I can say what I want; vote for who I want. I get to move freely across this land irrespective of what party is in power. I can read what I want. I can worship whatever or whoever I want. I can be who I want. My sex does not matter. My race does not matter. My nationality does not matter and no, my sexual orientation does not matter. I can protest whenever I want. I can speak any language I want. I can read what I want.
I am an American. I bask in the glow and freedom that this country provides anchored by the men and women who paid the ultimate price. So have the barbecues but let’s remember those that are no longer here in spirit and deed. To those who desire a different outcome for our country, one that seeks the destruction of the ideals upon which we were formed. Know that you cannot prevail. God bless this country and the tens of thousands of men and women who gave their lives in defense of my ability to write and say what I want.