I am re-reading 1776 by David McCullough
March 19, 2009 11:09pm CST
I'm sort of an American History buff. But don't test me. I'm certain that there are people that know American History much better than I do. I just love reading about how this country was started and everything that the colonists had to go through in order to win their independence. My wife and daughters bought this book for me when it was first published in 2005 and I read it then. Recently I decided to read it again after having finished reading a book on Abraham Lincoln entitled, Lincoln's Melancholy, that one had to do with our 16th President's depression. Anyway, in reading 1776, I am consistently amazed at how a band of "undisciplined" drunk (for the most part), farmers could actually fight against the great English empire, who were at that time in history one of the world's super powers, and gain independence against all odds. Sure there have been many blemishes in the history of this great nation of ours, to wit Slavery, but still this test of democracy has lasted for over 230 years, and is still the beacon of hope for many throughout the world. On the other hand, many still hate America and everything it stands for, despite loving our music, movies and clothing. What is your opinion towards the United States of America?
• United States
20 Mar 09
I think we take our freedom and country too much for granted. I love the United States of America. It has it's flaws but what country doesn't. I cannot think of another country in this world that enjoys the freedoms that we enjoy. I am so appreciative for the lives given so that we can live in a most blessed land. My love for this country brings me to tears.