Well, for those who think that guns should be banned from honest and law abiding citizens, it won't go well but for the rest of us, I for one salute them. The Second Amendment was established to give every law abiding America the right to bear arms and the Founders realized from their past experience that the biggest threat to our freedom is a government of force. Guns in the hands of good citizens are a means of reinforcing the integrity and honesty of a government in a democratic republic and good people are never the problem with guns. But that's just one of my takes on this action by an obviously patriotic business organization.
God and Old Glory. Think carefully about what that says: God and Old Glory. A nation which was clearly initiated by a Declaration of Independence which was inspired by God is a nation which is deserving of respect. And, of course, the symbol which Americans most easily recognize as representing their beliefs, our flag, Old Glory, is deserving of its honorable place. Thousands upon thousands of young Americans from day one have fought and died under that flag and so the link between our nation by tradition and heritage and the Almighty Creator is crystal clear. So, any time a business or individual wants to honor that foundation by putting God (as represented here by His Holy Word), the flag (Old Glory, her most cherished symbol) and guns (guaranteed by the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights) together as part of our nation's birthday is appropriate and I salute those who do so.
I remember years ago when the big automobile slog was Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet. Well, maybe Chatom Ford has come up with a better one: God, Guns, Old Glory and Ford. And since our family owns an F-150, that sounds good to me. Chevy lovers out there, don't worry, the free choice of what you want to drive is also part of our freedoms. But, in all seriousness, as we start the countdown to our national birthday next week, remember the importance of that Declaration of Independence, our Bill of Rights from the Constitution, and their relationship to both God and Old Glory as well as how they address the right to bear arms. Then say a prayer, salute the flag and celebrate the grandest nation with the best experiment in government ever created by man and stand tall for this land. God bless America and may she ever be free.