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Fourth of July: What is there to celebrate?

Written By | Jul 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2015 – Another fourth is upon us, and sadly there is not much to celebrate. Many American’s see the holiday as a good excuse to get drunk and fire up the grill, maybe set off a few pyrotechnics, rather than a time to celebrate our independence from England.

This year, our nation is suffering. America has lost the core of honesty and virtue that were the foundation of this great country. While America has always suffered strife, the current avalanche of intolerance, victimization, and vicious attacks on those who disagree with the issue du jour has done what no foreign army could do: it has split our nation asunder.

Many of our citizens have fallen away from basic morality, which has become a bad word. Activists and politicians scoff at common decency and accepted social and cultural norms. They see rules and regulations as suggestions, or as standards to push against.

The only allowed diversity of thought is “progressive” or “alternative” thought. Anyone who believes in traditional anything is bludgeoned and attacked. Morality and ethics that we previously took for granted are condemned and scorned.

Even fiscal responsibility is distained. Politicians pay lip service to reducing the debt, but do nothing. We are leaving our children and grandchildren a world of indebtedness and chaos.

Race is no longer about equality, but about blame. While most Americans live in racial harmony, race-baiters foment unrest in hopes of raising their own political capital. Agitators swoop in to volatile situations to stir up anger and racial hatred. Slogans like “white privilege,” “black lives matter,” and “white guilt” are more efforts to divide “us and them” instead of creating racial and ethnic synchronicity. As long as the haters, the agitators, the Black Panther Party and Al Sharpton foment aggression, it will continue, and the media, the obedient lap dogs that they are, will lap it up.

Christianity is passé. Christians who express concern about homosexuality, using the Bible as backing, are attacked and shunned. Even when Christians explain they do not condemn homosexuality, but do not support it, they are ridiculed or met with violence. Those who sport the hashtag #LOVEWINS seem happy to engage in hate when dealing with those who oppose their views.

Despite the negatives, despite the anger, despite the vitriol, there is hope. The American people are strong. They are good. They are tired of the hate.

People are starting to wake up and tell their politicians enough is enough. No more leading America down the wrong path. People are taking America back. No longer will the race baiters find willing supporters. No longer can politicians lie and expect Americans to enable them in their destruction of this great country. There is no longer time for the hatemongers. There is no time for everlasting victims.

Americans want liberty, freedom and to pursue happiness. We will not tolerate hate, fear-mongering or division. We will unite and we will move America forward.

We are the American people. We are strong. We will survive. We will thrive.


John Velisek

John C. Velisek is a retired Navy Veteran, entrepreneur, write, and lives in Apple Valley California with his wife. Working since he was 14, he has recently retired to write full time, about a terrorism, racial issues, the economy and government on a personal level.