Happy Independence Day.
Today, July 4th, our great country’s birthday, was in large part created by the words of Thomas Jefferson, who later became 3rd President of the United States. He said “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These words have guided our nation for over 240 years, leading us towards a more perfect democracy and freedom. The U.S. has stood for so long as a beacon of liberty to the world, and woe to those who would deny liberty.
There are those among us in the U.S. today who are trying mightily to destroy whatever history the United States has, to rewrite it, pervert it, throw down our heroes and establish a terrible rule of fascism and political correctness that threatens those very words. I reject those who unfairly and errantly view those great leaders, like Thomas Jefferson, who lived hundreds of years ago by the standards we see today, which in very large part arose over the course of two hundred years from the very foundation created by Jefferson, among others, for their right to pursue those liberties in the first place. It is not only ironic, but it is hypocritical in the extreme.
I am certain there are those who will say I must be a racist because I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick narrative of despising his flag and his country, and those of his supporters. I also reject this label, a popular way of using race to taint any argument with which they disagree. I have never been and will never be a racist, and anyone, of any color or creed, or race or religion who know me know that is true. I love my country, the nation to which my ancestors fled in the midst of an earlier genocide against them, and they fled to pursue “Life, Liberty and …Happiness”. They struggled and strove and a few generations later their progeny succeeded in realizing that dream. The hatred we see by some today against tradition and history is a very common theme in fascism, where destroying history is one of the first steps in imposing properspeech, properthink, properact. We are midway through 2019 and I wake up every day and find we seem to be stuck in 1984. (by way of example, I will never purchase another Nike product until the company apologizes to America for refusing to use Betsy Ross’s flag on this very important day in our Nation’s history, because Colin, an idiot, finds it objectionable).
God Bless America, the greatest nation on Earth (despite what the twisted NYTimes thinks).
And God bless Israel and Taiwan, two democracies and free nations that also stand as beacons in their regions of liberty and justice, despite enemies that would destroy them because of those very achievements.