BonnieBlueFlag ponders the meaning of Independence Day
The traditional nationwide celebration of the Independence of the United States is just a few days away. How do you plan to observe the 4th of July?
As I think about red, white and blue bunting and flags, sparklers, fireworks, picnics and backyard barbecues, I'm wondering just exactly what it is, that I am supposed to be celebrating this year?
The flood of "illegal aliens" (not immigrants) across our borders? People who are a financial drain on all of our social and health care resources, which in turn makes it very difficult for natural born legal American citizens, to afford sky rocketing health insurance premiums?
The "illegal aliens" who have become so emboldened as to demand the right to vote for representation in our government? The Democrats who will arrange for that vote to happen, because that is the only way they can hope to win elections?
The elimination of any sign of the Christian God that the early American pilgrims brought with them, as they escaped religious persecution in Europe? Where will we go to escape the same?
The introduction of Islam into our public schools, with children wearing the burkas and skull caps of the Muslims to class, so they can become sensitive to this violent religion? The same schools that are forbidden to allow any Christian thought or deed on the premises?
The court ordered death of unborn children by way of abortion, or stem cell experimentation; or, people like Terri Schiavo who can no longer speak for themselves?
The Supreme Court decision of this week, that not only makes most of our homes available for the highest bid to be paid to the local government, not the property owner; but, also suddenly makes long standing non profit/non tax paying Christian Churches vulnerable for conversion to a shopping mall, condominiums, perhaps even a mosque? Will the churches (and others) be forced to pay protection money to their city governments?
That China which already controls both ends of the Panama Canal, that we built and gave away, wants to buy an American oil company with vast reserves that we depend on?� Does anyone really think that they would continue to make that oil available to us?
If we were to attempt to purchase a Chinese oil company, their government would put a stop to it under penalty of death. However, someone in our own federal government will be paid 30 pieces of silver, and we will take one more step toward losing our "Independence."
That a number of US Senators elected by "We the People," let us know this week, that they will vote down an amendment to protect our American flag? Our flag that has been soaked in the blood of men who have given their lives and limbs to protect, cannot and will not be protected, by many of our government representatives with a simple vote!
That some of those same government representatives continue to undermine the morale and efforts of our troops in a time of war? If the year were 1776, they would be stood before a firing squad for the crime of treason! Why are they allowed to continue to debase everything that "We the People" hold so dear?
I would never dream of burning the American flag in protest. However, in my heart and in my mind, I see it now flying as a "Distress Signal," for this once truly great nation, that is being destroyed by the enemy from within.