I wish everyone a great day with family and friends. As we celebrate the 233rd anniversary of our independence, I encourage and challenge everyone to be proud of our great nation from a truly patriotic perspective versus from a nationalistic one. Be proud of our technological achievements and our history of being a worldwide provider and protector.
I'll repeat this quote from my 6/23 post because I believe that it speaks accurately of the current state of affairs.
"I am patriotic. These days I like to draw the line between patriotism and nationalism. Patriotism is love of country. Nationalism is breast beating 'we are number one and kick your butt'." Peggy Noonan