Today, we celebrate the 246th year anniversary of America's Independence. This Fourth of July, when we celebrate the independence of America, it is important to keep in mind that the American Dream is alive and well, freedom rings, and the United States of America is the most powerful nation in the world.
A recently conducted Fox News poll showed that only 39 percent of Americans are proud of their nation, compared with 70 percent in June of 2011. A shocking 56 percent said they're not proud of America in the present. While the numbers may appear grim, we are still the most beautiful nation on earth. Even those who slander the nation remain in America.
The rights the United States Marine Corps and World War II veteran Carl Dekel and his generation stood up for are the reason people are able to critique America and still enjoy the benefits of this country.
The United States is the world's most friendly nation. People who criticize America more often than they should, often have never been to or lived anywhere other than the United States of America. If they go to Cuba, Lebanon, North Korea, Venezuela, etc. in countries that have no basic needs or are under the rule of a dictatorship, I'm sure that they'll be impressed by the magnificence that is America.
Our veterans fought for the rights of Americans and worked to make it the most beautiful country, and they succeeded. Former congressman Sean Duffy said:
“When it boils down to it, we should be proud of our identity. Don't allow anyone to tell you or your children to be ashamed of our nation, since there's a lot that we can be happy about. Since 1776, the United States has only grown stronger and more powerful. We're among the most innovative and creative nations in the world.”
The United States has millions of Americans that are proud of being American. These citizens will stand up for America as our veterans and our heroes who fight for her. America remains the home of the brave and it is imperative to protect our American Dream.
Times may be tough today but in the past, when things were tough for our heroes, they didn't quit. They fought to defend our freedom, stood up for the American Dream, fought for We The People, and were victorious. We shouldn't think of our freedoms as a privilege since they are. Ronald Reagan once said:
“Freedom is always an entire generation removed from becoming extinct. We did not pass it on to our children via the bloodstream. It is a matter of fighting for, protecting, and passing on for those who want to pass it on to their children.”
The American Dream is alive and well. We live in a world of possibilities. We shouldn't let our freedoms go unnoticed since these freedoms aren't unearned. We must protect the land we love and cherish.
We salute and thank the brave soldiers and women who have fought and continue to fight for our nation and our freedoms, the American Dream, and our freedoms. They give up their lives to ensure that we do not need to. We will always be grateful for their courage.
The home of the free, because of the brave. The United States of America, because of many reasons, is considered to be the greatest nation in the world.