“God (Friggin’) Bless The United States of America”
Come election time, when politicians are desperate to look like decent folks to their constituents, they chant the “god bless the united states of america” mantra. I don’t know what is more annoying to me – the fact that these dolts chant it or the fact that so many of the masses fall for it.
There is far too much hypocrisy in that statement for my tastes – and has been for almost 20 years. I remember when I first tasted that bitterness…
It was the week following September 11, 2001. Visiting some relatives in another city, I noticed the slogan “God Bless America” boldly painted in red, white and blue on their front window, a contribution by my sister-in-law, notoriously known for her strong Christian belief system. It bothered me. A lot. While that event marked part two of my awakening, the slogan itself, which normally I would embrace patriotically and proudly, suddenly turned my stomach. But why?
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