A Valentine for America
The recent Presidential election reminded all of us (in the U.S.) of the common desire to succeed – as a nation. While the discourse continues on how that is to be done – one common tie binds us together:
We are ALL equal citizens and
are promised equal privileges
under one common
Our forefathers framed this country to ensure that those inalienable rights, under God, were never again taken away (by non-religious or even religious zealots) – or buried with the last champion who fought against such tyranny. These truths ALONE have sustained us when other hopes were faltering. Even now as politicians (formerly known as statesmen) wrestle with the latest crisis (that they also helped to create)
– WE the PEOPLE
– are the answer!
There was meant to be no such thing as “government” over the people
– there were only to be chosen SERVANTS of the PEOPLE!
There is no such thing as ‘government bailout money’ –
– because THAT money WAS yours in the first place!
There is no crisis that doesn’t belong to ALL of us
– and EACH of us must respond(here)…
otherwise, whenever tyranny rules
Until your passion for YOUR own self-preservation and the good of YOUR country exceeds whatever selfish interests are being siphoned away into loans YOU are making to your SERVANTS – THEY can and THEY may also water down your rights by placing themselves in a position of power OVER you!
Only our passion for freedom
can protect our freedom for passion
and each of ‘us’ – needs to be reborn
to that patriotism that can unite all of ‘US’.
If my passion is starting to show even a little more in these words it is certainly because of a song that now plays in my mind and rings in my ears, called –
– as your next stand for freedom.
Because if we each do nothing – someone will have to go to fight the battles that defend us. Then, as on this Valentines Day and many yet to come, the hearts that take prominence may be the medallions that represent those who put their heart and soul into service – and for some who gave even their life – for ME . Then the heartbreak will be borne again on the hearts of mothers across the heartland of this great country.
So on this Valentine’s Day I am compelled to openly express my undying gratitude for those who put it all on the line for me – perhaps somewhere in a country whose name I may not know.
I am compelled to rekindle that anxious ‘crush’ I once held for my country. I want to feel again the bravery that has led many a soldier to valor and ignited the adoration of those who loved them and yearned for their safe return. I am compelled to give my heart – not to a fantasy of just hope or blind patriotism, but to the true honor of honest, transparent, and accountable action.
So until the next legislative “bill” that comes from Washington represents the Bill of Rights being equitably applied to you and me – I pledge to sound the alarm that it may be just another ‘spin’ of words – or another ‘scam’ of OUR money. I don’t need another “half-empty box of chocolates” from Washington – and I’m not going to pass any around either – since I’m not running for anything…
but I won’t run from anything…
– if you will stand with me(?).
…and may we always share freedom on Valentines Day –
and our love – with those who have brought freedom to us!
God Bless America
My Home…Sweet Home!
What’s about YOU? – care to comment?
– dare to COOPERATE?
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Written by gsbigger
February 5, 2009 at 11:15 am
Tagged with America, American, Bill of Rights, chocolate, flowers, heart, Iraq, mom, patriot, patriotism, politician, purple heart, soldier, stimulus, sweetheart, troops, Tyrany, US, USA, valentine, valentine's
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