6 Jul

Great thoughts from a fellow blogger re: celebrating America’s greatness.

A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

By Tom Quiner

What a country we have.

I love the exuberant way we celebrate our Independence Day. For me, I go out to the state capital and listen to Yankee Doodle Pops with the Des Moines Symphony complete with fireworks. Tens of thousands gather and sit on the capital lawn and enjoy this old-fashioned way to celebrate.

I take in a Fourth of July parade where my neighbors and fellow Americans revel in our nation’s exceptionalism. Tens of thousands more come out for this tradition.

Did you know that most Americans believe we are exceptional? The Gallup Poll asked us this question:

“Because of the United States’ history and its Constitution, do you think the U.S. has a unique character that makes it the greatest country in the world, or don’t you think so?”

Eighty percent of Americans said yes! In their eyes, America is exeptional. Here’s how the…

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