Jack Kemp On Patriotism

Yesterday Jack Kemp was awarded the medal of freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. 

He was once quoted as saying:

 “Pro football gave me a good perspective. When I entered the political arena, I had already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded, and hung in effigy.”

He was no whiner and he certainly could give many of our current politicians a few lessons in patriotism.

“What distinguishes me as an American is willing to what you all are doing – engage in ideas – engage in argument – engage in dissent – engage in the fierce battle of a liberal democracy.”

What distinguishes you? How will history remember you, even if it is only your family history. Stories told by your grandchildren. Will your legacy be stories of grandma/grandpa sitting on the couch and telling stories or your involvement in the Country that they now live in?

Will your legacy be fighting for your/their freedoms or living during the time we watched our/their freedoms taken away?


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