I’m a pretty even tempered person. I don't get mad about much and really just go with the flow most days. But, like everyone else, I have my limits. Those limits are surpassed by privileged idiots that disrespect America, our flag and veterans. It boggles my mind when people complain, saying things like, “America really sucks” or “We are barely even free”. I’m over here like how are we not free? Yes, we have laws and regulations, some of
which are arguably outdated, but they help to keep us safe. I was infuriated when I saw that picture to the left, and moreover the comments it got on twitter. All the comments were “wow so tru!” or “this is so accurate!”. The post was implying that because we have social norms and a foundation for success that we are somehow not free. WHAT?! I’m sorry that you live in country where you have to work for what you want. What does getting a job have to do with being free. “Get married.” One of the privileges of being a free American is that you can choose to be married to who you want, if you decide to get married at all. Men and women are over seas dying for people that complain about having children. That brings up another sore spot. Our troops leave their family, friends, and everything they know to ensure our freedom and what do they get in return? Mental and physical handicaps, as well as coming home to people who don't respect what they have done for us. The congregation at the Westboro Baptist church is the epitome of everything I hate. The
church is based in Topeka Kan. and for many years has picketed military funerals. These people literally take signs, like the ones on the right, to soldiers FUNERALS. That soldier gave his life for our freedom of speech, the right that these protestors are utilizing to shame that same soldier. How do they not see the irony in that? Luckily, there are just as many stories out there about people making human walls to shield the soldier’s families from these hellish protesters and making blockades so they can’t get through. Those type of stories make me happy and show just how great America can be. I could go for pages and pages about this subject and how heated I get over things like the idiots at Westboro but, I don’t want to get too angry so I’ll just leave it at that.