Thoughts on how an ordinary citizen can make a difference by strengthening faith in God, family, and country.
Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Parents who teach patriotism to their children strengthen their family, community, state and nation. The word patriotism comes from the Greek word patris, which means fatherland. Patriotism is the love and loyal support of one's country. It includes a love for the country's land and people, admiration for its customs and traditions, pride in its history, and devotion to its welfare. It is a normal attitude or feeling and has existed throughout history and among all peoples. It requires public service and responsibility of all citizens. It involves serving one's country in the best way possible. It requires loyalty to country.
A good way to teach patriotism to your children is to take your family on an outing with the specific purpose of purchasing a United States flag. Then teach your children to respect the flag by your attitude and example. I hope that you will fly your flag often. Flag Day is June 14 and is an excellent day to begin the practice of flying the flag of your nation.
I am a grandmother who is concerned about the direction our country and world are headed and what my grandchildren will inherit. I want to do my part to bring peace on earth and sanity to our insane world.
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.