Boomers — 10 Reasons To 'Hate' America
To Honor The 9/11 Hero's and Those That Serve...

By Bruce Bressack

  1. We are a good, kind, and generous people......even though we are sometimes impatient with, and critical of, each other.
     
  2. We help other nations who need help......even when our economy is hurting.
     
  3. We are willing to fight and die for the freedom of oppressed peoples everywhere......even countries we've never heard of before.
     
  4. We have a constitution that guarantees our freedom of speech, and our right to peaceably assemble and protest our government's policies and actions...even if our protest is misguided or without merit.
     
  5. We strive to improve the lives of everyone......even persons who've entered our country illegally to escape poverty, cruelty, and injustice.
     
  6. We have a system of justice where we are judged by a jury of our peers......even if that means that innocent people are sometimes imprisoned, and guilty people sometimes go free.
     
  7. We can keep and bear arms......even weapons designed for mass killing.
     
  8. We respect all religions......even those we can't pronounce.
     
  9. We can achieve great things......even if we don't have a formal education or come from great wealth.
     
  10. We can live our lives in peace and harmony......even when the enemies of freedom want to tear us down and tear us apart. 

As they say, if America (and the dream of America) did not exist, the world would need to invent it.

I'm proud to be an American - even though we are not "perfectly perfect", we are "imperfectly beautiful".

óBruce Bressack

 
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