Colin Kaepernick of 49ers
Retired police officer Chris Amos, a father of three, had the spotlight shone on him while he was still in uniform. Amos shot and killed a young minority male and was given paid leave.
He is exactly the type of police officer that Kaepernick spoke about when he said, “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
However, Amos decided to show Kaepernick something that the NFL player didn’t know: that they were more alike than he realized.
The 4th of July has come and gone and many people think of the holiday as a day they get off work or a day they see the fireworks.
We as Americans take what we have as people of that nation for granted. What do we have; just the greatest nation for opportunity and freedoms that has ever existed in history. If you agree with this statement you I know that there are some that do not agree but think that we are a nation of greed and evil. History tells us the heart of this nation when it began and the direction and ideals that still, thank God, exist today. The document that spells it out is the Declaration of Independence pinned July 4th, 1776 by a group of men that sacrificed dearly for the words and their oaths to stand by them to the death.” We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This statement from this document is the center of the American dream of liberty. The authors and signers of this document considered the rights given by God and unalienable. Unalienable means: incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another. They are inseparable as a goal of the human experience and should be cherished and protected. Continue reading
As a nation, we are 234 years old. Not the longest time to be a nation at all others have existed many more years. But there is special about the United States of America both in it’s beginning and present day. 13 colonies banded together to throw off the government of the most powerful nation of that day England. The odds were against them but somehow they prevailed and became a new “nation concealed in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. We as Lincoln are engaged in a great Civil War again. Not one of guns and bombs but of ideas and laws. Progressive thoughts and ideas are ruling the day in almost all governments in the United States of America. The Congress and President using these ideas have changed the country from one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to managed health care, freedom for illegals, and uncertainty of the future and fewer jobs. Continue reading