SQUARES – PERSPECTIVE – 4TH OF JULY

The Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands
one nation, under God
Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Today is July 4, 2020. A day that we celebrate the Independence of the United States of America. You know, as each day goes by, we are living in the nightmare of COVID-19, social distancing, racial inequalities, job losses and a failing economy. I began soul searching for what our country could be. We are the United States of America, not the Divided States of America. Liberty and Justice for all…not just a few!

I know I have a lot of friends and followers all over the world. I love the diversity of each and every one of you. I am a proud United States Marine who served this great country of ours for 12 years. In the past 4 years America has taken a step back from our greatness. In many ways we are more divided than we have been since the Civil War that ended in 1865. I’ll say it again. We are the United States, not the divided states. Let’s get back to working together for common causes, public safety and equality for all Americans. We are creating our history every day. Let’s create a history we can look back on and be proud of.

So for this 4th of July, our 244th year of declaring our independence where all men (humans) are created equal, I send prayers to all that we survive this dark period in American history….World history.

I am appalled at what is happening in this country and around the world. If you are an American, I encourage you to get out and vote in November. Vote for change and vote against Donald Trump. We can’t take another four years.

Wear your mask in public, practice social distancing and wash your hands to take care of those you love and yourself. Help stop the spread of COVID-19! Work and support true equality; stamp out racism and prejudice of every kind.

God bless and have a Happy 4th of July.

Day 4 – Squares – Perspective

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40 responses to “SQUARES – PERSPECTIVE – 4TH OF JULY”

  1. John Avatar

    Politics can kill off your followers, never a good idea.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      You are right about that. Just trying to make a point on what today should be versus what it is today. 😊

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      1. BeckyB Avatar

        I think you have made a superb point. I truly hope your country can be united again

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Me too! And the UK can get some real leadership soon too! What a mess! 🙂

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      3. BeckyB Avatar

        I hope so!

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    2. BeckyB Avatar

      But maybe then those are followers that shouldn’t be there. I always hope that fellow bloggers are open to hearing different perspectives

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      1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Thanks Becky! I just don’t like the negative that comes along with it and why I avoid it. I was just so angry yesterday and it was the strangest 4th of July I’ve ever felt! 🙂

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      2. BeckyB Avatar

        Good to share, and it did seem an odd one from what we could see from across the pond. Fingers crossed things improve this winter

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  2. Elizabeth Avatar

    It is really sad what is happening in USA, I’m in Canada and we are feeling this pressure from here.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      I debated on publishing my feelings because I don’t like doing politics and the negative connotations from it but I was ticked off this morning over the crap that Trump said yesterday, this week, last week and the past 4 years!

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      1. Elizabeth Avatar

        oh yes! too much is too much! it’s going on too long, his actions is affecting all the world, and only you there can make a difference.

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        It’s going to take everyone to make a difference. 😊

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      3. BeckyB Avatar

        It needs the general public who rarely share need to start sharing their feelings I think as otherwise Trump and our own leaders here in the UK are never challenged by ordinary folk like you and me and so they think everyone agrees with them.

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Thanks Becky! That is a great point! I’m behind on my replies. Heaven was beside herself last night between the thunder and fireworks. Poor thing gets worse every year. We had to cuddle with her under a blanket until 1am. And she is antsy, doesn’t want to stay put…gives me anxiety dealing with her anxiety. 🙂

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      5. BeckyB Avatar

        oh bless her, and hugs for you having to cope with her xxx

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      6. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Thanks! It’s rougher every year, but she is having congestive heart failure episodes now. Saturday night was so bad! These episodes are more and longer every day. If we can get through the heat this summer, maybe she will make it another year. Two of my friends just lost their dogs. One on Thursday and one in the wee hours of the morning yesterday. Scary times, not for just us humans. 🙂

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      7. BeckyB Avatar

        oh that’s really tough. Wish i could do more than send virtual hugs. Thinking of you, her and also your friends lots xx

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      8. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Oh that is very sweet! Thank you so much. 💜

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  3. Alison Avatar

    Happy Independence Day Lisa. A good speech from you there, and we are all watching USA to see what the future holds. I don’t think UK is much better. So glad I am now an Australian

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    1. BeckyB Avatar

      I wish I wasn’t English!

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      1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Thanks Alison for making me smile! 🙂

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        I’m sorry you feel that way. I think English people are quite interesting, but I certainly can understand. One of my ancestry lines goes back to England so I supposed I have a spidge in me. I’m not a very proud American at the moment! 🙂

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      3. BeckyB Avatar

        The loss of access to Europe is so significant for us, I just wish I had dual nationality

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        I think the loss of traveling anywhere is taking its toll on people. We were supposed to go to Seattle, Washington in September for 10 days of hiking at Mt. Rainier but I’m not getting on a plane. The mountains will have to wait. 🙂

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      5. BeckyB Avatar

        In some ways the lack of plane travel is good, but in others it is so frustrating, and dreadful of course for those whose livelihoods are dependant on it

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      6. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Everything is dreadful for those whose livelihoods depend on it. The thought of all the people in this world who are jobless and have no means to support themselves is heartbreaking. I have skills and have launched my own Etsy shop so hopefully it takes off. Making the best out of the situation. 🙂

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      7. BeckyB Avatar

        Good luck. Best time to start a business during a economic downturn apparently.

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      8. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Thanks. I’ve gotten a few orders and I believe it will take off. I just have to keep adding products. 😊

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      9. BeckyB Avatar

        Wonderful 👏

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      10. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Thank you! 🙂

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    2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks. I was worried it would turn people off. I’m not usually political in my blogs but I was having a bad day yesterday and took it out on my post. I want to move so bad but can’t. 😊

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  4. Heart to Heart Avatar

    Happy fourth July! Stay blessed 🤗

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you and you too. I got busy with my poor little dog yesterday. Thunderstorms and fireworks kept us busy cuddling with her until about 1am. She gets worse every year that goes by. 🙂

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      1. Heart to Heart Avatar

        Ohh… I can understand 🤗

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  5. BeckyB Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing your perspective. So good to hear your voice

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  6. Angela Avatar

    I don’t see this as a political post at all. I see it as a plea to all of us to recognize that we need to strive to come together in the name of the best that America can be, for each and every human being. I still believe that that’s what most Americans want, even if we seem to have lost our way right now. Bless you for your service to our country.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate that. Somehow the entire world needs to get a grip, but it needs to start with the USA. 🥰

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