America is one of the greatest countries our world has ever known. The people who live in a country so great need to be willing to protect everything it stands for, Liberty, virtue, sacrifice, and so much more.
There have been several great Americans who have done just that and protected and provided for this country but, generation after generation those people seem to fade away. They’re still out there, as we discussed before, but they’re hidden. One responsibility we have as Americans is to step up and become those people. Let us not be those who “ought only to follow those who can inflict the greatest punishments, or give the greatest rewards”.
In Ancient Rome, the people were so caught up in what the government was giving them that they didn’t pay much attention to what it was taking. Much of us are like this today. Thomas Jefferson said “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take it away”. This country was developed and earned by those who worked hard their whole lives to accomplish it. If they could do that, then we can live without the government unconstitutionally giving everybody what they desire. A government who gives too much is a government who takes even more.
Work hard, and become the virtuous people we were meant to be!