Happy 4th of July from Nebraska Energy Obnserver

I was reminded this morning that I, like nearly all old Boilers, remember many a fall day at Ross-Ade stadium when we would hear and join in on a short ceremony that we have done since (I don’t really know) sometimes in the late 60s. It goes like this:

I am an American.

That’s the way most of us put it, just matter of factly.

They are plain words, those four:

you could write them on your thumbnail,

or sweep them across this vast July sky.

But remember too, that they are more than just words.

They are a way of life.

So whenever you speak them, speak them firmly,

Speak them proudly,

Speak them gratefully.

I AM AN AMERICAN!

via Happy 4th of July from H&R – Hammer and Rails

One of my all time favorites

4 July 1776 fired off a crazy rocking rolling ride that hasn’t stopped ‘stirring things up’ on a global scale.

Advancing arrogance into an art form with a remarkable relentless risque commitment to liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, and laissez-faire values. 

America differs qualitatively from all other nations, because of her unique origins, nat’l credo, historical evolution, and distinctive political and religious institutions.

Great Satan is magically especial because she was a country of immigrants and the first modern democracy. 

Loud, proud and rowdy – early America forecast future stuff with a provocative lingo that still fits today. “Don’t Tread On Me!” “Liberty Or Death”, “Live Free Or Die” 

Great Satan’s superiority of the American xperiment is reflected in the perception among Americans of America’s role in the world. That American foreign policy is based on moral principles is a consistent theme in the American hot diplopolititary gossip – a phenomenon recognized even by those who are skeptic of such an assessment. 

via Born On The 4th Of July

 

Happy Birthday America

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2 Responses to Happy 4th of July from Nebraska Energy Obnserver

  1. the unit says:

    NEO, the day is almost over an i haven’t wished you a Happy Independence Day. So I hope it was a good one for you. I have read the current blog posts. I had not really realized that the colonies protests and demonstrations were for not for independence in the beginning, but for the rights of free born Englishmen. Declaring independence was the last resort.
    Anyway the reason I’m belated with my wish is because of hectic last 4 or five days and most of the nights. Wife been gone 5 weeks (430 miles from home) seeing to needs of 94 year old mom who is on her death bed with end stage leukemia. I’ve been searching and researching how to be of help with financial concerns. Her mom had practically nothing in the way of financial planning. Leaving a rather large indebtedness because of a reverse mortgage. What to do, if anything can be, at this late date is my research. I’ve come up with some ideas so we will see what happens.

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Thanks, Unit. Hope yours was good too. 🙂

      Tough duty, it’s one many of us have been through, and there are no easy answers, so good luck!

      Liked by 1 person

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