With an election looming in November, you're bound to hear a lot of over-the-top political speech.
Many times, you're bound to hear people say that the president, governor, et al, is a "dictator," and that our leaders in government are all secretly out to take our guns, religion, jobs, money, cars, homes, first-born children and everything else we hold near and dear to our hearts if we don't vote them out in the fall.
For everyone telling you that any leader in this country is a "dictator," tell them that they have no idea what they're talking about. If they really want to see one, they need only to take a boat 90 miles south off the Florida coast from Miami and live under Fidel Castro's rule in Cuba for a bit.
For everyone telling you that the government is going to control every aspect of your lives, tell them that they're losing it. They can go live in North Korea to see what that really looks like.
America isn't perfect. It never has been. That's why our laws keep changing and our constitution has been amended 27 times.
But it's certainly no Cuba or North Korea, either.
Monday was Memorial Day, one of the few times each year where most people take a moment not to fear all they think is wrong with our country, but to instead remember all that makes it great - the greatest nation in the world.
You're free to say and do more inside these borders than any other place on the planet. The people freely choose who leads them. Only those who are willing and able serve in the armed forces.
It's time we hear about what's right about this country for a change.
Life. Liberty. The pursuit of happiness.
That doesn't sound like much of a dictatorship to us.