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I Do Not Think This Day Means What You Think It Means

“Independence aka Freedom is a thing which we all should respect from our heart. A lot of blood has be flowed to get this.”

“This Independence Day, we should all be a little more like Elle Woods.”

We all should feel blessed to live in a country as beautiful as ours. We are proud of who we are, and proud of where we are from. Every year we celebrate the Fourth of July, our nation’s birthday. On this day in 1776 we signed the Declaration of Independence and gained our freedom from Great Britain, and since that day we have basically been on top of the world.”

“Independence Day is both a time to celebrate with friends and family, and a time to be thankful for our country and forefathers who made it what it is.”

Barack Obama Omits A VERY IMPORTANT WORD From 4th Of July Address (SHOCK!)

During last year’s July 4th holiday weekend, while we celebrated with our families, watched fireworks, and thanked God for our blessed liberties… Obama released a July 4th video which completely ignores God. In past years, he ended his speeches with ‘God Bless you all’ and ‘So God, bless you all,’ and ‘May God bless the United States of America.’ This time, he ended it with an obnoxiously politically correct ending: ‘Thanks, everybody. From my family to yours, have a safe and happy Fourth of July.’ This is outrageous! As a Christian nation, it’s essential for our President to always respect and worship the Almighty.”

14 thoughts on “I Do Not Think This Day Means What You Think It Means”

  1. ella says:

    There have been articles concerning the sudden removal of the “God” from recruiting signs, a veteran making a standardized ceremonial speech which used the word “God”, being forcefully dragged out of the room by on duty soldiers. This in recent months – under Obama. It is disturbing to say the least that Obama is presiding over a government increasingly demonstrating a lack of “God” in its’ workings, not just public affairs. And the UN which is calling for much of the same now. But it does fit a very well known point in time.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Can you provide a link to the documented event regarding a veteran being forcibly dragged from a room by soldiers for using the word “God?” This sounds frankly like an urban myth.

      1. ella says:

        Out here in the country you don’t really find urban myths. Of course I could read one, but this is the link.
        http://abc7news.com/news/air-force-veteran-removed-from-ceremony-after-referencing-god-/1399165/

        Sort of like a former Secretary of State not being charged for gross negligence and misuse of classified information because she really didn’t intend any harm by it. That has to be an urban myth with as many other government officials as have been indicted for lesser infractions.

        1. Jim Cook says:

          Except, you forgot the second half of the story, in which the Air Force swiftly intervened to unequivocally preserve everybody’s free speech rights: http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/2016/06/22/air-force-talking-god-retirement-ceremonies-does-not-violate-policy/86243824/

          The reaction at the ceremony was not endorsed by the Air Force, and in fact was swiftly condemned by the Air Force. No problem, except that someone stepped out of line in their behavior and is being punished for it.

          1. ella says:

            That just states that the Sargent is considering a law suit against the Air Force.

    2. Jim Cook says:

      As for the concept of “God” not being an aspect of U.S. Government communications, well of course. Christians make up a decreasing share of the U.S. population, and the United States is not a theocracy. If you’re disturbed that the U.S. is not a theocracy, you’re certainly welcome to have your emotion, but I don’t share it.

      1. ella says:

        You know what? Only 52% of Americans are extremely proud to BE Americans. This is one of those reasons why. This was not only a basically Christian nation, we had an educational system next to none. That no longer holds true. Oddly enough there are enough people that remember the higher state of civilization that this nation once attained to cover more than 50%. That many remember when the United States actually led the world in science and technology. When the United States had the highest level of living standards and social standards in the world. Now the United States has degenerated into a state of lower living than Dubai.

        1. Jim Cook says:

          It has never been basically a Christian nation. The United States of America has always been a secular nation, with some religious people in it. Period.

          1. ella says:

            The American Indians had never heard of a Jew or Christian, but they had met a Counselor who they revered. Americans all knew that there were gods that included a Creator God. The English sent a boatload of never-do-wells to settle (or die trying) a piece of shoreline in “America”. They all said a prayer at the first Thanksgiving.

          2. ella says:

            The percentage is dropping. Only 75% of American citizens now identify with the Christian population.

  2. ella says:

    The United States is very nearly a Dictatorship with a pile of Chaos heaped in place of a Republican Democracy, a once Christian Democracy. Personally, I don’t care about the rest of you having any religion or not, but I have a right to my own beliefs. And that is whether there are laws protecting my beliefs or not. But if mine are not protected, why should any one else be protected. Yet everyone is running to the Supreme Court looking for legal protection to one form of lifestyle or another. Why mention that Obama left the word “God” out of a speech? There may come a day that many will wish they had thought about it more frequently, while others consider it applies to them personally. This is a very ragged, mixed, and mismatched country at this time if this is what it has come to.

  3. TRISKELION says:

    Ella, you have a lot to say with very little actual knowledge to inform it. There’s a separation of religion and state precisely to protect your right to your own beliefs. If you’re not proud of that aspect (and many others apparently) of this country, that’s fine; I’m not proud of the destruction my government perpetrates in my name. It’s actually a positive thing to think America can do better, in every respect. If we’re all waving the flag yelling “we’re the best” nothing will get better. I don’t know you, but my perception is that you could benefit from getting to know some people outside of your church circle.

    1. ella says:

      “This time, he ended it with an obnoxiously politically correct ending: ‘Thanks, everybody. From my family to yours, have a safe and happy Fourth of July.’ This is outrageous! As a Christian nation, it’s essential for our President to always respect and worship the Almighty.”” Jim Cook

      I cherish the freedoms our nation nurtures. Obama was not obligated to refer to a deity, but I have responded to this statement factually, not emotionally or even academically. I do not know to what you refer when you said: “Ella, you have a lot to say with very little actual knowledge to inform it. ” Triskelion
      There are many different divisions of the Christian church here and around the world. My philosophy is: it is far simpler to follow a leader than to entertain the concepts of many different people. Hope that does not offend anyone.
      It is good that you are proud of our nation, the way it developed into the highest standard of living in the world, the superior education it publicly provided its young people, and a form of government that is flexible, can change every 4 years to keep a balance of peace and prosperity for the people of our nation. All of that has eroded to some extent with time, not unexpected really, but we can rebuild those aspects of our society that need to be and pull ourselves back up to other nations who are advanced in some areas, with ease. We are a people eager to succeed and grow into what we can be. That could be the most exciting part of our existence on Earth.

      1. Jim Cook says:

        I didn’t say what you attribute to me, Ella.

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