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Until My Last Breath, I Will Defend This Place That I So Adore; The United States of America


What is this place, we call the United States of America?

She is a place like none other!

For you see, she was born out of man's innate need; not wish, not want, not desire, nor longing, but rather, need to live free!

Each and every time that we begin to doubt and to lose touch with that reality, Lady Liberty's torch grows weaker and becomes a little dimmer.

Born out of man's innate need to live free; free from tyrants and dictators, free from kings, free from emperors, rulers; free from any person or group of people, on power trips, who exist to rule over other men.

Each and every time we the people fail to do our job, by electing those who desire to rule over us or worse...when we allow for stooges, to be selected and then chosen for us.....that precious light flickers a little more.

America, born out of man's innate understanding that our rights come from God and from God alone; not from dictators, nor kings, nor emperors, nor rulers.

We have forgotten this and it has not only dimmed the light, it has created a massive build up of destructive tarnish; creating dullness.

As a result of the fading light and the destructive tarnish, Lady Liberty isn't shining very brightly right now!

The United States of America has lost much of her appeal, too many are entering in for all of the wrong reasons, which have nothing to do with the opportunity to succeed.

What we have been given, a Republic, works, it has been working and it will continue to work, but only as long as the people, not only understand, but cherish, that fact!

Understanding the basis, of what it is, that we have built upon!

As long as the people understand and cherish, how it all came together and why it all works, as it does, we will prosper.

If not, we fail ourselves, our children and we fail all who seek liberty and freedom, here!

The Land of Milk and Honey?

Once upon a time, many referred to the United States of America, as The Land of Milk and Honey.

So many were willing to risk everything in order to get here, in order to see for themselves, if this place which they'd heard so many wonderful stories about, was real or was it just tales being spun, growing with each new telling?

They anticipated finding work and earning a decent wage, preparing a home and eventually sending for their families, reuniting in this very special place.

A land of endless opportunity, where they'd anticipate succeeding, but if they failed, it would be okay for they'd start anew...either way, it would be on their terms!

There were so many unknowns and yet, risks and all, they came!

Oh how they droves.

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Coming to America

An amazing feat

America's Founders knew that a vision was one thing, making it and, more importantly, keeping it, a reality...was something else entirely!

So over time and with many revisions, the Constitution was born.

Solely for the protection of us, the American people...against dictators and kings and from any and all...who seek to rule over man!

A very important 1st Amendment not only guarantees the people's right to speak freely and to assemble freely, it was also worded to prevent the establishment of a national church. Which left the people with the assurance that they'd be free to worship in their own way, in their chosen church/religion, not one mandated by the Government.

A vital 2nd Amendment, which, "shall not be infringed", protects the 1st Amendment, protects the people against tyranny and guarantees the people shall not live in fear in their own homes.

The inclusion of the words, "shall not be infringed", highlights the fact that the people taking up arms, gained us our independence and must never be forgotten, nor taken for granted!

The Founders did not stop short, they covered all the bases, if mistakes were made, they were rectified.

It was such an amazing feat!

America: Unique and Welcoming

While America was, as today, a very welcoming place; common sense was utilized, as it must always be!

Upon entering via Ellis Island, there was a screening process, (today, one might say, a vetting process) which took place for all whom sought entry.

America from coast to coast, had to be protected!

Disease and sickness could not be ignored; allowed to enter in with the potential to spread like a wildfire and destroy...medical screenings were a mandated necessity

Screenings which, in some cases, would lead to detainment or dismissal. Depending on the severity of the sickness/disease.

Criminals were not greeted with wide-open doors, wide-open arms and warm embraces

Unsavory characters could not just sashay on in, free to continue their criminal career here in a new place.

Millions, definitely the majority, arrived at our shores and were processed on through without hesitation and while most had no problem entering in, many were turned away for various reasons aforementioned.

Again...common sense was utilized, as must always be the case, when protecting a sovereign Nation.

Ellis Island, New York

Ellis Island, New York

God Lit us up and made us to Shine!

Not all see the United States of America, as I see it, I understand that, I get that!

Many have no thoughts about America, one way or the other; they're indifferent and unfortunately, patriotism isn't contagious and self-sufficiency isn't something prized nor cherished or even them for that matter.

But, it doesn't end there, unfortunately!

Many have been brought up to dislike, distrust, condemn and hate, not just this Country, but groups of people in America, those that think differently than they do or look differently than they do.

They have a different mindset altogether; it is completely opposed {in many cases, closed} to other points of view and in this, they do not seem to want to budge!

We are witnessing, almost on a daily basis, free speech being squelched....but, there is definite consistency, which cannot be denied.

It is the speech of libertarians and conservatives consistently being suppressed and it is happening often on {of all places} College campuses!

While I know that America is not perfect, (I have many names and many nicknames and Pollyanna isn't one of them...thanks for that Mom).....but,

people are hankering to get in, never are they hankering to get out and that's a fact!

While I am on this subject, why is it that so many over the years, celebrities for instance, threaten time and time again to leave this horrendous place, especially whenever they do not get their way - leftists consistently in office, but they never do?

I know that I speak for a majority, when I say:

Life at times is hard for all of us and at times, all of us have to reach a little bit further and work a little bit harder.

Keep that in the back of your mind, while keeping this at the forefront, America is exceptional, it doesn't get any better, for it is full of opportunity, for everyone!

Never doubt that.

Don't let anyone tell you differently, for if they do, they are lying to you.

They are completely ignorant when it comes to the subject of the U.S.A. or they know very well - as they seek to take advantage of the good nature of most people and you can be assured that there is always something in it for them!


To those constantly bashing the conservative, the libertarian, the engaged independent, the grounded Democrat...know this; we are all much too busy with the day to day of making a living, paying the rent/mortgage, meeting the needs of our children, grandchildren, elderly parents, etc.

We have budgets to maintain - for gas, groceries, utilities and other necessities of life; we do not have the time, the wherewithal or the calisthenic hold you or any other person back

We are not looking around for someone that looks differently, worships differently, thinks differently, votes differently, so that, just for the heck of it, we can rain on their parade!

If we don't like a speaker, a musician, a restaurant, a particular movie, book, etc....we just say no and we don't go, we don't indulge.

But, by all means, if you are into that particular speaker, musician, restaurant, movie, book, whatever the case may be, go for it, I really don't care!

Don't rain on my parade, when I have no desire, whatsoever, to rain on yours!

Am I clear enough?

Get Your Shine On America

Time to Sparkle and Shine

Maybe there isn't {and never was} free flowing Milk and Honey, but I know of no other place like the United States of America, this grand old lady is unique to all other Countries.

Our Founders left behind a Constitution, including, a precious Bill of Rights which indubitably limits our Government and reminds them to never forget that it is God and not Government who grants us such rights and that Government must never forget that they work for the people!

These vital, essential, indispensable documents insure freedom and liberty for our generation, as they have for generations before

They must remain intact, for generations yet to come

God lit us up and made us to shine; let's not allow for any further dimming/tarnishing, but rather work toward bringing back the spell-binding light, the illustrious shine.

She is worthy!

God Bless these United States of America!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 Angie B Williams


Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on June 05, 2020:

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