With 4th of July tomorrow and families questioning whether they should purchase fireworks, this could be an opportunity instead to plan a patriotic celebration for kids and family.
The 4th of July, Independence Day is an excellent time to reflect on America's rich history and shut the liberal doom and gloomers up. When you stand up for America, you show what you are made of, you show the strangth this country was built on.
Today's convenient Americans buy in to everything America has to offer except American identity. Asian-Americans. African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, come to America, prosper, raise families and still shun calling themselves "American."
Teddy Roosevelt described this problem October 12, 1915: There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.
The liberal left in America stand for nothing. They complain, they criticize, the try to tear down and destroy, but they stand for nothing.
Today's children are bombarded at school by liberal, anti-American teachers. These teachers rewrite history, and tell our children that America is evil, bad, a bully, arrogant and must be neutralized. Parents can combat this by making sure that our children know American history, and are proud of America.
Misery loves company, so the liberals drag innocent children into their web of deceipt. And since they stand for nothing, they are so emotionally invested in anger, misery and hatred, that they cannot pull out now.
If your kids watch television this weekend, watch the History Channel. Take a look at the Military channel. Read Lynn Cheney's books America : A Patriotic Primer and A Time for Freedom.
Study up on the Constitution. Read everything Theodore Roosevelt wrote. A great book is Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris. I am currently reading Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David McCullough.
We successfully raised two patriotic sons. One has chosen a military career. The other believes in the American free market and is in business with us. Both vote and are proud of their country. They grew up secure and proud to belong as Americans - they believe in America.
Do you believe in this country? Because liberals don't believe in anything and don't stand up for America, they are insecure and fearful. Patriotism and nationalism allows us to feel confident and secure in our confidence in the goodness and strength of America. Stand up For America and you are standing up for you, your family, and your friends and neighbors.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt