Remember When…..

Remember when America was the example of freedom?

Remember when America wielded the biggest stick; the mightiest, most feared military in the world, with humility.

Remember when no country, group or organization dared harm an American citizen because they knew they would incur the wrath of a country united?

Remember when America worked hard and tried to develop a brighter future for the next generation?

Remember when America looked to the Constitution and Bill of Rights as the guiding Documents for our leadership and actions?

Remember when the Declaration of Independence meant something?  That the reasons for our separation from Britain resonated in our culture?

Remember when opponents did not have to be enemies?

Remember when opponents were trying to win and not destroy

Remember when our congressmen could argue and debate all day and enjoy a meal together in friendship in the evening.

Remember when we were allowed to disagree…without becoming disagreeable?

Remember when we allowed the 10 Commandments to guides our behavior, our culture and our country, regardless of our religious affiliation?

Remember when we held people accountable and didn’t make excuses for bad behavior?

Remember when the news channels reported the news in an unbiased way, regardless of their own beliefs?

Remember when America stood up to bullies

Remember when America stood with our friends

Remember when America stood for something

Remember when people of other nations sought to Immigrate to America for opportunity and not for handouts.

Remember when community matters?

Remember when neighbors cared and helped each other

Remember when neighbors knew each other?

Remember when neighbors watched out for each other, and didn’t need “neighborhood watch” signs to care?

Remember family?

Remember when how we presented ourselves mattered?

Remember when we cared about politeness and propriety?

Remember when we cared about our country?

Remember when we cared?

 

What happened?

We became lazy.

We became complacent.

We became satisfied.

We became apathetic.

We simply stopped caring

We said, “let them handle it”

We allowed scandal and infighting to become normal and acceptable

We decided that “that’s just the way it is”

We came to believe that we did not matter, and quit.

We allowed others to bully our country, and gave no response other than to apologize.

We accepted that these attacks were “normal” and ok, somehow we deserved them

We gave others power and authority over us

We turned the leadership of our lives over to government.

We forgot that ours is to serve.

We sought to be served.

We allowed the government to assume the responsibilities that we should bear or our community should bear.

We stopped going to church’s, synagogues, or other houses of worship

We lost community.

Hedges and white picket fences were replaces with chain link, block or solid wood barriers.

We do not even no our neighbors names.

We stay inside, pull our blinds and lock our doors.

We yielded our streets to criminals

We gave up our right and ability to protect and defend ourselves, our loved ones and our property.

We gave up our right to free speech by refusing to speak.

The press became political/ideological tools instead of independent fact reporting agencies

We crawled inside the internet and forgot about what is happening in the real world.

We are quick to respond to the newest challenge or social media trend

We yielded our right to vote by not voting

We yielded our right to vote for the candidate or issue in an informed way by refusing to be educated.

We yielded logic and wisdom to emotion and mob rule

We decided that others could work so we could reap the benefits of their hard work.

We removed any accountability from society.  Whether it be God, the Bible, the 10 Commandments, rules, victory by hard work, or responsibility.

We began to teach our kids that they were ok, even if they were not.

We began to kill our children

We stopped growing as a nation.  In number of citizens or in innovation.

We stopped monitoring our borders and who was coming into our country.

We stopped enforcing our laws and restricted Law Enforcement from doing their work.

We cut our military

We became more concerned with compromise and “cease fire” than victory.

We forgot that without real victory there can be no real peace.

We told our men that they should not act like men

We told our women that they should not act like women.

We became selfish, self-centered and arrogant.

We said guns are evil and nobody needs them

We stopped letting our kids play army in the back yard and placed them in front of a game console killing virtually instead.

We became wimps

We reverted to babies.

We became pampered. 

We are losing America.

 

How do we improve?

Repent

Change course

Return to our roots of Patriotism

Return to our roots of responsible citizenship

Turn away from wimpyness and embrace strength

This will take hard work

This will take hard choices.

This will take dedication

This will take some house cleaning.

Build our military into the mighty force it should be

Take back our streets

Take back our borders

Be prepared to defend ourselves in our homes, our communities, our nation and overseas.

Live and enforce our Constitution and Bill of Rights

Demand that our leaders do the same

Stop making and accepting excuses

Stand Up and Speak Out

Do what is necessary to reclaim our America

Go to Church

Read the Bible

Go knock on your neighbors door with a plate of Brownies and introduce yourself

Research the candidates and the issues

Be involved

VOTE

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