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4 Reasons America Is STILL The Greatest Nation On Earth

american flag -- pinterestWith all of the turmoil and controversy in our nation over the last few decades, it’s easy to criticize the USA as a country in decline.

However, it is times like these that we need to gird up our loins, fight for what we believe in, and remember that despite the many faults we can currently name with the United States, this is still the greatest nation on Earth. Here are four reasons that we — on this Fourth of July – can still celebrate being an American:

1. The First Amendmentconstitution -- nationofchangeDOTorg

It’s true that our freedom of speech and freedom of religion are under attack in modern America, and I don’t deny that we are standing and looking over a cliff that freedom haters are desperately trying to shove us off of. Yet we can still express ourselves as we wish, thanks to the First Amendment to our Constitution.

In many countries, speaking out against the government — or even writing blog posts such as this one — are cause enough for imprisonment at best and death at worst. Even our good friends Canada and the United Kingdom fine people for making comments that our Constitution protects.

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In America, we can protest peacefully with signs in the street, we can call our congressmen with complaints or suggestions, and we even can publicly write an opinion about how we think that our leaders are dirtbags or criminals if we believe that to be the case — all without any fear of being taken away in the night or dragged to prison.

Further — and more importantly — we still have the freedom to practice our religious beliefs. I understand and agree that at this moment in time this freedom is closer to being curbed than at any previous time in our history, but if you go to church this Sunday to worship, you won’t be questioned by government authorities. In many countries, simply admitting that you follow Christ — or Buddha, or Vishnu, for that matter — can land you in prison or even result in your death.

The First Amendment to our Constitution guarantees these rights, and it is arguably the greatest contribution to freedom in the history of the world since the Magna Carta was signed.

2. Guns

Although the quote is thought to have been fabricated, tradition holds that Japan’s Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said during WWII, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Whether the quote is accurate or not, the idea is still true to an extent today. It’s estimated that one in three households in the USA has guns, and that is as it should be in our Founders’ eyes. In fact, the number of registered hunters in the US is estimated to be between 25 and 45 million. Combined and united, this would by far be the largest standing army in the world. Keep in mind that this doesn’t include gun owners who aren’t registered hunters. And it’s all possible because our Founders placed this right in the Constitution, in the Second Amendment.

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Yes, there are threats to gun ownership every other week by the Left. For now, though, we still have the right to defend ourselves, from enemies foreign and domestic, and the means with which to do so. Very, very few other countries in the world can come anywhere close to that claim.

3. Sea to Shining Sea

barn -- howstuffworksDOTcomThere’s no doubt that God brought our forefathers to this land. There is no other country on the face of the Earth with the natural resources and variety of climates and land types that we have. Beaches, mountains, deserts, valleys, prairies, tundra, you name it — we’ve got it.

Not only do we have this vast and beautiful land, but we can travel freely to any of them without passports, papers or any other restrictions. Consider Europe as a comparison. There are different climates and landforms there — all within a smaller area than our single country, but traveling between them means traveling across different countries with different rules.

As far as natural resources, no other landmass — let alone country — on the planet compares in the slightest to what we have here. We sit on top of the largest deposits of oil and natural gas anywhere. Our timber is practically unrivaled. The list goes on and on. This is by far the most blessed piece of land on our globe, despite the constant attempts to restrict our access to the resources we own.

4. Opportunity and Wealth

In many countries, the caste or social status you are born into is where you will remain for life. Other countries allow people to advance themselves but don’t have the opportunities to make such advancement feasible or even possible. America, though, is the land of opportunity. Despite what the Leftists would have us believe, you can still go from rags to riches in the USA if you have the desire and drive to do so.

The majority of the world’s wealthiest people live here. We hear constantly from the media about how many poor and underprivileged there are in this country, yet in reality the poor in the US are richer than the poor of just about any country – and are actually richer than the rich in some countries. Stick that in your “occupy” movements and smoke it. The poor in this country have cell phones, air conditioning and cable television. The poor in many countries eat dirt and bugs to survive.

Yes indeed, despite our many downfalls and problems, there is still no better place on this Earth to live than the good old USA. And that is also one of our biggest problems.

There are many who want to strip us of what we have, and more than a few of these are right here among us. The top dog is always under attack by those who would tear them down, and we are by far the biggest target around.

There are only two things that can keep these beasts at bay. The first is our own diligence. Great nations always fall when the citizens become complacent, self-righteous and morally depraved. Always.

The second is our loving and providing God, under whose protection we have been for two centuries. Yet those of us who know and love the Truth understand that His protection of our country is conditional on us acknowledging and following Him. When we turn our backs on Him, He will undoubtedly return the favor in kind. I pray that we have not already fallen this far, although in the flesh it’s very hard to see how we are not either standing at the precipice – or are already in freefall, having gone over it, unaware of our impending fate in our own ignorant bliss.

Do you agree or disagree? What would you add to the list? Share your thoughts in the section below:

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  1. To state that there are “still attacks regarding guns from the left” is a false statement. You need to do more research before you make such assumptions. Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Mark Pryor (Ark.), are democratic representatives who voted AGAINST crackdowns of gun control their democratic neighbors supported. Mark Kirk of Illinois tends to be the most ANTI-GUN republican, often agreeing more with stronger gun protections then others. As is Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).

    So to automatically assume that the “LEFT” or the “RIGHT” are the ones causing problem is hypocritical. It is BOTH sides that do not understand gun rights. Until we get people who know that BOTH sides are wrong, this United States of America that I would be willing to die for, will NEVER be the right way. That’s why if you care to see any improvement with the USA you will stop voting, because both don’t care about you.

    Also you need to look at before you start talking about people who are poor. Perhaps you should change to Poverty, as that is something completely different then poor. Those who are in “poverty” cannot afford phones, and I can show you MANY cases where people in other countries who are considered “poverty stricken” actually do not eat “bugs or dirt” if anything they often eat more healthy then we do, BECAUSE of their diet.

    Finally no, not all countries fall when their people become complacent, some fall because they have fought too many wars, have expanded too much, so that no competition exists, or have been decimated by plague, famine, or drought, not because they were complacent. Also why the “opportunity” does exist, you cannot deny that it favors those who are white, upper or working class, and those with no criminal history. I am more likely to have a better opportunity obtaining a job then a fellow who served his time in prison and paid back restitutions, and for his sins. So do not speak of opportunity, unless you intend to talk about the benefits that some have over others.

  2. I agree. I’m a teacher and schools were much better when we had prayer in the schools. The Lord will judge this nation for that and for the abortion of innocent children. Also, we need to have classes saying the Pledge of Allegiance at least to begin the school day. If you want a good nation, teach our children Christian values.

  3. The Oncoming Storm

    articles like this make me SICK. america is NOT the best country in the world. that is simple propaganda. these “rights” we supposedly have can be removed through simple legislation, and a lot of them have already had that happen! look at the increase of police murder, people being arrested for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time or speaking out against something. so much for the first amendment. people losing their property to corporations because the government thinks it can be better used to make a profit. the corruption in the government itself and how it panders to the corporate and commercial sectors is sickening. look at all the poisons being prescribed as medication, the poisons in the food, the poisons in the water, the poisons in the air. how about the war on self sufficiency and protecting your life becoming a crime. the only thing america is better at is getting people to think they’re actually free. if you can convince a slave that it’s not a slave, it won’t think it’s a slave.

  4. I still hold a strong belief that America is still the greatest nation in the globe. America has the largest economy and it has a lot of opportunities. in adddition, America has fully manged to protect its citizens from external threats. this is one of the key factors that define a strong nation.

  5. The author of the article is a fine fellow. Look at the discussions in the comments. But to draw so many words out of a person, it is necessary to touch it so badly – just what is needed for an article. Rezoniruet with readers – it means you got to the point! I love our country, I like doing my own thing for the project in free time. America is a strange opportunity. And those who write that this is not an ideal strange, or that it is not the best strange in the world where one can live, is very much mistaken. Would you live in other countries, saw how people live there – instantly took their words back! You are already lucky to be born Americans!

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