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Patriotic pride never goes out of style.
Have you been paying attention, Maria? Half of our elected officials don't even know what our constitution says. The other half doesn't care. If the founding fathers were alive today, they would roll over in their graves.
I know it's not a laughing matter and I do like your photo. I am certain you do not need a lecture on patriotism from me, Yours is a serious photo and it commands serious attention. The lecture is for me, as a device to help clear out the cobwebs and the nonsense.
We all know about certain unalienable rights...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But I think we easily forget that next sentence,,,That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
I think we forget that part of the preamble to the Constitution, the part propounding purpose for the document...in order to...secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.
This is what our fathers (patrios) wanted for themselves and future generations. It is incumbent upon each generation to be ever vigilant so that the powers remain just and derived from the consent of the governed. Generations flow together very rapidly, so it isn't about pointing fingers at parents or children.
I'll go out on a limb here Maria. If you ask anyone to list the great presidents of the last century, you will hear the names Roosevelt, Kennedy and Reagan, some might even throw in a Clinton or Carter. My personal opinion (and I know it is just an opinion) is that they are all overshadowed by Eisenhower, a citizen soldier, not unlike Washington or Cincinnatus.
It's not so much about the pride or the style. I think it is more that
at some time we all walk this earth along side our fathers. That never
changes. I think it is about the continuity, Maria, the pride we feel for our fathers and the pride we hope they feel for us. What do you think?
I'm done. 5 points for getting me started.
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