Why I Love America

Tomorrow is the 4th of July so I like many Americans will be cooking out, enjoying friends and watching fireworks. Tonight, I wanted to say why I still believe America is the best country on earth. My grandfather was illiterate and my grandmother had an 8th grade education. They lived in the south and had 5 children. My mother was the oldest and when she graduated from high school she talked to her mother about going to college. My grandmother had the foresight to see the value of a college education in the 1940s. My mother along with her 4 siblings received college degrees when it was not the norm. Throughout my life my mother and father instilled in us the value of an education. Through education I have been able to do things that my forefathers never dreamed of doing. This is one of the reasons I love America. Here you do not have to be satisfied with your lot in life you have the capacity and the resources to change your destiny, and for me education has been the key. America is the land of opportunity.  I love this country because you can speak your mind without fear of reprisal. Our country is so diverse that you can have an Al Sharpton, Rush Limbaugh, Jesse Jackson and Ann Coulter all appear in a single day on one network. America is the land of diversity. I love America because on Sunday morning I can go to church or watch Meet the Press. I can opt for inspiration or conversation. This is a great country. I love America because every 4 years we elect a new leader, and in 2008 we elected our first black president. President Obama shied away from being branded as the black candidate, but he is, and his candidacy was a source of pride in the black community. I love America because tomorrow as I watch the fireworks I will be with my family and friends. My friends reflect America they are a rainbow of beautiful hues. America is far from perfect. There are many dark chapters in our country’s history, but the beauty of this land is when we fall we get back up and try again. So tomorrow on the 4th of July I will celebrate America’s greatness and America’s potential to be even greater. Have a great 4th!

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  • Doug  On July 7, 2010 at 2:43 am

    I have begun to despise America for one. The country I grew up in is now suing it’s own state due to federal failures to protect a border, and our “great” president won’t comment on it or talk to AZ state government yet is quick to sue. Black Panthers outside of polling places are not prosecuted (and this is a felony!). My tax dollars are growing a welfare state. I can go on and on on why this 4th of July was depressing for me and millions upon millions of Americans – What color may I ask will those beautiful hues turn to when our country is no longer the vision that the founding fathers had in mind when the Constitution was written. God Bless America before Obama transitioned it to a SOCIALIST country, and hopefully God will bless America when this thin-skinned idiot is out of office.

    Because he is the first black president does not make him anything other than the first black president. He ignores the majority and pushes through his own radical and socialist agenda. What is there to be proud of right now, what?!?!

  • musesofamom  On July 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I completely disagree with you but this is another reason I love America. We can agree to disagree and no one is hurt. In spite of the challenges I will continue to love my country.

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