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My Turn: Celebrating freedom

It would be easy to watch the news and become overwhelmed by all the bad stuff out there. There is unrest in many parts of our world and it seems that shootings in Wilmington are becoming a common occurrence. If that isn't bad enough, natural disasters have struck our friends and taken lives in America and points beyond.

And at this time of year, we're supposed to be celebrating our freedoms. And to that I say YES! We still need to celebrate.

You see, in all this turmoil it is so easy to overlook all that hasn't changed. Celebrate this: Our farmers still produce enough food to feed the world over. Our health care and judicial systems may be flawed, but are still the best ever devised.

We still have the greatest freedoms and liberties of anyone on earth. And this is still the place where people from every corner of the globe flock to, bringing with them all their hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow - and they're still coming.

Maybe it's because they know this is still America, still a land of hope and still a nation of promise. So yes, let's go ahead and get out everything red, white and blue and let's celebrate this great country!

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at

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