4th Of July 2022

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on Earth.”–Eleanor Roosevelt

This 4th of July comes at a time when our nation’s founding values and the contitutional democratic republic are in serious peril. There are a great many people who fervently wish to curtail the human rights of those citizens they dislike. Something akin to authoritarian theocracy powers their desire. Cherry-picking the Constitution strengthens their rhetoric. There are several thousand who wish to discard the U.S. Constitution entirely.

The United States of America is an experiment in progress with much to be grateful for. The land is filled with nature’s wonders. There is an abundance of resources–natural and human. We have history and promise for people of all ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, nationalities, and whatever categories we belong to.

We must be vigilant about self-centered, power thirsty, toxic people muddying our country’s beauty, creativity, romance, and liberties shared by all. America needs fair-minded, cheerful citizens who display their faith in our nation by working to maintain and expand upon its promise of freedom and liberty for all.

While we rightfully celebrate the birthday of the United States of America with parades, picnics, and fireworks, it is important to take a few moments to remember that our freedoms are fragile and vulnerable. We must maintain eternal vigilance against enemies foreign and domestic. Otherwise, we might not realize how close we are to losing our democratic republic.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 20th century American author and playwright, Sinclair Lewis. “Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally, I know she is better than every other country.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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8 Responses to 4th Of July 2022

  1. M. says:

    Well this is a very truthful and cynical post, pretty much nailed it. Happy Monday my friend.

  2. Very well said, especially your last paragraph

  3. Happy 4th! ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿงจ๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ˜Š

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