My Red White And Blue Heart
I wrote this on July 4th, 2002.
Since I wrote it, I have noticed that all the "proud"
terrorists that march, kill, send horrible, ugly messages or pictures
are ALL covering their faces. If they are so proud of what they are
doing, why not show their faces?
What do you think---Are terrorists cowardly or not? Why hide their
faces? If there is honor in committing their "brave" acts
against people that are tied up and fearing for their lives while the
terrorists hide their faces?
U.S. stands for US---We, the American People, and no matter how many
buildings, landmarks or symbols of our country, regardless of how much
they mean to US, are brought down, we will always stand tall and proud.
We love Peace and Freedom! We want Peace and Freedom! For over two
centuries our people have fought and died, here on our own soil and
all over the world, for Peace and Freedom!
Peace, Justice and the Free Will to say and do what is right for each
individual, as long as we harm no other living soul---these are the
things we love, cherish, fight and, when necessary, die for. Our way
of life---our Peace and Freedom---are what some of the people in the
world envy and want to destroy. And, it's just our way of life that
makes it possible for them to take advantage of US. It's what makes
it so easy for them to commit their cowardly acts on our country and
The government of the U.S. even makes it possible for the cowards and
illegal aliens in this country to have "rights". We give them
the Freedom and Free Will to move about and say things about our country
and government that they would be killed for if the criticized their
own governments. Even citizens of the U.S. do and say things about their
own country that should and would be considered "treason"
if it were not for the Constitution of the United States. They abuse
their rights as citizens!
"Love It or Leave It" should be enforced in this country.
If you don't like it and won't try to make it better the legal way,
then leave. But, those people that criticize our way of life won't ever
leave because they are not stupid---they know they will never have it
as good anywhere else and could never get away with what they get away
with here if they lived in a foreign country. Going to jail, or being
shot or hung is not what they want!
It's not just for ourselves and our citizens that we want Freedom and
Free Will---it's for people everywhere---whether they know the meaning
of Freedom or not. Whether they have ever experienced Freedom or have
just read about it; whether it's a right that has been taken away from
them and they just remember in dreams---Under God, whatever God they
may worship, it is each of our Right as Human Beings and members of
the world-wide Society of Humanity.
Our youngest, brightest, bravest and most dedicated people, hero's
all have fought and died for these rights for all people all over the
world, whether they appreciate it or not.
Sometimes these hero's have been ridiculed, spat at, tortured and killed
for what they have fought for---and not always just by our enemies.
Sometimes some of US, the ones they fight to protect, have inflicted
some of the worst pain, not just by their actions and words, but just
because they ARE US!!
Now, with September 11, 2001, in the past and a sad, honored memory,
a Touchstone for our Freedom, Liberty and Way of Life and a re-awakening
of our national pride, we have discovered that heroes are not just members
of our Armed Forces that have protected, fought and died for all of
us over the last 227 years. Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, colors,
nationalities, sex, way of life and way of dressing! We have discovered
that, in certain circumstances, we all are heroes!
Some are "closet heroes"---doing wonderful, kind, brave things
and expecting and wanting no manner of recognition, praise or reward.
"Doing a job" is reward enough! Being in the right place at
the right time and doing "the right thing" is what people
do and would expect others to do if the situation were reversed.
Being "brave" is not being without fear. Being brave is having
the good sense to have fear and doing what needs to be done in spite
We are US, Citizens of the United States of America and we are not
stupid enough to be without fear of the lower forms of life called "terrorists".
However, the terrorists are the cowards--they are the ones that chose
the coward's way out by killing themselves. And they are the biggest
cowards because they are afraid to go alone---they must take innocent
people with them!
I've been told they think they will go to Nirvana (their version of
heaven) because they have killed their enemies. More fools they! All
that awaits them is a Hell of their own making---no good comes to anyone
that harms another. Their own souls, and yes, Virginia, they do have
souls although you wouldn't think it by the awful things they do. Their
own souls enforce the justice each of us knows deep within us; the justice
we cannot escape no matter what; that justice is what awaits them. No
wonderful places with unlimited pleasure, no matter what they regard
as "pleasure"---just justice for taking another human life.
And it will be bitter, painful and completely justified!
It takes courage, and bravery to live and try to right the things each
of us may think is wrong. And to do it without doing anyone harm.
The fact that we may all "fear" the unknown; what or who
will be the next target? Will a loved one or I be there and lose more
of our peace of mind, our freedom, our lives? No one knows. All we can
do is pray, put our faith in our leaders---such as they are, our police,
our firemen, and whatever God we pray to---and "KEEP LIVING OUR
LIVES AS THE BRAVE, COMMITTED PEOPLE OF THE U.S.---US!!!
We are Americans and everytime we fly, shop, go to a movie, restaurant,
concert, take a train, bus or plane, go to church or visit another part
of our own great country or another country---EVERYTIME we do any or
all of these things, we tell the cowardly terrorists that they are not
worth the dirt we walk on, the dirt that makes up the land we live,
love, laugh and pray on! They are "dust" and they will be
dust under the feet of thousands of our children and grandchildren who
will STILL be US and living in Freedom, Peace and still singing "God