Jul 3, 2015

A rant for the 4th

 
Wishing everyone a safe and fun filled 4th.  Independence day.  The land of freedom to have beliefs, faith, opinions.  To live your life as you feel correlates with your ideals and values.  Not hurting anyone, just quietly exercising the rights of this country, given to all.  But no longer.  Whether politics, race, gender, faith, if you don't believe what some do, you are chastised, spit on, ridiculed.  They have and demand rights, but ignore and trample on those of others.  Hypocrisy is rampant, the country has never been more divided, and people are called haters by those that are filled with it.   Called racist because of one idiot holding a flag.  Media only reporting incidents that incite and follow their personal narrative.  Grow up.  Quit acting like a bunch of babies on the playground.  Act like Americans, multi-cultural, multi-beliefs, multi-values, multi-religions.  One large group of free people that should be able to talk, to debate, to express, to accept, to respect, to honor, to celebrate their traditions and culture.  Stop teaching that people are haters because they don't agree with your views.  Differences do not constitute hatred, but if you believe that disagreeing makes people haters, then look in the mirror because that's you.  Whether your opinion is valid or not, respecting freedom of opinion and beliefs is the issue.  That's what should be taught.  We may one day face a great tragedy that will need us to be together and helping others.  Will we ask what you believe before we offer each other a hand?
 
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41 comments:

kelley said...

I'm with you Marley...we are so internally divide it's almost unfathomable...yet there our so many outside/ even inside our country that look to destroy us and our freedoms..we are blessed in the USA and I for one am grateful to have been born here...tolerance and respect will take us a long way...too bad so many were never taught the Golden Rule...simple as it is, it works...Happy 4th...

Vickie said...

Amen sister!
Happy 4th to you!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Very well said!!!
God Bless you and your family and this 4th of July.
Hugs :)
Lauren

capecodgirl565 said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! Have a safe and wonderful 4th.

Robin said...

Marly, I agree with everything you said whole heartedly except I don't think it is a rant. I think you put into words what many of us are thinking and feeling at this time.

I do hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Robin in Virginia

Kathy Barrick said...

Well said Marly!!

Sheila said...

Well said!! Happy 4th to you!

kathie448 said...

Well said, Marly!! So tired of the haters and most of all the news. They really do their best to incite. Anyway.... deep breath..... moving on..... wishing you and yours and all your followers a peaceful and blessed holiday weekend.

Barbara said...

Very well said Marty. Way too much hate in this country right now.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Why can't people just be nice! blessings, marlene

Kate said...

Bravo, Marly!!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Woo hoo! Preach it Sister!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Woo hoo! Preach it Sister!

Marjorie Downey said...

You go, Marly! That's why I love your blog. You tell it like it is!

Frances N said...

Well said!
Happy Fourth!!!

Sandra Sullivan said...

Marly, you said it so perfectly. We live in a country that offers so much to so many, and so many are filled with hatred. Unbelievably sad~

Phyllis said...

Well said! So sad what is happening to our country!

celkalee said...
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backporchcarver said...

NAILED IT!!!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I agree with you 100 percent. Have a happy Fourth!

Ginny said...

Well said, Marly.

Anonymous said...

Amen, that was awesome!
Lori NY

Anonymous said...

Marly, I agree with everything you said whole heartedly. I think you put into words what many of us are thinking and feeling. I live in Australia and I think the whole world could do well by heeding your words. I hope you enjoy a wonderful celebration on 4th July.
Best wishes, Dianne

Barb said...

Thanks for that great post Marly! Enjoy your 4th!

Ele said...

Well said!
I agree with Dianne, the whole world could to well by heeding these words
Have a safe and happy 4th

donna said...

It doesn't get said any better than you just did, Kudos to you Marly, well done! And.. Thank you for saying it! Have a great week-end...

Susan said...

You are so right..........

mckinney37397 said...

Great post wish more people could read it and open their eyes to the facts not just what narrow options we are given

Loou said...

I agree Marly! Well said!

rosek1870 said...

Well said Matly! In fact I don't think I have heard it put better. Have a wonderful 4th!
Hugs,Rose

Penny said...

You go, girl! Well said, and in the hearts and thoughts of so many of us!! Happy July 4th!

Angie said...

Well said, Marly! Happy 4th!

Jackie said...

Amen! Totally agree with you!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Many are divided in this country, but still the best place to live. God Bless America.

Shelly said...

Hear hear!! Thank you for that! Happy 4th to you.

Karen said...

Spot on, Marly, 100% spot on!

Anonymous said...

Perfection.
SF

Theresa said...

Well said! This country is very divided. All people do is fight and argue and everyone wants their way. So sad. WIsh you could publish your post in the newspapers. You made my July 4, thank you! Theresa

Margaret said...

Well said, Marly. I worry about this country. I do hope people will listen to people like you. Happy 4th.

Sandy In Montana said...

AMEN!! Marly.

Take Care
Hugs, Sandy

Anonymous said...

Awesome! You nailed it perfectly!

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