I don’t know if it’s being homeschooled, LDS, or just my family, but we are strong supporters of this country. Everything the United States of America was built upon was correct not only in the sight of God, but for the benefit and happiness of all men.
America wanted to be able to speak for herself. She wanted no part of being governed by a people who knew not her needs and were unfamiliar with her standards. She fought for her freedom to the most basic rights — and she won. Against all the odds, she won. She became free.
The birth of this country was not an easy one. Men, most enlightened, all driven by a desire to make a better country (with the possible exception of Mr. Alexander Hamilton), labored for many, many years over how to govern the United States. In the words of John Adams, who was acting as ambassador in England at the time of the ratification of the Constitution, “Measures were pursued to concert a plan to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. The public disquisitions, discussions, and deliberations issued in the present happy Constitution of Government.”
This country is the work of God. We are blessed — yea, encouraged — to think for ourselves and stand for what we believe in. This country is founded on the principles of freedom. I can live my religion with minimal persecution. I can vote, lending a hand in the development of the country. I have the right to find a job and go to college. I am free.
Again, allow me to quote John Adams: “What other form of government, indeed, can so well deserve our esteem and love?”
And I do love this country. Despite how it is on the verge of trampling my beliefs under its feet, I can make a difference. The United States of America was founded on the principles of God and freedom. I believe in what this country stands for.
I love my God.
I love my family.
I love my fellow men.
I love my country.
God bless America.