Happy 4th of July!
I'm grateful for our freedoms (the ones remaining) and for the people who paid with their lives for those freedoms. I am!
But, frankly, I'm no longer what I'd consider 'patriotic.' (Gasp!)
No, our Country and it's government with its corrupt F.D.A, and E.P.A. (and its other lettered groups) and its hospitals which kill babies and schools which ban God from attending and teach unbiblical lifestyles--well, I'll pledge my allegiance to God, thank-you.
He's the only One who's got it right 100% of the time.
But again (lest you misunderstand) I am grateful for the freedoms we still have and for those people who paid for them.
And I'm thankful for you blog followers who read of my good and bad or sad journeys year following year. You are like an audience watching me on even my most normal days, inspiring me to behave myself rather than royally blowing it with a lousy attitude when times get rough.
So thanks. I need all the help I can get.
My latest gripe against the E.P.A.? Kristi wrote about it here. Just add it to a long list.... Sigh.
Yesterday I finally carried up our air-conditioner from the basement. The dream of not needing it this summer proved to be just that--a dream. But oh, God bless the person who invented air-conditioning! :)
Think we haven't lost any freedoms? Oh my, think again!
Our privacy and rights have been altered.
We're being forced to have our kids vaccinated.
Monsanto has all but removed our right to eat non-genetically-modified food and is on a mission to do away with all but their seeds.
Our rights to grow organic foods to sell or even for personal use are under attack.
These are just off the top of my head. There are many 'smaller' rights being taken away. One example: a dear elderly friend in California had a small pond on her property for 30 years then poof! She was forced by local government to either build a fence around it lest any children fall in, or have it filled-in. A widow, she didn't have the thousands of dollars it would have cost to fence in the pond in which her now-adult children had swam as kids--all without drowning, neighborhood kids included.
So tragically, she had it filled-in with dirt, then moved away soon after. I don't blame her--I loved that pond as a teenager when her daughter and I swam in it and went around it in their paddle boat.
That kind of thing is happening everywhere and frankly makes me mad.
Don't get me started.