Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Pledge Allegiance

Today I drove to Ellensburg to the Washington State Horsemen board meeting. During the president of our organizations opening remarks he talked about what a tough week this had been for our country and we were going to open the meeting with a pledge of allegiance. It set my mind to thinking on the two and a half hour drive home. I turned the music off and let my mind go.
I thought of all the ugly things that have been said about both sides of the issue and it makes my stomach turn over. I hate all this rhetoric. Neither side needs to say such bad things and make such bad accusations of others just because they disagree with their opinions. Both sides have said things no one needs to say. This is America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are Americans. And I lift my proud head about that fact. I remember some years ago being in Washington DC. We had toured the capitol building and went out a door opposite of where we went in somehow. Can't remember. We crossed the street to the Supreme Court building and I looked back across the street through the leaves of autumn at the Capitol and sat down on those white marble steps and wept. The ladies with me thought something was wrong but I just looked at that awesome picture in front of me and thought here I am in the capitol of the most powerful nation on earth. I am just little old me from Spokane, Washington and I can go and walk around and no one is standing there with guns. Some of that has changed since 911 but you can still get around the city. I am so proud to be an American. I guess that is why all this name calling and finger pointing is bothering me so much.
My sister and I are on opposite sides of the issue but we are still sisters and love each other. She is my one and only. Bob and his brother are on opposite sides of the issue but they still love each other. He is his one and only. We are family. Most of our friends agree with our particular views but they would still be our friends even if they didn't. We are Americans. Both Bob and Brownie and Bob's brother served in the military. I don't think at that time in their life they gave a big whoop about such things.
I want people to stop pointing fingers, stop calling names, stop sounding like a bunch of spoiled brats.
Well that is my preach and my only political talk on this blog. What people do on their own blogs is their business but this is mine dear friends and I want Peace. And I want my horse. LOL


  1. Amen Lea. This was beautifully said.

    I, too, Pledge Allegiance to the Flag,
    of the United States Of America.

  2. Well said! Our country may not be perfect but I am grateful every day that the USA is where I was born! I also thank my ancestors for having the courage to immmigrate and begin a new life on this continent.

  3. Very well said and when the talking heads set one of these crazies off and they do something awful,the talking head will go home to their nice home and bed, and the rest of us will never be the same.


  4. I'm with you Lea - enough already people. I have only one thing to say - nice matters. blessings,marlene

  5. I'm not an USA citizen, but well said!

  6. I totally agree with you and it touches my heart that you were so moved to tears when viewing our Capitol! And what you stated in this post, you stated from your heart! And I can't wait for you to get Sage, too! I think everyone who reads your blog wants that horse with you and NOW!!! LOL Hugs to you!!