i was writing in response to Kate this morning who had written a response to me from last night. It was about folks who are not from here and with no apparent knowledge of the U.S. and what we really stand for, deciding that they need to soap box about how bad this country is. It was about some people who have some stupid agenda in that they vocally degrade and disgrace the U.S.A. We as Americans can indeed have our say. We have a thing called freedom of speech, and I respect and honor that. Even those who wish us harm have that same freedom when they are here. But, here's the conflict. I, for one, have to have my say when I hear someone bashing my country. And hopefully, I am heard by the same people who do the bashing. Some of our polititians might be might be idiots but the country they live in is absolutely exceptional. Throughout our history we have fought for ourselves and our freedom as well as fought on the soils of other countries for their freedom. I do not care what people think of us when they are at their home in their own country, but I wish they would just stay there, instead of spewing their hatred while enjoying their stay here. I got a little bug tonight and I found the Red Skelton Pledge of Allegence on U-tube. He performed it in 1969. I have seen it a dozen or so times since the original date, and it still makes my eyes water a bit. I really believe everyone should see it. It might make a few changes in the way some folks see our country. I am always proud of my country, the pledge just makes me prouder. I would gladly put the link up on the page, but frankly, I only know how to type on these dern things. My wife does the hard stuff, and she's busy right now. Thank ya'll for a turn on the soap box.....May God Bless this great country!!! I really love her.