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We live in perilous times. Many of us are either angry or sad about what is happening in the United States. If you spend 15 minutes a day listening, reading or watching the news, you know inflation is on the rise. Our employers compete with government checks for the manpower they need to keep the doors open. Our national debt exceeds $ 23 trillion as the Biden administration seeks to raise your taxes to spend $ 3.5 trillion on social spending they call infrastructure.

Our borders are open, the COVID crisis remains a battle of fear versus fact, and our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are wondering why President Joe Biden called off our bitter battle? We doubt the election results and cry as our schools indoctrinate rather than educate. Simply put, we live in a time when everything must be questioned as we seek the truth.

There are many ways we can choose to respond to these difficult times. I have a suggestion, let’s look at our American flag to get back on track.

Is Old Glory Flying Over Your Home Or Business? What about your farm or ranch? I asked Jim Swartout of NDFlagPoleGuy.com what role the flag can play in the renewal of our nations. We should all take his answer to heart.

He said to me: “My grandfather’s country is falling apart. We should all read a history book written before 1960. It will show you all the times when despots came into power and tried to take control of the masses, rather than giving opportunities to individuals. For some reason, those in power seem to want to tell everyone what to do. Doesn’t he seem to be repeating history? We elect representatives and presidents to represent us in the world. Now all of a sudden they give the world, our treasures, our weapons to our adversaries, and tell us that we have to be for it and that we have to shoot, and their patience with us becomes very, very short. Truly?”

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Jim worries that “power over people, exercised in this reckless manner, has not ended well throughout history. We don’t want that. Pray for another great American revival. He says we have to get back to “civil order”. And it starts at the kitchen table. “We really need to teach our kids about history, it’s the Christian foundation and the American flag! This symbol of freedom has been fought for 245 years. Everyone who has known individual freedom has loved this symbol and the freedom it brings. When I put up a flag pole most, if not all, have a tear in their eyes when the pole is put up. When the flag is hoisted on their property, it represents their beliefs. It is their symbol that has been shared by everyone since the founding of the United States of America. It is the common bond shared by millions of people over time in this great nation and the common thread of civil humanity.

Let’s raise this American flag. It has prevailed over many perils in our history. Never forget that.

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Scott Hennen hosts the statewide radio show “What’s On Your Mind?” »The AM 1100″ The Flag “, KFYR AM 550, AM 1090 KTGO” The Flag “and AM 1460 KLTC. Email him at [email protected]

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