It’s time for change. It’s time for a change of focus: We must shift from
magnifying America’s weaknesses and concentrate on her strengths. Drown out the anti-American speeches
with the singing of “God Bless America.” Throw out articles that disparage our nation.
Turn a deaf ear to anti-American celebrities. Instead, spread the message of patriotism:
The United States of America is worthy to be honored, respected, and appreciated. No other nation on earth
offers freedom, a quest for justice, education for all, and the opportunity to vote. Not only can the American people elect
their leaders, but they also can run for office. Men, women, and peoples of all backgrounds can vote in the United States.
The United States of America offers a wealth
of freedom and equal rights for all. Let us appreciate and love our freedom and our country. Let us revere and thank our servicemen
and women for bravely defending our freedom.
is time for us to take ownership of our citizenship! Read, study, and understand the rights and freedom
given in the United States Bill of Rights and Constitution. (Please click here to read the United States Constitution. As an American citizen, it is your duty to understand the content of the Constitution
and educate yourself about your rights and freedom.)
fantastic summary of America’s freedom entered the pages of our history books after January 6, 1941. On
this day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt exemplarily explained four freedoms in his State of the Union Address. These
four freedoms should not only unite our nation, but also command respect and admiration for our God-given freedom:
Freedom of Speech and Expression: In America, we speak and express opinions without government
interference or punishment. Countries around the world, such as China, do not permit the freedom of speech to their countrymen.
We possess the ability to voice opinions freely.
Freedom of Religion: Indeed, our founding fathers
clearly specified that all Americans have freedom of religion. According to our Constitution, government interference in the
church is not permitted. Unlike the popular belief, the Constitution does not quote “separation of church and state”
and it does not say that the church should stay out of our government and public institutions. Instead, the Constitution clearly
explains that the people have the freedom of religion without government regulation. According to the First Amendment, “Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition
the government for a redress of grievances.”
Freedom from Want: Our nation strives to protect
people from want. Unlike communist or tyrannical nations, the United States gives freedom to everyone. All
people can pursue their dreams without direct government interference. The United States of America strives to reduce poverty
and give people opportunity and honor.
Freedom from Fear: Unlike other nations, the
majority of Americans are able to live their lives without living in fear. In general, the American people can live safely
and securely in their homes and neighborhoods. For example, families can peacefully tuck their children into bed without fear
of a midnight bombing. Men and women can go to work without worry of suicide bombers. Indeed, that fact
alone proves that the United States provides a safe environment for her people.
With fervent patriotism, let’s pledge allegiance to the United States of America, and to the God who allows our
nation to exist. Cherish freedom and equal rights. Cherish America.
By Carrie and Stacie Stoelting, Co-Founders of Unite the USA