Nonetheless, It Is Our Country

July 4, 2011

I grow weary of the almost-armed conflict among factions within the United States, I am amazed by people’s failure to accept responsibility for their own actions, I am disheartened by the lack of tolerance exhibited by so many of our citizens.  Nonetheless it is my country and here I am afforded opportunity that I would not have anywhere else, here I am free to believe as I wish and to publicly bemoan those things that I find abhorrent.  Here I am free to change — myself, the laws, the trends.  Happy Birthday America . . . and many more.

This is the flag that waves outside of  the Federal Courthouse in Albuquerque.  I still want to believe that Justice prevails in that building.


  1. Jean from NM says:

    A huge AMEN to that, Penni. We are blessed and fail to realize and appreciate it. Beautifully written.

  2. Jeri says:

    Definitely agree! While I don’t agree with many things that go on in this country and hope we can be better in the future…it’s still a wonderful place to call home.

  3. Maryk says:

    America is kind of like your relatives – you love them and would do anything for them, in spite of their foibles. But there are those few days you don’t even want to admit you know them, let alone be related.

    But… while it’s not perfect (our “experiment” with democracy is definitely still a work in progress), it’s still the freest place on earth, and our home.

    Happy Birthday, America! May you have many, many more!

    Mary Kaminski
    Philadelphia, PA