I’ve noticed over the years, especially over the past couple of years since Donald Trump has become president, the unabashed WORSHIP of the military on Independence Day. Since when has this day been about the commemoration of the standing army that our Founding Fathers vehemently warned us about? I have to say, at the risk of sounding like a liberal, I find Trump’s “Salute to America” military parade pretty nauseating and a total waste of taxpayer money. Today is about remembering the birth of this nation, the separation from the tyranny of England, and the principles and ideals of liberty. It’s about remembering the great men that put everything on the line for their posterity so that each citizen could be a sovereign king or queen in his or her right. It was never about the military. This stunt in Washington D.C. today is just another way that our government is thumbing its nose at the world and showing off its military capabilities on full display as if to say: “Who can make war against the Beast?” In reality, it’s all about government supremacy. How ironic it is that a holiday that is supposed to be a celebration of secession from statists and standing armies has now morphed into something that is all about statism and standing armies.
Stop perverting the Independence Day holiday. It’s not about the military and it never was. If what I wrote above angers you, then you have fallen for the politically correct form of patriotism that is prevalent in modern-day America. You are drinking out of a large pitcher of Kool-Aid flavored with red, white, and blue bullshit, and I suggest you put it down and wake up.