How sad to see and hear those in our Nation who do not believe America is truly exceptional. How terribly disconcerting to know there are people in positions of high public trust who vehemently not only think America is not exceptional but actually forcibly voice their disdain at every opportunity, and to paint our country with a brush of hatred they personally carry with them. Why did they come here in the first place…why do they remain!? Get Out! Leave…and take your discoloring paint brush with you!
America is exceptional because of the many Americans who quietly go about caring for others, and not just in our country but across the world. Maybe because we realize just how God blessed us as a nation and as a people; maybe because our ancestors, and their ancestors before them, and our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) openly voiced their thanks unto Almighty God for the blessings and privileges He extended to this land in the hope and prayer that we would truly remain exceptional; knowing our inalienable rights come not from man or government, but they derive from God’s Word which was the guide book that helped create this Nation and our form of government under God. Generation after generation almost instinctively knew (and were regularly taught and reminded) that our United States of America was an experiment unlike any civilization or country or government before. We are exceptional, not because God loves or favors us above others, but because our country was ordained to be about the people and for the people – not about royalty or worse; tyranny. Our Forefathers fled tyranny. They sailed away from royalty to a new land with an unheard of form of government never tried in the history of the world at that time. Almost from the beginning newly arrived pioneers to our shores were told they could become whatever they wished; they could enjoy the fruits of their labor; they could walk in freedom and not fear reprisal; they could laugh and they could worship freely. This way of life so permeated our civilization that Americans began to give back at every opportunity without thought, but with great joy.
Give back…think of others…share the wealth of this Nation out of a sense of freedom and love and thanksgiving for how we have been blessed, not by orders and conscription from a tyrannical government and/or its’ agents. Throughout the world Americans have given to those less fortunate; to those in need and hurting. Throughout the world Americans can be found quietly going about making a positive difference in the lives of people they do not know personally, and may never see again. But Americans give. Americans develop plans and launch major operations to move love into countries full of people needing love and caring consideration, and yes, needing just plain ole American laughter and fun – surprises and tiny gifts that will make a major impact for good.
You are about to enjoy such a special moment. You are about to experience a lesson in history that shows the work of exceptional Americans going quietly about what they do well and what our Nation has always done, share the blessings we so humbly have experienced as a Nation whose foundations shouted: “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
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