us, and remember those who still do fight. It should remind us of our strength and why we work towards a better tomorrow every day. What’s sad is that we are forced to remember a day that meant victory for the European immigrants, but which marked the beginning of the end for a lot of native cultures. Something is lost in translation when we root for “America” and I’m not sure what the real answer is. All I know is that, more and more, we see advertisements for picnics and food and events, not for moments of silence or any of those things that really matter. What has become of this country?

2. Just because it’s the 4th of July doesn’t mean we aren’t patriotic on the 3rd, the 5th, or three months later. What is it with national disasters and national holidays that spark pride for a moment and die when the excitement becomes passé? Are we really that easily bored or distracted? Do we not know how to be patriotic when we are continually spoon-fed by the government and each other? When we can sue anyone who mildly offends us? Every action should be done with an intention of bettering the community, the country, and the planet.

3. Patriotic colors are wonderful and hanging the flag is even better. But what in the world ever happened to RESPECTING the flag?? Do you even know how to hang a flag properly? How to fold it so it doesn’t touch the ground? How to burn it if it falls? Did you know it is unconstitutional to wear the flag in any way? To DESECRATE it?? I see all of these girls bubbling over pins of American-flag skimpy tops and bathings suits on Pinterest and I just want to GAG. What has become of this nation? When these girls are our elderly, we might as well sell our souls to the Middle East and live in Oz. There’s no hope for this future if we don’t pull our act together, respect our country, grow up, and realize we don’t live in a bubble that will keep us safe and protected from all of the bad things in this meanie of a planet.

And that is my rant that I rant every year come the 4th of July. Thanks for your time.

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1 Comment

  1. My Friend,
    It is because this people no longer understand what it means to be free. This nation has lost sight of why we became a nation in the first place. We have become arrogant and self absorbed with our own importance. We have not just turned our back on the God who made us what we are but, we have defiantly shaken our fist at Him and declared that it is our might and wisdom that has made us and that America is bigger and stronger and smarter than God. We boast about the thing we have been blessed with as if it belongs to us not knowing that even our life is on loan from our Creator and will end any time. We were great when we had respect for God and what He gave to us, but we have the blood of innocence on our hands since our beginning and because of our selfish arrogance we will soon be quickly judged for our crimes against those we murdered and disgraced along with our dishonor of God and the theft of a glory that belongs only to Him.
    Babylon is coming to repay us for what we have done until we turn around and give back to God the very breath that He gave us.

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