"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
As we gather with family and friends near and far, we should take a moment to give thanks for the many benefits we enjoy and to remember those who can't be with family and friends who are on active duty guaranteeing those benefits.
The freedoms outlined in the First Amendment sometimes make finding the truth very difficult and all too often, we don't take the time to seek the truth or challenge the veracity of what we are told. Some it would seem, don't care to. All they seem to hear are politicians and talking heads playing to their worst fears.
As I try to balance the sanctity of giving thanks to those who serve and have served, with the angst I feel at the messages of the many political ads and political events we are bombarded with no matter whether on TV or surfing the Internet, I worry. I worry about whether we will ever get to a point where we can once again stand together as a nation of mostly immigrants and accept that we can have different views and opinions and still co-exist peacefully. I worry that we will continue to spend so much time on finding dirt and conducting witch hunts, that we will be so distracted that it will prevent us from even recognizing the real enemies of America , never mind defending her. In many ways, we have become our own worst enemy.
I refuse to go down the path of gloom and doom, where the glass is always half empty, disaster is just around the corner and a conspiracy is waiting at every turn. Reality after all is far less scary than what we imagine it will be. I won't be drawn into it and I truly believe that our best days are still ahead of us.
United we stand. Divided we fall