Friday, July 02, 2010

Is anybody offended by Independence Day?

Robin's commentary --

As I was searching the Internet and online news medias for articles to blog about, I got to thinking about all the things that have been going on in the 21st century and the effect from the politically correct crowd. And I got to wonder if anybody was actually offended by Independence Day Fourth of July.

Think about this for a minute...

On Memorial Day, the question was asked at my workplace, "what is it and why should I care?"

So I put the question out there regarding Independence Day.

Other than beer, fireworks and an extra day off, do you really know or really care what Independence Day is?

are we taking our independence for granted thinking that we could never lose it?

Growing up, just before Christmas, we were bombarded with tons of children's shows about saving Christmas. I never gave it much thought; Christmas will always be here. Who would want to ever kill Christmas?

More importantly, who would ever think that Christmas could ever be offensive.

in the 21st century, we have to fight to keep the Christmas tree, a Christmas tree.

Then I see headlines like this one...

Arlington, Massachusetts school bans American flag, Pledge of Allegiance in schools.

The world is a much different place now. The teachings in our schools now are isolating our children from the "violence" of the world and rewriting our history and how we gained our freedom and I personally believe that it is our ignorance and a lack of patriotism, which will be the downfall of America.

And the next time that somebody demands to place a foreign countries flag in place of our own on our own soil, that I suggest that you really take a close look at the words below about what our flag, the red white and blue really stands for.

For those of you that have served in the armed forces to protect our freedoms, I say thank you for your service and contributions.

So as we go into the weekend celebration, stop for a moment and give thanks to the freedoms that we enjoy today.




RED SKELTON: I — me, an individual, a committee of one — pledge — dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity — allegiance — my love and my devotion — to the flag — our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there is respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job — of the United — that means that we have all come together — States — individual communities that have united into 48 great states; 48 individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose, all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause and that's love for country — of America and to the Republic — a republic, a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people — for which it stands. One nation— meaning, so blessed by God — indivisible — incapable of being divided —with liberty — which is freedom, the right of power to live one's life without threats or fear or any sort of retaliation — and justice — the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others — for all — which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

5 Comments:

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" Under God. Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said 'That is a pray and that would be eliminated from schools too.' "' If Red only knew the condition we are in now. What a beautiful man he was.

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