American at Heart
Red White and Blue
I am a very patriotic American. I fly a flag at both the front and back of my house every day unless it is raining and I support our troops and tell them so at every chance. The Pledge of Allegiance means the world to me and the Star Spangled Banner sends chills down my spine every time I hear it ,unless it is butchered and made into some sort of rock song or is warbled by some singer and is destroyed. I discuss politics with whomever will listen and I enjoy debates. There is one other thing I do and that is respect Senators, Congressmen all elected officials and the President. These people deserve the respect their office has given them no matter if the person in that office is not someone I voted for. I did not vote for President Obama but he is my President. I am tired of the racial jokes and the goofy song that are everywhere. What is this teaching our grandchildren. Do we teach them to hate and ridicule a man because of his color? In 1958 I entered the first grade. Dwight Eisenhower was in office. I know this because we were told of him and his record as a soldier. In 1960 we did a mock election in class. I did one of my first book reports on John F Kennedy who won the election. In 1963 when he was assassinated I felt the grief that a nation felt. We are now heading into a new election and it seems that the only winner to come out of this mud slinging lying campaign of both Republicans and Democrats are the foreign schools making fun of our election process. I don't even want to watch the television for fear of one of those commercials. They tell us nothing about the candidates. What they do tell us is lies and exaggerations. Fact checkers have called them out about it and still they go on. Both candidates told lies and half truths during the debate thinking maybe once we heard it we would believe it. Again I am ashamed at what my young grandchildren are hearing. They will end up not respecting anyone. It will all be some inflammatory email or song or an altered picture. As an American I protest. I will stand by and respect whoever is elected as my President, Senator or any elected official. If it is someone I don't agree with I will vote again in four years. That is the American way.