Proud American

Ok, I know I am not exactly timely on this, but I think of it every time I see or hear her.  “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country”.  Wow.  The first time I heard this, I thought I had to be mistaken.  How could she have the audacity to utter those words?  Does she have any idea how many thousands of men have given their lives to make this country what it is?  She seems like an intelligent lady, so I’m sure she must.  Does she just not care?  She can’t be proud of her country unless her husband is on his way to locking up the presidential election?

This is the greatest country on Earth.  A country that has strong values, a country that lends a hand when it’s needed.  A country that is willing to fight for freedom at home and abroad.  And she can be raised here and not be proud?  I wonder what she did feel.  Embarrassment?  Shame?  Contempt?

There are some things that can never be forgotten; or forgiven.  Nor should they be.  For me, this is one of them.

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