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WELL ... IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN SOME POLITICIANS GO AROUND LECTURING US ON WHAT PATRIOTISM 'REALLY' IS

Life's tough. It's even tougher if your stupid --- John Wayne (AS Sgt. Stryker in "Sands of Iwo Jima".

Here we go again. Barack's out telling us patriotism is digging down into your pockets and paying the trillion dollars in taxes he needs to give health care to 12-20 million illegal immigrants and to pay for other such big government programs. Unpatriotic is what president George Bush did in allowing us to keep more of our earnings in our own pockets to decide what we want to do with it.

"Let me be perfectly clear ... " is his new mantra as he flips and flops and flips back in his positions attempting to seem middle of the road. He supports gun control his whole life, but applauds the Supreme Court's recent decision overturning Washington D.C.'s handgun ban.

He voted against an Illinois bill requiring physicians to save the life of babies born alive after botched abortions, giving 8-10 different reasons for his vote, the most recent in his pandering to the evangelical right ... "Praise the Lord!"

He's backing away from his promises to the radical left to withdraw from Iraq, qualifying any withdrawal with the caveat that he'd now do so only after consulting with military commanders.

Then there's the matter of the FISA bill - is he against it again, after being against it, then for it, or will he simply avoid the issue and not vote one way or the other.

Obama has given new meaning to the word "change", hasn't he? He simpy "changes" his mind depending on to whom he is speaking.

None of that matters that much to me, to be honest. If it isn't obvious to you that he is no more than a "typical" politician, it never will be. This nation seems to be evenly divided between one half that is willing to give up their liberty in an even swap for big government "freebies", and another that rejects the kind of assaults they've been seeing on the America they love by a radical leftist mentality and the all-powerful fascist system they are intent on implementing - with high gasoline prices used to limit our mobility, socialized healthcare to control who gets what as medical care is rationed, and the global warming scheme to control and regulate almost every aspect of our lives.

Let this Independence Day be a reminder to them that they won't accomplish this without a fight. Spare us the lectures and the new definitions. We don't have to raise our voices and stick our chests out to convince anyone that we are patriotic. We don't have to stand before rows of flags and wear flag pins on our chests either.

You see, when we see a flag pin, we don't see a bit of shiny red, white, and blue metal. We see the lives of those who sacrificed their money, property, and lives to give us the country we have today - a country where imbeciles can try to shout down presidents welcoming new citizens into the family of America.

The America some people go around declaring they have never been proud of it, and that we are a "mean country". Perhaps people who show their "patriotism" by bad-mouthing this country on a daily basis should ask the people who became citizens today what their countries were like, and what they think of their new country.

It's a country that we live in where we can still enjoy "Rock 'n' Roll, Disney World, blue jeans, pimento cheese, Cincinnati Chili, coffee and chicory, bowling alleys, banana splits, and if you're lucky - Diners, Drive-In Movies, and sandlot baseball ... and we can still come and go as we wish and speak our minds.

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson

That applies to many situations, not the least of which is to people who have to justify their love of country by creating new definitions and posing for photo-ops.

Think about it. I have nothing to sell.

Happy Independence Day.

And God Bless America!

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"There would have been a time for such a word. To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." - William Shakespeare, MacBeth, Act II, Scene I

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macabredelight
Jul. 6th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
Happy Indepence day to you too Ed!!! :D
macabredelight
Jul. 6th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
oops I can't spell today... :D
Independence
metaphorsbwithu
Jul. 7th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
Oh, I dont know. I think you do pretty well, you little "Spellcaster". ;-)
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