Why I am a Patriot
by Frank Giovinazzi
In my days I have enjoyed the fruits and the comfort of life in this great land.
But more important is the nourishment America has lent my heart.
It has created in me a sense of optimism, of faith in progress.
Of confidence that all adversity can be overcome with labor of the hand and mind.
Of belief in God, that there is a divinity to which we are accountable and by whom we are cherished.
Of a sense of wonder, that no matter the temporary wrong, goodness prevails.
Of freedom, that each day is given to me to be acquitted as I see fit.
Of community, that as we each work for ourselves and our families, the whole benefits from our labor.
Of individuality, that I have worth.
Of responsibility, that I am expected to contribute my best.
Of serenity, that life is enjoyed free of ancient fear.
Of brotherhood, that each is enjoying the same as I.
Of conviction, that no other people, no other place, has ever guaranteed so much to so many.
Of gratitude, to have been so nurtured.
Of strength, that this is worth defending.
This is why I am an American Patriot.
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