Saturday, August 28, 2010

Restoring Honor

I wish I were going here today.

Not because I am a member of the Tea Party.  I'm not.  I'm not a republican, a democrat, a socialist, a communist, an exclusionist, an 'ist' anything.

I am a patriot who loves my country. I love my freedoms and the God given agency to choose for myself as to whom I will worship, when and how.  I love that I can work hard for what I earn, and have the freedom of choice in helping and assisting others.

I am a citizen of the United States of America. I love the constitution.  I love my flag.  I love all the men and women who daily sacrifice and serve to preserve those freedoms for me.  I love pledging my allegiance to my flag, and singing my national anthem.

 I love God and believe he divinely inspired this country's founding fathers.

I would simply like to go to be with others who feel similar and to soak up that feeling of patriotism.  To soak up that Spirit of unity and pride in our country.  To be inspired to become active in doing all I can to protect my homeland.  To be surrounded by others who appreciate what my son has chosen to do.

That's why I wish I were going.

However, stay tuned to Pedaling's blog.  She's there. She'll make a full report.  And for those of us who are merely watching and or listening to the events at home, may we also catch the vision of bringing God back into our lives, into our constitution and into our country.

God Bless America


Cherie said...

I love that Peddling is there!!
I totally wish I was there - I think it is awesome!
Change is definately happening and it makes me happy!

Sue said...

I wanted to be there too!! can't wait to hear all about it.

Missy said...

Very well said. I have watched some coverage on the news!

Cheeseboy said...

Even though I have very opposite political views than Peddling, I respect and love the fact that she is there and that she is committed to her country.

Gloria (The Mamafamilias) said...

Love the post. My sister was there. I would have loved to have been there as well, but I had already committed to a big Relief Society activity for today. Dang it. Love Pedaling's blog. Thanks for posting the link.

Let freedom ring.

tammy said...

Amen sister. You stated it well.

And I like to say I'm part of the 'Common Sense' party.

Pedaling said...

a high five to cheeseboy!
anyone with opposite political views, who can still maintain friendships and a bit of respect is a-ok in my book. makes me love him even more!

thanks for the link.
i have been limited on posting time (sooo much to see) but, still am planning on getting down more words with the images in the coming days.

Garden of Egan said...

Beautiful thoughts Em! I agree with you.

Mae Rae said...

fingers to the brim of my hat and as always...kudos my friend.