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"Seize the Day" folks........its all we have for certain!

An Apology............
Posted:Jul 15, 2019 8:03 am
Last Updated:Jul 15, 2019 5:32 pm
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...........for those who feel they need or deserve one!
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Change..............
Posted:Jul 9, 2019 4:43 am
Last Updated:Jul 11, 2019 6:10 pm
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.......of "good and evil"
Posted:Jul 7, 2019 3:41 pm
Last Updated:Jul 10, 2019 3:02 pm
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"Shining City on the Hill"
Posted:Jul 4, 2019 4:58 am
Last Updated:Jul 9, 2019 4:27 am
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On this Independence Day, I love thinking about people like Colin Kaepernick who have visceral hate of this country but, thanks to this country, lives in a multimillion-dollar mansion just because he can toss a football around. He said the Betsy Ross flag reminded him of slavery. What slavery did Kaepernick ever experience that he is being reminded of?

Today should not be a day that only celebrates the events of 243-years ago. Today should be a celebration of the freedoms we need to preserve in 2019.

Mr. Kaepernick seems to not be aware that this nation, just a mere 150 or so years ago, fought a very bloody conflict that nearly tore us apart to end that practice of slavery. And we fought hard in the 20th-century to end racial injustices.

July 4, 1776 was only the beginning of a journey, a journey we are still taking today. Sure, along the way we have gotten lost a few times and have made mistakes. But we also worked and fought hard to correct those mistakes. And we will continue to make and correct mistakes. But our ability to correct those mistakes only proves our greatness as a nation.

Today, unlike Britain, a United States citizen cannot be thrown into jail for what they post on social media. The US has nothing like the UK's 2003 Communication Act which nebulously defines "hate speech" and allows the police to arrest you if you run afoul of the definition de jour.

I see overcrowding in migrant detention facilities because people are trying to get into this country and not out. Celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Bryan Cranston, and company keep threatening to move to Canada but somehow never do. I don't see Kaepernick or Spike Lee heading out. The left always tells us how great Sweden and Canada are. Then why don't they move? These people cry how wrong American capitalism is while making millions as a result of it.

During her failed 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton said: "we don't need to make America great again because America never stopped being great." Fair enough! But if it "never stopped being great" why does the left want to change it?

On this Independence Day let's remember our freedoms. But, most of all, let's continue to fight to keep those freedoms and not surrender them to the totalitarianism that the left wants Washington to become. And while we are busy denigrating and tearing down statues of the founders of this country let us remember that it was those founders who were responsible for the freedoms we enjoy today.

We may not be perfect, but we are still that "Shining city on the hill."

......Charles E. Brown
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