This week’s theme: America.
I don’t consider myself overly patriotic. But I do have a flag hanging in my room, and I like to whistle “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while I’m at work, and, on occasion, I am known to play “America, the Beautiful” on the piano.
This is a great country. Today I’m listing some things for which I’m glad to be in America.
1. Freedom of Religion – This one is probably one of our most important freedoms. It says that you can practice any religion you want…this is a little bit unheard of in World History. The Spanish Inquisition told people how to believe. The Crusades vanquished the unbelieving. Romans killed believers. But then, here comes this country…a country that says, hey, you can believe anything you want. Which is so true…I mean, how can you make somebody believe something? Could you ever make anyone believe?
2. Freedom in General – Hey, if I wanted to hang a big flag with a clown on it from my window, dress in all red with a yellow bow tie, drive a convertible in a thunderstorm, go to the doctor’s when I’m not sick and go to the candy store when I am sick…I can!
3. Capitalism – Oh yes!