A call from a friend in Canada brightened my day and made me re-think the things that had been weighing me down.
"Happy July forth!" my cheerful Canuck told me. I said thanks, and he went on as if he had somehow telepathically sensed my malaise about our political climate.
"I just called to say I'm really glad you guys are our next door neighbor," Vern said and then continued, "You know I'm thankful for our southern neighbors especially when one considers we could have someone like Iraq or something on the other side of the line."
That call cheered me up considerably and made me reassess what we in this country have and how little some people appreciate it. It is beyond my understanding why people like Bill Ayers, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Saul Alinsky, to name a few, hated the United States so much that they wanted to re-write history and rejoiced in pointing out our faults while ignoring all the good that Americans have done. What do they hope to accomplish, and with what do they think can replace this form of government?
Although my friend is a Canadian citizen, he flies the American flag on July 4th and for a full week after that. He says he'll send me a Canadian flag. I plan to fly it in appreciation of our northern neighbor. I wish I could say the same about our southern neighbor.