Monday, July 5, 2010

Single Digits

I have long been of the opinion that there is no single group more intolerant than liberals. Well, there are the Islamic terrorists, Chinese communists, North Korean communists…okay, okay. Let me be more specific. In the United States, it is generally not the conservatives that are intolerant; it is the liberal/progressives.

Yesterday, at the July 4th parade in Nevada City, I rode on the Tea Party Patriots’ float. The vast majority of people lining the streets cheered and waved flags as our float passed by. Several who must have disagreed with the TPP principal of fiscal responsibility, limited government and adherence to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, respectfully remained silent. A few, who were more passionate in their opposition, gave us thumbs down. Good people can disagree. Every true conservative would defend the right of others to disagree with us.

However, there were a few in the crowd who shouted insults and flashed the single digit salute. My response was to smile and give them thumbs up. All of these individuals were adults of over 30. What would cause these people to be so disrespectful and antagonistic?

A 4th of July holiday is a time to rejoice the birth of our great nation. It should not be a time to reflect on why most liberals/progressives hate America. So, instead I encourage all of you to click on the attached link. It is an inspirational song by Jordan Page called Liberty which came to me courtesy of my friends Ken and Brenda Battle Jordan. I am sure you will be glad you did. I suspect, like me, you will want to share it with those you care about.

Happy Birthday to us all.

1 comment:

  1. Great song! The wonderful thing about freedom... it's what gives those with the single digits that freedom to do so. I wish they would figure that out so they can stand and fight with the rest to keep freedom for all men. We have to work, freedom comes with responsiblity.

    Thanks for sharing.