Donít put down my country down!
This is one of my "Hot Buttons." If you push it I react.
I respect your first amendment rights. But I am going to come back at you with both barrels loaded if you put down the good old USA. I was born here. My citizenship was automatic. But when the time came, I gave six years of my life to serve my country. I didnít decide on my own what military actions I agreed with and which I didnít and act accordingly. I have always advocated the Kennedy doctrine of ďask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.Ē When I vote for a candidate and that candidate doesnít win, I treat the winning candidate with respect. I donít go around for four years saying, ďI didnít vote for the SOB.Ē The greatest crime is to go abroad and spread your hate for America. Those ďso-calledĒ Americans who go to Venezuela to bad mouth our country are despicable human beings. I just canít understand it. If I felt as much spite, I would move. I can assure you, life in some countries can be very pleasant. I have met with a number of Americans who have relocated to the south of France. If you like socialism, quiet country living and exquisite food that is the place for you. Many Americans live in Japan. I met a number. They appreciate the order and civility of that nation. I love all of Canada. I have been in every Province. I think Quebec has one of the best cultures on Earth. I go to the Jazz Festival there each summer. Montreal is one neat city. But why live here in misery? Youíre not going to change things for the better. You are only trying to make America into your concept of the way things should be. It is only going to change when the majority agrees with you. In the meantime you vent and vent, casting hatered out everywhere. For me, I will continue to live here in my middle of America world and defend it to my death. Donít tread on, or even consider burning, my flag or Iím going to be in your face, big time.