It's Thanksgiving time and the winter holidays are coming soon. It's a time to be with friends and family and reflect on the things in our lives we have to be thankful for. At the same time, America is a nation deeply divided. It's little wonder then that we don't all agree on some things that we as a nation should have a sense of gratitude for.
A generation ago, civics classes used to be ubiquitous in public schools. Now, as more and more schools teach for standardized tests, the study of the government and the Constitution has fallen by the wayside.
To hear it from some people, you'd think that America was a terrible place with a terrible history with few redeeming qualities. Some of their points are valid, but they do not give a balanced perspective on our nation. Our Founding Fathers were men of wisdom and courage who sacrificed much and were prepared to give, even more, even their lives if necessary for us to gain our independence. That spirit of sacrifice, of putting liberty and freedom above our own lives and fortunes carries on to this day.
American exceptionalism is real, celebrate it!
Celebrating our country's fathers and our own. Happy Father's Day!
Happy Flag Day! If you have a picture of Old Glory you want to share, post in comments, we'd love to see it.