Summer vacay. This week I am celebrating my freedom by safely traveling abroad as an American citizen. I arrived in Panama Sunday and will finish up the week in Costa Rica.
This isn’t intended to be a religious post, but I’d like to describe my own feelings of citizenship by noting Apostle Paul. Paul was a Roman. He had many different descriptors over his lifetime, but being a Roman saved his life multiple times. Regardless of where his adventures took him or how badly others wanted to hurt him, finding out he was a Roman gave them pause. The label and citizenship meant something to the entire known world.
I am an American. That label means different things to different people, but no matter what – it means something to just about every person in the world. Whether or not people agree with the actions of our government, the label of being an American citizen means you walk with certain rights and protection. Many men have died to uphold our country’s reputation and to define our label. Like Lee Greenwood, I’m very proud to be an American.
I hope all of you have a wonderful 4th of July with your families. Let the label be a unifier today: Hug a liberal. Hold the door for a Pro-TSPLOSTer. Refrain from sucker punching the guy who won’t take his hat off during the national anthem.
Since I will miss all the parades, speeches and BBQ, know that I’ll be celebrating with you guys in spirit.
I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America,and to the republic, for which it stands,one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.