ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2015 — The news today is constantly reporting about the problems with our youth. There are constant stories about young people committing crimes, their disrespect for authority, and many more negative examples presenting a picture of a doomed future for our country.
However, these negative images are not entirely true.
There are a great many young people doing wonderful things who we rarely hear about. These young people show that our country’s true future is like the sun rising up over the hills in the morning.
One 14-year-old captured this hope and promise in an essay explaining his vision of the future of our country based on his knowledge of history:
Freedom, compassion, leadership…
These are only a few of the admirable qualities that express my spirit of patriotism. And while I embrace the same American spirit as many fellow citizens there are many more attributes that come to mind. The honor felt by the true patriotic American along with varying degrees of integrity, Bravery, Resilience, and cooperation. Any person that lives in our great nation is proud to be here and would willingly fight for the rights generously provided by our government.
I pride myself on the integrity our nation’s people and I stand up to and how loyally everyone is to this belief. We are the most devoted inhabitants of any country and motivated to complete any task not completed by a lesser country.
Bravery, what every nationalistic citizen feels when they sense as though their brilliant homeland is threatened or insulted because they will strongly stand up to the face of danger to prove it wrong. Courageously we can work together and solve problems any country without this much enthusiasm couldn’t imagine.
Not only are we brave but we are the epitome of resilience. Together we have fought through a civil war that better built our country. Stood strong through depressions still coming out strong. Two world wars in which we struggled toward victory. Alongside each other we can face any problems thrown at us because we are that durable.
Which leads to another trait of our boundless nation. We are cooperative, we work together intensely striving for our goal no matter what the setting. As long as it promotes what we stand for. We are fully engaged protecting, exploring and appreciating the freedoms that our way of life delivers.
In my eyes America is my true definition of patriotism. Seeing heroes and leaders with passion and power makes me proud to be a patriotic American.
How refreshing to hear! This young man is very knowledgeable about American history and has also expressed intense enthusiasm regarding the constitution. He is not alone as he represents many young people in our country.
Our senior population feels much better about the future of our wonderful country that is currently in chaos. But standing in the wings are these young people who will be the future leaders of our great nation.
However, that’s a time and place I am from.
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