The odds of being born in this great country is 4.5% and that means you get the perk of being an American Citizen.
Which subsequently means you live by this oath .
*I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”*
I as an American Citizen give thanks, because my ancestors somewhere paid the price and by doing so, punched my ticket to be included in the fortunate 4.5%
The above picture is a sobering reminder of the cost of the freedoms. Over 1.1 million lives have been lost so that we have what we do today. To give some perspective that is the population of the state of Montana.
Over half of those deaths were in the civil war. A third of those were union soldiers fighting to end slavery.
We are the most prosperous nation ever known to man and have done more for freedom than any society in the history of man.
According to numerous studies our way of life, capitalism, is the best weapon to fight poverty in the world.
During the early 1980s, more than 42 percent of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty (earning less than $2 a day). In the Soviet Union, for example, 20 percent of the population—over 43 million people—lived on less than 75 rubles a month (roughly $120).
Fast forward to the 21st century, and less than 10 percent of the world’s population is extremely poor—a 33 percent decrease. The left-leaning Brookings Institution estimates that someone escapes extreme poverty every 1.2 seconds.
This country and its citizens are amazing. Because we emulate the phrase “ when things are the worst is when we are the best.”
So I for one, being a citizen, will continue the good fight, I will uphold the constitution and the laws of United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic and I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
Just to be clear, that last sentence signifies that I will never disrespect the flag or not stand for the national anthem, nor topple historic monuments, disgrace public property, riot, loot. I will not vote to defund the police. I will practice my right to protest and also my god given right to free speech.
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The time for sitting on the sidelines is over, support and respect the one million that have died for us to have the freedoms I have. To do just this, is one of them.
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Stay safe, God speed and God Bless America