Friday, May 18, 2007

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner. For many Americans the day is nothing more than the beginning of the summer season, a time for barbecues and trips to the lake. For those of us who truly love our country it is a time of thanks for the ultimate sacrifice untold thousands of people made in the defense of their country.

The state of affairs in our country today makes me wonder, were those deaths in vain? Has our country strayed so far from the principles upon which it was founded that those who died in its defense would no longer recognize it?

We have a government that seems to have forgotten that we are the employers and they are there to serve We the people, not the other way around. Our voices are ignored and the best interests of our country are sold down the drain to multinational corporations and special interests.

So, on this Memorial Day, I would like to ask that each of you reading this, get out a copy of the Constitution and read through it. Familiarize yourselves with the duties and limitations it places upon our government. Then remember that these elected officials only stay in office because you continue to vote for them. Then think about the lives lost defending this country and the principles outlined in that document. It is up to you to ensure that those who died, did not do so in vain.

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