(If you are a regular reader of my newsletter, you may recognize the first paragraph. As you continue reading, you’ll notice I’ve added additional expressions of freedom for our mutual encouragement).
Last weekend, I attended the Ryder Cup, a championship golf event involving the best of the best golfers from the United States and the European Union. What a great thing to see Americans being proud to be Americans! There we were in a sea of red, white, and blue apparel, flags waving everywhere, and chants of “USA, USA!” We received notice that masques (misspelling intentional) were to be worn inside and outside. Not one masque was being worn outside because the sun was brilliantly shining, spacing was available to those who chose to do so, and because there was a sense of caution and awareness, not fear. It had nothing to do with rich vs. poor or any political bent at all. Americans being Americans, united in cheering for their country and enjoying their citizenship. Freedom. I love it.
But, there’s more in our sweet land of liberty…
Parents are signing up to speak at board meetings, taking media interviews, and browsing the school library to see what books are being made available to their children. When books are found that disclose material not relevant to or acceptable for school-age children, parents are exposing objectionable sections aloud so taxpayers can learn what’s in the library for their kids and neighbors to read.
I’m so grateful for parents who take charge of their children’s education by demanding their tax dollars be spent to educate, not indoctrinate children. Red flags of warning are going up throughout the country. Parents are demanding that the school library use “A” rated, not “X” rated materials when it comes to our younger citizens. When freedom is used wisely, I love it.
Just when you thought all had gone to the dogs, God bless America…
I had the opportunity to briefly view a military blog for families of new recruits. This is the stuff you never hear about in the news. I know what we see and hear on TV from the military brass lately. Set that aside for a moment. Right now, there are women praying for the needs of new military recruits and their families, whether it be loneliness, illness, or sadness. Americans are cheering on fellow citizens at all hours of the day and night, welcoming them into the group of those whose loved ones serve our country. Those who are experienced help new members as they navigate life on the military support road. Yes, many young men and women are still signing up to serve. Boot camp is still “ a thing.” Families still long to see their loved ones who continue to serve us in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Guarding our freedom. Helping each other. I have hope for our country.
This is Common Sense Civics and Citizenship.🇺🇸