First and foremost to have been born in the greatest country to exist in history, The United States of America. It is young compared to most countries but it is definitely exceptional for a host of reasons. We were taught it’s history in our Catholic school-the good, the bad and the ugly. The narrative that our schools neglected our ugly past is nonsense. The fact that we have been taught our ugly past is one of the reasons our country is exceptional. Fortunately when our country has committed a wrong,good people have stepped forward to make sure we overcome it. We own up to our wrongs and look at the good people who overcame them as heroes.
We had people willing to die for our freedoms. From the American Revolution to the Civil War all the way to WWII. We had people willing to sacrifice their own lives to preserve our freedoms and the equality of ALL men we strive for with every generation. We’ve always managed to self correct.
Our Constitution is remarkable. It’s why i get so upset when i see it being violated. It’s meant to be the law of the land. When anything is in question we can turn to our Constitution to set us straight. i hate when people come to our country and are given the opportunity of a lifetime only to attack it either violently or verbally. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was a Somalian refugee who came to the U.S. as a teenager. She spent 4 yrs in a refugee camp. She’s anti American and anti Semitic. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you,she’s it. Nobody irritates me like she does. You don’t spit on the country that saves you. She’s not the only one that bothers me. Any one of the Democrat Marxists who think our country needs to be fundamentally transformed are clueless. Is there room for improvement in our country? Always. Does it need ‘fundamentally transformed’? Hell no! We are a Republic. The law of the land is the Constitution. Our rights are given to us by God, not government. Those are the tenets they want to transform. They believe the state can change the country into a utopia of their creation. They are ideologically bankrupt-that is never going to happen. We live in a less than perfect world. The purpose of government isn’t to give us a perfect world. The purpose of government is to protect our God given rights.
The second blessing i have was to be given a mom and dad that instilled values we could always fall back on. They weren’t perfect people but they were good people who lived through a great deal themselves. They went through the Great Depression and WWII. My father’s parents came here from Poland and escaped the Communists. My mother’s father came here from Italy after WWI under Pres Woodrow Wilson and married an American born woman. They didn’t have it easy. i think the problem with our generation is that we had it too easy. They wanted to make our lives better than the one they had and meant well as all generations of Americans have but we had far too much handed to us without the adversity they had to shape us. I’m grateful they tried to instill in us values that mattered and when the time came to wake up i had those values to draw on.
I will always be grateful to them that they brought us up in the Catholic faith. I’m especially grateful to live in a country that protects freedom of religion. Unfortunately the liberal culture here doesn’t get that our founding fathers were Christians who based the foundation of the new country on Judeo-Christian principles. It’s why the rights of these leftists are protected as much as mine as much as yours. As much as the left argues that we were founded on Judeo-Christian principles they definitely can’t argue that the founders were secular humanists like they are. I also owe a big thanks to the Sisters of Mercy who taught us. Some of them had the patience of saints.
Finally, i’m especially grateful to live in the time that Donald Trump was elected President and i hope to see him elected again in 2024. That would be the icing on the cake. If anyone can bring it up from the ashes of the Biden presidency it’s him. He may not be able to turn it around right away given the damage Biden,the Democrats and uniparty have done but i know he’s going to give it all he’s got. We have to send some MAGA candidates to Congress. No one person can do it all alone. We better get Pelosi and McConnell out the door. No 2 people stand in the way of America First and the American people like those 2. They’re 2 sides of the same coin(uniparty) and they have their proteges. Watch out for them. We don’t need more of the same.