Here lies the issue of whether we should or shouldn’t fly the confederate flag… I disagree that it’s supposed to mean anything in a racial context.  I think people are getting ahead of themselves with taking it down.  It’s all nonsense to me.

But I am thankful that we are able to fly this one.

“One nation under God.”

When I think about our beautiful country, the first thought that comes to mind is that America is such a strong nation to be a part of.  It’s stronger than most of us remember to give it credit for.  We are the land of the free and the home to so many of the brave.  If it weren’t for the brave, we would not be called the land of the free.  We are protected and kept safe by those who deserve to be honored every second of the day.  Our men and women serving our country continue to keep this nation strong by giving us the power to be free, to love, and to have opportunity.  We are able to single out the places that capture our hearts to make a home for ourselves because we have the opportunity to do so.

There are the mountains, the little towns, the busy cities, the beaches, the historic sights and so much more that gives America life and the chance to take on our dreams.  It’s easy for people to complain and forget how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful country because they are overcome with the problems that do occur here in our everyday lives.  This country has its problems, such as rising gas prices, health insurances, employment issues, and poverty.  We definitely have political turmoil these days, too.  We just have to remember that we are a republic that was founded on individual freedoms and rights and we have the right to complain about these things without the fear of being thrown in prison.  We have so many rights; to not only want a better life, but to be able to pursue it.  We have the right to vote for our leaders of our choice.  We have so many more rights than most people in other countries.  We take all this for granted and stop appreciating our country and all the brave men and women who gave their lives protecting these rights for us.

There’s one more thing we should always remember besides our brave out there fighting and protecting us.  We need to remember that whenever a disaster strikes, may it be natural, or by the hand of evil, such as 9/11; when lives are lost and towns demolished, it makes us forget all of our social and financial burdens.  We then become that “one nation under God” that was fought for by the brave.  It is sad that it takes tragedy to pull our nation together but it only makes us stronger.  One thing American will never be is weak, and we will always have a united front.


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