The Fourth of July!

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Happy 4th of July y’all!

I am so incredibly thankful for the wondrous freedom we are able to have! We are so blessed to be able to say we live in a free country and I never want to take that for granted!

I want to start out by thanking people who are in or were in the army/military/navy/etc…THANK YOU SO MUCH! It is because of all of y’all that we can still have our freedom! So thank y’all so much! God bless all of you!

I also, would like to remind us all, of our Founding Fathers. I think it is so important for us to remember where we came from – the good, the bad, and the ugly. History sometimes isn’t pretty and sometimes it is; yet rather it be one or the other, we should learn it for what it is, not what others want us to think it is.

Here are some quotes by our Founding Fathers and my thoughts on them:

“If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent may we be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington
This is extremely important. People should be able to say what they believe without being bullied.
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson
Ditto what I said earlier. People in this day and age get offended so easily. Not always, but in many cases, people today freak out if you have an opinion different than theirs. Sometimes, they even go to the extreme that if you don’t agree with them, then you must hate them. How ridiculous! If our Founding Fathers had, had that attitude there would be no United States of America!
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” – James Madison
Now, I understand that we do not want shootings to happen. I don’t either. However, I would suggest that there is a deeper issue here than just gun control. I would suggest that this is a heart issue not a gun issue. If we address the real reason for what causes these incidents, then I believe the shootings will lessen. If we just observe what is on the surface, we will never fix the real problem.
I hope y’all have a great 4th of July!
– Southern Dreamer

 

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