Sunday, July 03, 2005

Question Of The Week, 7/3/05

I hope all of you are enjoying a long week end with your families. Mine won't start until 11:PM. Since we are celebrating the birth of our country this weeks question is, Do parents talk to their children about what we are celebrating or will today's children grow up thinking Independence Day is just a day set aside for having picnics and setting off Chinese made fireworks? I'll post my answer in the comment section Monday morning. I hope all of you will have a Safe and Happy Independence Day.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

David, I fear the true meaning of the celebration of Independence Day is slightly lost more and more with each passing generation. Our Founding Fathers now seem like more of a fairy tale to too many Americans these days. It is my hope that people will take the time to reflect upon the REAL reason for the celebration of America's independence this weekend. Good question!

7:24 AM  
Blogger John said...

I will be talking about it with my son, but GTL has a great point. It is interesting how a liberal and a conservative can take the words of Jefferson or Franklin, and one view them as liberal while the other sees them conservative. Their enigma is getting close to the fairy tale arena.

7:36 AM  
Blogger John said...

Pray for American Housewife, she is mourning the death of her husband.

10:08 AM  
Blogger web_loafer said...

Do parents talk to their children about what we are celebrating or will today's children grow up thinking Independence Day is just a day set aside for having picnics and setting off Chinese made fireworks?

David, I sure hope I have said enough. But even if I have failed in that regard, there is still hope.

The reason I don't worry about my daughter is that she witnessed up close the unquenchable love I have for America. I have taught respect for the flag, our president, and love of country. The public schools here in Kansas still allow students to love America. Doesn't that sound strange. Listen again...schools allow students to love America. The aclu has it's claws into our school system, but in Kansas "we still wave old glory down at the courthouse."

4:28 PM  
Blogger Whymrhymer said...

Teaching by example, as Web_Loafer indicates, is the best way to teach your kids anything.

Happy Independence Day all!

9:48 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

I'm kind of mixed here, but whats new? Like GTL I feel the true meaning is lost more and more every year. Then I see what Jay and Web loafer had to say and that gives me hope.I can't let myself belive that they are the only two in the country that are taking the time to talk to there kids about what this day means.Whymrhymer has the right idea, teach by example.I pray more people will teach their children by setting a good example.Not going to be any fireworks around here today unless someone gets in my face. I'll spend the day listening to the music of Steve Vaus, ('m playing his tape "Never Had A Chance" right now, and the band Poker Face ( . Steve and Poker Face teach through their music. I've met and spent time with Steve and I've talked with Paul Topete of Poker Face on the phone, they all love their country very much.Later tonight I'll go outside to watch and make sure no one sets my house on fire with their fireworks.

Jay has ask us to pray for Carol, American Housewife, I hope all of you will do that today. I'd also like to ask you to pray for your country. If there was ever a time that it needed your prayers it would be now.

Sorry if I've just gone on and on and not done much to answer my own question. I'm feeling kind of down today because of some of the things I see going on. I do hope you have a Safe and Happy Independence Day. Please take the time to teach the young ones around you what this day means.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Chris Woods said...

I think this independence day, moreso than any other for my family, is really one about patriotism, love for one's country, and sacrifice. They have been this way in the past, but I think over the past couple of years, Independence Day has come to mean so much more for an entire generation of Americans. I hope that this tradition continues on for another 229 years.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Is It Just Me? said...

I don't know about anybody else. But, my kids know what Independence Day is all about. In fact my 14 year old and I had a two hour long conversation about it, flag burning, 911, and the fight against terrorists just Saturday when I picked him up after he served as a youth volunteer for a week for our local military sponsored "Kid's Camp".

The conversation "evolved" from his simple question about why people don't know how to take care of the flag. (He learned about it at camp).

5:29 PM  
Blogger 13 Fox said...

Sorry so late, David, but I think, as usual, the concerned parents will teach their children what the meaning of the 4th of July is and the ones who don't care (80% of America) will set out only to picnic and shoot fireworks. It's sad, but parents like us will eventually make the difference.

I hope.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Gindy said...

It will be just another holiday. It will be about freedom or something.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Let's face the fact... that new generations are forgetting the thru meaning of Independence Day. The parents and teachers should explain the children about Independence Day. The Cable Channels such as HBO, Cinemax, and Fox Movies should show Patriotic movies every 4th of July. Not all scifi movies, etc etc. The school also have to watch their students about Patriot movies. At, they always watch patriotic movies.

3:53 AM  

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