So, isn't it time to take a different approach and accentuate the positive about America instead of the negative? After all, this great experiment in free government is still the model for the world to see, but for it to work each of us must become engaged, understand the wonderful way it was designed to work and then act accordingly. Alexis de Tocqueville, a very wise Frenchman who visited this country and marveled at it years ago, saw the wonders of the land but also saw the potential pitfall. That pitfall would come when those who weren't really into the nation but into self-interest put themselves first and abused the system. America is made for productivity and work, and when we strive for that, we all succeed and the land prospers. When the takers outnumber the makers, a major problem lurks. That's approximately where we find ourselves today.
Look, I understand there are some in high places in business who take advantage of workers, but I also know that there are some lazy citizens who also expect something for nothing. So, we need to change the outlook from all sides and look at what is truly great and good about this land, from her beauty and self-riches to the millions and millions of citizens who truly want this land to stay free and prosperous. So, as stated before, let's accentuate the positive and use the energy that will provide the impetus to move upward for all. After all, if America is, as some think, such a bad place, why do you think so many from other places want so badly to come here? Why do those who constantly scorn her and say they will leave always stay? They know what America can be and they want to take advantage of it. And if they want to come legally and follow the rules for admission, this sovereign land is willing to have them.
The Fourth of July is soon upon us. How about if we redouble our efforts to look at America with a glass half full instead of half empty? When we do, we'll see that it's much more than half full, it's probably closer to ninety plus percent. With that viewpoint, closing the gap to reach one hundred percent is doable.
If we are citizens, this is our country and it is incumbent on each of us to quit the whining and moaning and do our part to make it better. But we won't do it under a tyrannical system of government which only, in the end, causes pain and anguish. No, we'll do it by marveling in the genius of the system of government founded by those wise men in the latter 1700s, men who risked their all so that America might be free. And the world has been jealous ever since.
Savor our past, work diligently for our future and the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave will not be going anywhere but up. The most generous nation the world has ever seen will still be a leader of the world, only a leader which puts her own first while assisting others in need with a properly placed hand.
Celebrate America and may she always be a Nation under God. In the words of Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty or give me death."