Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Whatta Country!

I hope that at some point today, you've paused to reflect on this great country of ours. Yes, it has many, many problems. Yes, I'm not happy with current trends in several areas. But still, whatta country.

This country is barely over 200 years old and we are the unquestioned world leader in power, resources, technology, and research. Think about all the other countries which have been around for millenia and haven't accomplished anything worth noting. (Hint: they DO produce homicide bombers...the press mistakenly call them suicide bombers.)

So, a hearty salute for our country and those who fight to preserve it. We shouldn't take it for granted.

1 comment:

pete said...

Yes this is indeed a great country, one founded upon the wonderful idea of a republic. We are not perfect but still I can't think of ever wanting to live somewhere else. I do find one small error in this post and I believe someone with your background may just have overlooked it. Think about this for just a second and try to contemplate life without it. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, etc. Who do we owe this simple system to the Greeks, the Romans? Where would we be without it? Math that pure science would be impossible if we still said X times X = C. I can never ever justfy the bombers but we do owe their civilization. All have something to give. We have been blessed. Let us not forget that and realize that it is for a reason. Peter Creary