Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Happy Birthday America!!!

Happy Fourth of July!

Every single country and every single person on this Earth has the 4th of July on their calendars, but only those 300+ million of us AMERICANS celebrate this day. Why? Because in 1776, a group of men decided that this country wanted to be free, to be independent. We celebrate the birth of our great nation the day that John Hancock put his large signature on the Declaration of Independence, a letter that proclaimed that tyranny and unfair taxation and unfair governing from 3,000 miles away would no longer be tolerated on the other side of the Atlantic.

Since then, the beauty and grandness of the freedom of America has been tested, detested, and has faced some terrible threats. From the vicious red coats to the battles between our own people to the Axis powers to the terrorists of today, and every threat in between, there has been one force standing between our freedoms and anarchy and chaos. That one, strong, true, diligent force is our Armed Forces.

Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard all stand in the way of fear, invasion, and the tyranny we deposed in 1776. Men and women from all walks of life have taken part in that line of defense for you and me, far too many have given the ultimate sacrifice for us. It is unfortunate that so many lives must be lost to save so many others, but that is the nature of the beast. When you have something so precious as freedom, others want it or want to destroy it. It is our men and women in uniform that fight, get injured, and possibly die to protect that freedom for us.

Today, as you grill and mope about the work you have to do this shortened week, consider this. There are thousands of men and women who do not get today off. They are fighting for a free Afghanistan and Iraq so we can be safer at home. With Bin Laden on the run, Al Zarqawi dead, and Sadam Hussein in jail, our world is much safer. There are men and women suffering and sacrificing for you and me while we eat grilled hotdogs and burn our thumbs on sparklers.

Today, remember those who dont get a short work week. Just because you arent at work, dont think for one second someone else isnt picking up the slack. If you get a chance, thank a soldier. Thank them for serving. Thank them for signing up to be a part of something so selfless as to be willing to die for your freedom.

That is a major part of what today is all about. Its about enjoying our freedom and what makes America great. It is also about remembering why and how we got our freedom in the first place.

God bless the United States. God bless our soldiers.

About Me...And This Blog Site...

My name is David A. Ebert, the oldest of two siblings produced by my parents, Leah and David G. Ebert. We are all Republicans, but I take it a toke or two...well, closer to 10 tokes...further than my parents,

I am very much a Right Wing Conservative. I am a Reagan Conservative. I believe Americans, in general, are smarter than elected officials in Washington, DC. We should be more in charge than the Government.

We, as individuals and families, should have more responsibility over our own, hard-earned money and not send more and more and more taxes to the out-of-touch politicians. I believe the government is there to serve us, and not us to serve them.

I believe in America's greatness and that, overall, we are the most generous, forgiving, intelligent, and genuinely decent country in the world. I also believe that we are the most powerful nation in the history of the world, but do not use that power to hold over the collective heads of other nations.

I believe that low taxes, intelligent spending of those tax revenues, strong initiatives on defense and education, and small government influence on the day-to-day lives of Americans are some of the most important ideals related to how the US should be operated.I believe in the freedoms granted by the US Constitution. I believe that judges should uphold and interpret the laws as written in the US Constitution, and not refer to any foreign legislation to make their historic decisions.

I believe the First Amendment, as well as the entire Bill of Rights, are the most important laws this world has ever seen.

I believe abortion is WRONG. I believe that homosexuality is WRONG. I believe that allowing anyone to publicly debate the possibility of lowering the age of consent, especially for young boys to consent to older men, is a tragedy of morality. I believe that organizations like NAMBLA should be publicly shunned and not given a platform to spew their harmful and dangerous rhetoric.

I believe there is a sad lacking in the ability of our nation to appreciate and accept self responsibility. We, as a nation, blame daddy, racism, sexism, classism, mommy, the mean teacher, the mean little league coach, the loud mouthed uncle, the financial status of the neighborhood in which we grew up in, and a million and one other reasons why we do not succeed. How often do we, as a nation, take the blame for our own mistakes? How often do you hear someone accept responsibility for their own mistakes? How often?

I am conservative. I am worried about the future of the country and the planet, especially if O-BOMB-A or Billary Clinton make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I will start posting my fears, my hopes, my ideas as they all relate to news and politics. I hope to open some eyes and change some opinions with my writings. Most of all, I hope you will read my words and be inspired to find the truth...and not rely on Chris Matthews or Keith Olberman or Katie Couric or Matt Lauer for your opinions. I hope you will break the mold and do something unreal...unexpected...do something that O-BOMB-A and Billary are afraid of you doing...


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