Happy birthday to the greatest nation in the world, something we should never apologize for. May this birthday mark the resurgence of patriotism and defiance of those who would try to fundamentally transform this nation or change its founding documents in order to enslave our citizens.
Red Skelton’s 1969 description of the Pledge is right on and appropriate even after all this time:
God bless the men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces and God bless those who oppose tyranny and refuse to allow our nation to continue down the path of government intrusion and control of its people.
Today we celebrate our Independence which started with defiance of authority by brave men who were tired of tyranny. Let us never fear government.
Let us make government fear us.
Never surrender, never submit.