Monday, July 05, 2021

Morning After 4th Of July--With No Regrets

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Yesterday America celebrated the 4th of July---Independence Day. Millions of us "hugged" our country and celebrated the greatest nation in the history of the world.

But not all of us.

A former US Senator announced she and her family started a new tradition this year. They watched the video of the "January 6 riot at the Capitol." And they will watch it every year on the 4th of July going forward.

The New York Times suggested that "Old Glory" no longer "unites us" and flying it gives people a "clue" about who you really are.

The Washington Post reported that the Statue of Liberty is a "symbol of hypocrisy," a "hollow promise."

This while tens of millions of us still believe America is the greatest nation in the history of the world--with no regrets.

Although our Founders who signed the Declaration paid a great price, I'm convinced they would have no regrets.

Be informed, not misled.

Over the weekend Democrat, former US Senator Clair McCaskill told MSNBC she and her family started a new tradition this year, "On the Fourth of July and every fourth of July going forward, we're going to watch video of the Capitol riot" of January 6.

Weird. But true. She actually said and did that.

Lady Liberty is a fraud.

While Jeff Bezos is preparing to go into space, his newspaper ---The Washington Post was telling all who would listen "the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of hypocrisy or unfulfilled promises."

He said, "Maybe it's time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up."

Post journalist Philip Kennicott wrote, 

"Indeed, if the statue has had any kind of stable meaning over its lifetime, it is not a symbol of liberty, but as a symbol of the misuses of liberty---as a hollow promise, unequally distributed and limited in its application to certain groups."

And this is from an award-winning journalist.

The pushback was significant. 

Bill Maher posted on Twitter "...the Statue of Liberty isn't a's a statue. There must be better things to write about."

But it's not really about "the statue," it's about hatred for America and what she stands for.

The left wants the benefits of our exceptional country, with no love, commitment, or passing respect.

NYT: " Flying Old Glory is now seen as a clue to one's political identity. "

The New York Times also had a kiss and tell feature article.

Once again the Left loves the benefits of living in America, without any commitment. In fact, a country that has given so many, to so much is often given nothing more than disdain in return.

The Times article claims our flag is "A Fourth of July symbol of unity that may no longer unite us... Supporters of former President Donald J. Trump have embraced the flag so fervently that many liberals have ...worry that the left has all but ceded the national emblem to the right."

They claim: "Today, flying the American flag from the back of a pick-up truck or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit, an imperfect one, to a person's affiliation in a deeply divided nation,"

The Times continues: "Politicizing the American flag is thus a perversion of its original intent."

The New York Times launched their long feature article of the story of a potato farmer trying to sell his produce in New York state. The farmer created a local landmark with an old beat-up potato trunk with a United States flag painted on it. 

The farmer, Peter Treiber Jr, has his truck parked along County Route 48 in Southhold in Long Island's Suffolk county, doing little more---he thought--- than drawing passers-by to his farm.

Until he tried to sell his produce.

At a local green market where he has been selling his harvest, he ran into trouble while trying to strike a deal. During the conversation, he let his true liberal "progressive" views slip out, tipping off the woman he was trying to sell to.

Mr. Treiber, who is 32, recalls, "She said, 'Oh whew',. You know, I wasn't so sure about you. I thought you were some flag-waving something-or-other." 

The farmer tells the Times it was because she said his old truck with the flag on it. He says, "It was a little sad to me. It shows the dichotomy of the country."

He reflected, "Do I need to reconsider having that out there?"

To many leftists, the Times declares, the flag has been co-opted by the right, but this is not true. 

America has been embraced by the right and rejected by the left.

They are constantly demanding that America be "remade," "reset," "rebuilt," or even "removed," becoming a place on earth without borders.

The Left demands the "fruit" of  America as their "right," while being unwilling to make a commitment to the nation that has given so much to so many.

The left characterizes the man who wants to live with his girlfriend, but is unwilling to make the commitment of marriage.

The men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew what commitment looked like.

Have you ever wondered what price the signers actually paid for their commitment to freedom and Independence?

So have I. 

So did the late Paul Harvey. He wrote "What Price Freedom?"

"Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army. One of the signers had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died of wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War."

I'll be talking more about this and the consequences of not standing for liberty and freedom today on our daily radio program.

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Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.