PC wishes you a safe and blessed Memorial day this year. She also wants to share a few words, probably not all of them politically correct…as she isn’t known for being that all the time.
Memorial day was mostly a day of picnics and parties for me. A few years ago, the reality of what this day stands for was driven home when my very best friend’s brother was blown up in Afghanistan. A lifelong military man, he was NATO advisor and his convoy was blown up by terrorists. Lives were changed that day as are the lives of everybody who has lost a loved one in this mess over in the Middle East. When someone doesn’t come home from serving in the military, empty hearts remain. Whether you agree with “policy” in middle east is not relevant. A death is a death to a family member.
If you were born an American, think for a few minutes about the costs and responsibilities associated with being one. We aren’t perfect but we live in one of the greatest countries in the world. You can aspire to be whatever you want and if you try hard enough you have a good chance of being just that. Of course, you can aspire to be the worlds biggest free loader and because you were born here, our government helps you achieve that too. A sickening reality but a true one.
Generally however we aspire to earn a living, raise our families, and love life.
If you were NOT born here, and you have CHOSEN to live here, then you should also think a few minutes about the costs and responsibilities YOU have with living here. A lot of lives were lost so you can enjoy living here too. You have the responsibility to earn a living and support yourself. You owe it to this nation to respect our flag and our customs if you choose to call USA home now. You do not have the right to trash this country that you have CHOSEN to live in. So, if you don’t like the US, don’t agree with our basic philosophy, think that you shouldn’t integrate, learn the language we do business in, or desire to damage our buildings and kill our citizens, you may leave and I’d be happy to pack your bags and drive you to the nearest airport.
Most of us fall in the former group. We do our best to better our lives and the lives of the next generation. But don’t kid yourselves. Our generous policies have allowed people who hate us to live here. They use the very system of freedoms we possess to HIDE and PLOT.
So, have a safe holiday. Think about blessings we have living here and lets hope and pray that we can quit having people to memorialize because of war and hatred among nations.