As trying and dysfunctional as our country can be; when you take a step back and look at it from a 30,000 foot view over the last few hundred years it is awesome. It brings a definite sense of patriotism and respect that often gets shoved aside as I am dealing with the daily trials of the day. This country was started with just an idea of what would bring happiness and a better quality of life to its citizens. Because we had men of action such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton, I, an average everyday citizen, can sit here today and blog on the Internet freely and without fear. I am able to reach thousands and the potentially millions (technologically speaking) with this simple message of awe for the foundation of our country.
So as I start my day in the United States, my country, I want to give thanks to all of the presidents, political staff, and people who have the daunting job of leading over 300 million people towards common goals and visions. I also want to thank our military men and women who took the 30,000 foot view and said "Yes, this is worth fighting for." I may not always understand or even agree with the political stance of our nation but I to must say that "Yes, this is worth fighting for" "...one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.."
|American Soldier 1917|