We created this American Flag for Whole Foods
Soon the Fourth of July will be here and people will be thinking of BBQ’s, Picnic’s, Fireworks, Camping and family get together’s of all kinds.
But what does this Holiday really mean? Am I proud to be an American by displaying the American Flag outside my house or does it mean honoring our fore fathers who so gallantly fought the British for the rights we now enjoy or is it to salute those who bravely defended our country through out the years.
I guess there is no real right or wrong way to describe what is an American. Some say it just means I was born in North America the US of A and that’s all. Others boast they are American’s all the time by wearing a label pin of the American Flag. Whose right? I don’t know.
The country has become more polarized since I was a pup, Democrats and Republicans could talk to each other civilly and compromise to make things better for all Americans.
Today both parties are more interest in protecting their own turf and making it stronger at the expense of the other. Compromise is something long forgotten. Big donors are catered to at the expense of the average American citizen.
Thinking back to the last election cycle, why did each party spend so much to elect their candidates. The positions they were running for paid a mere pittance of the total spent by each party. Something is very wrong here.
Candidates walked door to door and met the voters in the days of old, now you have Robo calls and mud slinging TV and Radio ads 24 / 7. Is this what we have to tolerate, we should demand better.
I am proud to be a second generation American, the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are cherished by me. I am a middle of the road kind of guy, don’t lean left or right. Know the words to the Star Spangled Banner and sing them terribly but goose bumps still come to me each time I hear the words.
So I leave you with this thought. What does it mean to you, to be an American? Happy 4th of July !!!!