Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day

Low and behold the appropriate words for today were uttered by a President I sincerely dislike:
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your
More than likely Kennedy did not write the words, but whoever did fully understood what loving your country is all about.

Today it's all about taking and receiving and not about giving. People cosntantly feel that the government owes them, continuously seeking benefits from the government. Free education, free healthcare, lower taxes, etc. But why do we not give first? Why do we not "do for our country?" If we put as much effort into doing for our country as we do in complaining we would probably be at a better place. Sacrifice is too much to ask for these days.

Our forefathers truly asked what they could do for their country, and managed to give their country their best effort - independence and sovereignty. Rather than looking at how green the grass is on the other side, I ask you today to realize what a great nation we live in; how many freedoms we have, how many opportunities this nation has to offer to those who are willing to sacrifice for it.

If we all started asking ourselves what we can do for the US, and started acting on it, then the US would automatically follow doing for us.

Happy Fourth of July!

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