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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Birthday of our Nation........

As we celebrate the birthday of our country I wonder what the future holds. All great nations seem to follow a pattern of ascent and then decline. When Zachariah Butler joined the Va. Continental Line at the age of 44 in Sept. of 1780, did he have any idea what lay ahead? A planter from Virginia suddenly having to fight against the most powerful nation in existence. What made them think they could win against polished British troops? No doubt the fighting they copied from Native Americans soon hurt the disciplined troops from England who formed a line and began shooting. Guerrilla warfare started in the American Revolution and finally defeated the British.
I'm proud to be an American. Are we perfect? Of course not. Are we on the other side of the mountain and about to go toward our decline like so many other nations before? I don't know, but it looks that way.
Can we do anything to stop it? I hope so.

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