To say that I am a highly patriotic person would be an understatement. I'm grateful for this wonderful country that I have been blessed to live in. I believe that you can never fly too many American flags, support too many veterans, or encourage too many people to vote.
This beautiful land has been preserved as a place for Christianity to spread as God is freely worshiped and freedoms are granted.
I think that the biggest problem in the United States of America is the spirit of entitlement. We seem to forget that freedom isn't free, and that we need to actively work for it by being productive citizens, honoring/serving in the military, and voting...
TOPIC 1: Voting
Voting season is upon us! This may come off strong, but I have a low tolerance for people who are not politically active. All it takes is simply EDUCATING yourself and voting.
It's simple.... but something that people seem to miss. I don't care who or what you vote for, as long as you educate yourself prior to voting. I hate when people just vote for the "popular" candidate or vote for the candidate their friends like rather than learning for themselves.
Fact is, the candidate who wins may not be the true country favorite. The candidate who wins is the one receives the most votes... meaning the one with the most active supporters. So go vote.
I feel the Pledge of Allegiance is slowly exiting our lives and I don't like it. I sent in a request to the Student Representative Council (SRC) at BYU-Idaho requesting that we say the pledge at our weekly devotionals. Reasonable, right?
1. It takes less than two minutes to say the pledge.
We have time.
2. International students may feel a little uncomfortable? I don't care. At all. If you can't respect this country then leave. International students are here to utilize the freedoms and opportunities we have. You don't have to say it, simply stand and show respect for the country you are furthering your education in. People die every day to ensure our safety, how about we show gratitude?
I'm sorry if I've offended anyone, this is just what's on my mind.
I hope ya'll take a few seconds to vote and give your country some loving.
Living the Dream,