While setting here on a gorgeous 72 degree Saturday afternoon reading about the turmoil in Egypt, I cannot help but beam with pride. The USA, while facing its own struggles, is by far the best political system in the world. Could you imagine a President ruling the United States for over thirty years? The thought is ludicrous, yet in Egypt that is the situation. Their leader has been in power for thirty years. Thirty years of the same political agenda. Thirty years of the same police brutality. Thirty years of ignoring the cry of Egypt's citizens. Thank God I live in the USA.
We are truly blessed to live in a nation where we have the right to petition our government, speak our mind free from fear of retribution, vote for our leaders every four years, and vote based on our moral, political, and religious views. We haven't had a president serve longer than eight years since the New Deal era, and think about how we sometimes complain; "Jeez, another four years with this guy?!" At least we know when it will end. Unfortunately our brothers and sisters in Egypt are not so lucky. And even worse, countries around the world are in the same boat. Cuba and North Korea are victims of the same type of tyranny.
How lucky we are as Americans, yet we forget that. We remember one day a year, the 4th of July. And then we focus more on the grill, beer, and fireworks than we do on our freedom. So thank you to those who have gone before us and fought for the freedoms we now enjoy daily. And God Bless America.