Sometimes it is easy to become disappointed and dejected when our Government commits some new outrage in our name. Unfortunately patriotism takes the hit when the Empire bombs some unfortunate village or imprisons another targeted individual or water-boards someone. We can fall into the mistake of seeing the Flag and the Country as “Theirs” and thus mock or reject our own heritage. We need not lose faith because this Flag and the Republic it symbolizes is not Theirs, it’s Ours.
Celebrate today the American Revolution, the overturning of Kings and nobility, the vanquishing of an Imperial Army and the foundation of a Republic based in liberty and equality with a dedication to the rule of law. Look forward to a day when the Empire is destroyed and the Republic restored when the robber barons and money lords have fallen and a democracy, political and economic, takes their place.
HAPPY 4th of JULY