Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm Proud to be an American

I am going to preface this post with. . . You may not agree with me, but please be respectful of my own convictions and opinions. . .

I have been grieving for our country for some time now. I do not agree with anything our President stands for. I believe with all my heart that the Lord appoints kings and rulers, but it doesn't mean I have to like it. I feel that WE the people have lost the ability to be heard. Our government is not an extension of the people. They have their own adgendas and don't much care for what the people that elected them really want or even have to say. We are on the fast track to socialism and I'm sorry, but it scares me silly.

So when I found out that Boise was hosting a T.E.A (Taxed Enough Already) Party at the capitol park on April 15th, I had to go. It was going to be history in the making. I told the kids that they could skip school (whoopee--we homeschool)and that we were going to go to the T.E.A. Party. We didn't go to shout at people. We didn't make signs that offended or hurt people. We went to stand as proud Americans that want Washington D.C. to sit up and take notice that we have had enough.

It was an amazing event. There was no name calling. No hatred (I would have left for sure), no ugly behavior at all. There were about 3,000 Idahoans that came together and sang the National Anthem and displayed the Constitution and stood by it.

When we left, Sami and Kaleb both said they were so glad they went and that today, they were proud to be Americans. I was touched and extrememly proud of them.

It was an awesome day!!


Amanda said...

I looked for you guys on the 5 o'clock news but didn't see ya. And we know I wasn't awake for the 10 o'clock. ;o)

I'm glad you guys were able to go!

Danielle said...

I am so glad to know you :)