Music Monday: "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" co-written and sung by Aaron Dupree Tippin

Posted By on September 21, 2020

There are a handful of songs that bring tears of pride to my eyes and  goosebumps to my arms in reflecting just how blessed we are to be living in the United States of America. Aaron Tippin, Kenny Beard Where_the_Stars_and_Stripes_and_the_Eagle_Fly_coverand Casey Beathard’s country song “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” is one of them.

As we approach a presidential election day on November 3rd, it is difficult for me to understand the hate some people currently have for this magnificent country, let alone politicians fanning those flames? No matter how hard I try to see the BLM’s Marxist views and hatred of law enforcement (not just those who abuse their positions) and ANTIFA’s desire to bring down our country … along with rioting and destroying other people’s property and our cities … I just can’t rationalize it. Too many patriotic Americans have given their lives to preserve this freedom, and despite our shortcomings as flawed human beings, we have come together to constantly improve and live up to our founding principles. No other country has delivered opportunities for so many as the USA. As a nation, we have not only constitutionally protected and better the lives of our own citizens generation after generation, but repeatedly come to the aid of others around the world. Ours is the only country that stands above as a beacon of light and liberty … so why would people fortunate enough to have been born here, or immigrated here, want to destroy it? It make no sense.

  Where The Stars and Stripes and The Eagle Fly | Aaron Tippin (2001)

I’ve included this before, on 9/11/2020, but incase it was missed, I’m sharing it again. There is no question, 26 year old Alyssa Ahlgren gets it in her passed around social networked article.

My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us!

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines AlyssaAhlgreenof presidential candidates calling for policies to "fix" the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around.

I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it.

Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose.These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought.

We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty One Times!!!
Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful. ??

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, "An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity."

Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in.

When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided.

My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country.
People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, we elect some politicians who are dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism.

Why? The answer is this,?? my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or we didn’t see the rise and fall of socialism and communism.

We don’t know what it’s like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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