Six years ago, on February 18, 2008. Michelle Obama said, “For the first time in my adult lifetime I am proud of my country.”
That was the beginning of my dislike for this country. As of June 26, 2015, I must say, for the first time in MY adult lifetime, I am ASHAMED of my country.
Don’t misunderstand me – I love my country. I love its founding principles of Truth and Justice and Liberty. I love its exceptionalism. I honor and respect those who sacrificed their lives to provide it for us and to protect our freedoms.
I love the America that I once knew. I hate the new Amerika that now exists; the socialistic Amerika that Michelle loves.
Amerika is no longer a free constitutional, representative republic. It is now controlled by a lawless psychopath who boldly stood before us and promised to “fundamentally change America” if we elected Him. Unfortunately, that is one of the few times He ever told the truth; it is one promise He has kept.
Today, for all practical purposes, we have a banana republic. We have lost many of our enumerated rights. Our dithering president is arrogant, inept, and dangerously foolish. Congress is feckless and self-serving. And, as of June 26, we now have a handful of unelected and unaccountable judges who have illegitimately usurped authority and who have created and imposed laws on, what, formerly, were free and sovereign states. And we are in moral chaos; Up is down; black is white; good is bad; right is wrong, and men are women.
From this story of our National Anthem, we see just how important it was then, for the patriots of the Revolutionary war, to protect the symbol of our freedom and how determined our enemy was to try to destroy it. America has always been protective and emotional about our flag.
Today, just a few days before July 4, the Stars and Stripes; the symbol that once flew proudly over so much that was good, has been co-opted and remains to fly over a nation of people that have forgotten their history or don’t even care.
So most of the brain dead masses don’t get it. Now our flag flies as a symbol of the country that now is.
There is one more “change” that I wish Obama would make; I wish that His new oppressive, totalitarian government would fly a different flag and stop disrespecting and degrading our “Old Glory.”
This year, for me, Independence Day will be a special holiday because I will honor the memory of a great, once free, nation that is now on life support. I will pledge my allegiance to the flag of the United States of America with this qualifier; my allegiance will never be to the lawless banana republic that now exists; it is to the constitutional "Republic for which it (the flag) stands."
May God Bless America.