This week, I talk about how the government undermined their own efforts to make people wear masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Despite all the claims to the contrary, there are good reasons to love the U.S.A.
From freeing black Americans from slavery to freeing other nations from tyranny and oppression, America has always taken a lead role. We make and do cool stuff, like build the Panama Canal and send cars into space. We help the less fortunate in our own county and across the globe. Even when it comes to countries that we don't exactly see eye-to-eye with politically, we offer them help in their time of need. In short, there is an awful lot to be proud of if you're an American.
“It's a free country,” as the saying goes. We as Americans have been brought up to believe this. Our Founding Fathers even put it in writing. We say it without giving it much thought. It's cliché. If we were forced to answer this question honestly, could we really answer in the affirmative?
Now under the scourge of COVID-19, it is painfully apparent that we don't have many of the freedoms we thought were guaranteed us, and the celebration of Independence Day, 2020, served as an uncomfortable reminder that freedom is not free and is not guaranteed.
Nor is an alleged non-understanding or rejection of science on the part of conservatives and libertarians the problem. The problem is in the mandate itself, coming not with the consent of the governed, but from the governmental elite, who consider themselves our moral and intellectual betters. Most Americans it turns out, don't like to be ordered around.
This year, more than most, people who love America, especially in some parts of the country hit by strife, need to know that they are not alone. They need to know that we who love our country outnumber the mob who with do destroy it. They need to know that regardless of race, ancestry, or religion that we are all one country, one American people.
God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care.
Demand you freedom this Independence Day. In many cities and towns across America, there will be no fireworks, no parades, no large gatherings, but tearing down and defacing monuments will undoubtedly be allowed.
Is the anti-Trump, anti-Republican leftist who would knock the MAGA hat off a person's head a bigot? I think you can guess the answer, but listen anyway!