I really love this country I live in. I always have, and I always will. But like parents with a difficult child, I have to admit that liking this country has been a real challenge for the past decade or so. I found it hard, near impossible in fact, to hold my head up high and say that I am an American. I questioned the ethics of my leaders, their motives, and I watched as policies and actions were carried out which seemed to have ambiguous value for the country, as well as very little moral ground on which to stand.
I don’t feel that way now.
I’m not saying it’s perfect; far from it. But I can certainly hold my head up again.
Happy fourth of July, everyone. I leave you with one of my most popular blog posts.