United States of Motherhood: Bless America

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Bless America

I thought it was fitting to thank all the troops on this 4th of July who are making the ultimate sacrifice:

  • It is THE soldier, not the journalist that has given us freedom of the press.

  • It is the soldier, not the politician or war protestor, that has given us freedom of speech.

  • It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate.

  • It is the soldier, not the attorney who has given us the right to free trial.

  • It is the soldier who salutes the flag, fights under the flag, and is draped with the flag upon death, who protects the right to burn that same flag.

Remember, your freedom is not free. It is paid for dearly by those who serve our country. Regardless of your views of the Iraqi war, let us respect and honor their sacrifice:

Happy 231st Birthday America!

1 comment:

Island Girl said...

I just saw this post looking through your archives. Your words are so, so true and something I feel most adults my age (20s) are apparently unaware of.

I read a quote once along the lines of 'Peace has always been secured by prior periods of armed conflict' - I'm not going to be able to remember the precise quote or source (how helpful of me!) but it stuck in my mind.

I would describe myself as politically centre now. I get pretty confused by/frustrated with the left these days (my former political home).

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