Friday is our Independence Day and what a great celebration of freedom it is. We are reminded of our country’s history and what we need to do as its citizens to keep our freedoms strong. In my America, we are responsible for the welfare of good citizenship.
In my America, our constitutional republic would be the fabric for our moral strength. Our core values are important for the success of our country as these values are very vulnerable to attack from radical factions that seek to destroy and redefine our society. We would have respect for human life and allow all children the chance to live in a free world with both parents at the head of the home and support them as such.
In my America, the Justice Department and court system would stand for honesty and integrity. All judges of the court would act in accordance with a good social and moral foundation in not only upholding the law but judging what laws are unjust in sustaining our freedoms and understanding the true meaning of the Constitution.
In my America, we would be free to act for ourselves in what we eat and drink, where we live and vacation. We could write or tell of our opinion and not be fearful of retaliation. We would be fairly taxed to support a minimal government and would be allowed to vote our discontent when we feel the need to make improvements.
In my America, all citizens would own their own businesses and be blessed by the economic success of free enterprise. We would hire who we want, when we want without government regulation and no undue tax would hinder the continuing force of private enterprise. Our country’s economy would be strong to overcome any economic strife.
In my America, we would drill for oil in any part of our United States and become self-sufficient in supplying our own energy sources without government regulation. We would provide our own workers to drill, refine, and deliver fuel to all Americans at a reasonable rate and not price gouge its citizens.
In my America, we would celebrate the return home of all military troops and allow them the opportunity to continue their livelihood with full support of medical treatment. All military personnel would be our heroes and would be treated as such.
In my America, we would not support our enemies by financing them or handing over arms or property. We would keep a strong hold on our defenses and refuse to let the sovereign will of the people be pushed aside by outrageous demands from an over-sized government. We would be treated fairly by law enforcement and our borders would be protected from intruders and illegal outsiders.
In my America, our media would write truthful reports for the news and not feel the need to publish propaganda the government wants us to believe. Uplifting and well-written literature would be promoted as well as family friendly movies and television programming. We would be supporting the family in entertainment not shoot it down.
In my America, we could trust our own leaders to make the right decisions for the best interest of the people in faithfully standing in defense of life, liberty and the family.
Hang our nation’s flag proudly this Fourth of July and remember what freedoms we are blessed with in this terrific country.
Valerie Steimle has been writing as a family advocate for over 25 years. As a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she promotes Christian living in her writings and is the mother of nine children and grandmother to twelve. Mrs. Steimle authored six books and is a contributing writer to several online websites. To her, time is the most precious commodity we have and knows we should spend it wisely. To read more of Valerie's work, visit her at her website, The Blessings of Family Life.