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So Thankful For This Country


I hear people talk of all that’s wrong with this country and wonder why they stay?

I also wonder if it’s such a horrible place why do so many want to come here?

You can point to the land of opportunity, because it still is if you are willing to work hard and not expect someone else to hand you anything.

If you expect a government handout, unfortunately you’ll get it but those dollars come with zero long term opportunity.


Our forefathers and mothers came here to escape tyranny and find freedom.

Today, a segment of the population that claims to be progressives seems to find safety under the heavy hand of government.


Freedom isn’t easy to get and even harder to keep. For some reason humans tend to like kings, leaders and rulers.

People have this deep seated desire to have someone take care of them.

Add a little fear and some strong messaging and you’ve got the recipe for tyranny.


God didn’t intend on us to have kings or presidents.

That was to be His position in the life of His creation but we as humankind rejected that notion so He gave us Kings and it’s been a downward slope ever since.


We were created to be free. Yes, free to do business with who we choose, free to worship as we wish, free to live equally in a society and free to love as we wish.There are consequences for our decision, good and bad, but we are free to make mistakes as well.

What we are NOT free to do is force others to agree with us, bully them until they do, or force our beliefs on other people.


The past couple years really tested us and we failed miserably.

First we allowed fear to take over and gave leaders permission to use that fear, and they did, to control us.

Look what we did? It’s like something out of a movie script.

Freedom became the new “F” word and to use it brought scorn, labels and shunning from those who sided and fell victim to the cultural narrative.


Now slowly those freedoms are starting to return. Oh, the throttling of content speaking of such things is still going on and there are those who will read this and write me off, again, as some right wing Trump loving hater. Calling names is a cheep and easy way to discount people without truth.

But no one is listening to that garbage anymore, no one but those who are stuck in the tired message that is starting to turn on itself.


This 4th of July I am so thankful for this great country. I honor the men and women who came before us, fought for freedom and risked everything to set us free. Is it a perfect history, no but it’s one that can and is being perfected each day by ordinary people doing extraordinary things.


We hear terms like equity and fairness misused in an attempt to push a message that is not only inaccurate but untrue.

The biggest threat to our Freedom is us.

Our tendency towards apathy and the desire for someone to take care of us and tell us what to do, will certainly be the death of us.

So, if that be true, let’s stop it now.


All over this great country, at rodeo’s and parades, town squares and family picnics American’s will celebrate the birth of a nation.

It’s a nation unlike any other on the planet. And while some will still complain, I don’t see them leaving to find a better place which should say a lot.

Proud to be an American? You bet I am.

Oh, and hold on because the next chapter in our history will be a nail-biter.

Happy 4th everyone.


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jimjamieson48
jimjamieson48
Jul 05, 2023

Rick…snark aside, where are you on Trump?

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Rick Dancer
Rick Dancer
Jul 12, 2023
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Snark is never aside. It's like gaslighting....a term used to try to discredit. Anyway, I'll bypass your snark and get to the question. I like a lot of the things RFK is talking about. His position on how the world responded to COVID, freedom, censorship.....so there's that. There are several Republicans like Tim Scott who I find very impressive. Here's what you want to know....If it comes down to Trump and Biden......What do you think? Biden is an embarrassment to the office as his his ignorant VP. If he's all the D's have to offer that says a lot. But they'll vote for him no matter what because that's what D's do. I'm not like that. I want someo…

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jimjamieson48
jimjamieson48
Jul 05, 2023

I’m agreeing with Jordan’s take. Well said. Most every one takes a handout sometimes. Even the great state of Montana. Rick you write about Trump weekly. Do you like or admire him?? I agree with you that our country is being perfected continuously: abolishing slavery; women get the vote; safety net expanded with Social Security and Medicare. And freedom is under stress-even in great state of Montana with Ticktock being canceled. How about your thoughts on that, please. Stay well everyone.

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Rick Dancer
Rick Dancer
Jul 12, 2023
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Jordan doesn't want conversation.....he just hates.


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Well said. As a Marine my pride for this country runs deep. Am i proud of my country...yes very much. I am proud of our current government, president, and position on the worlds stage...NO. We, as a country, are far from perfect, but the preamble say to form a MORE PERFECT union. We have and continue to move in a positive direct...that is except for theis most recent period. As i have said, apathy has got us to this point, and it will be apathy that takes up down. I for one, will die a free man before i live on my knees under tyranny and in fear. Those who think this country is such a terrible place n…

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Ultimately most do out of convenience or family but ultimately want to end up in USA

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