Happy Birthday, USA

“Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.”

And that right there pretty much sums it up. Despite my complaining about the bums in Congress, the thugs in the ATF, and the other sundry warts that our nation has, it is still the finest nation on Earth.

Sure, it could be better. Any system of government run by human beings is bound to have flaws, because we’re not exactly a bunch of flawless people. But for 231 years, the United States has managed to continue, warts and everything. In that time we’ve gone from a pissant bunch of “farmers with pitchforks” to the most powerful nation on the planet.

It is my sincere hope that my children, and their children, and many generations after that continue to remember the ideals of liberty, duty, and everything that has made this a great nation.