Mouth That Roars

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in the Sullivan County Post.

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July 4th, 2020

Independence Day 2020 A Time to Be Proud We Are Americans!

Independence Day 2020 – So much to celebrate and  yet so much more work to be done.

This year as our parades, street fairs, and practically all of our fireworks are gone due to COVID19 – Perhaps it is a good time to reflect on the past and present.

Even if attending a BBQ with family and friends while social distancing and wearing a mask – take a moment to be thankful for the real freedom our Constitution and Declaration of Independence grants us.

Although the true meaning of the 4th of July revolves around our Independence from Britain, it is the democracy that was born out of it we should all celebrate. 

Alongside Democracy comes the American Dream, and that is continually being played out before us each and every day. Equal Rights and Human Rights Must Be Part of That!

Indeed, we are not the same America we were just a few short years ago, or even weeks or days ago.

New immigrants come to America because they want the freedom that we are all granted. But, somehow the message among our own is now lost.

We thought we made so much progress as a Nation – But where are we really today?  

As we mark our Independence, we must be thankful to live in such a diverse nation made up of so many vibrant people.  It is not difficult to understand why so many people leave their suppressed countries to settle in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Or is it?

As we celebrate our Independence, I often think how in other countries the media is controlled by the government, and expressions of diverse opinions are denied. Modern technology such is breaking that barrier.

We can never allow free speech and discussion of the issues to be silenced. Indeed, the Internet and social media is changing how we do business in Sullivan County.

We must all be thankful for all our first amendment rights grant us and should use it in a positive productive way.

No matter ones viewpoints, race, creed, color, gender, age, education, wealth, sexual orientation, or religious ideology, we all strive for the same goals and quality of life. Even though some of our customs, political beliefs, and the way we approach life may vary, we are all the same.

Although some of us might not understand differences or disagreements, we must learn to tolerate and respect others. That is what our great country is all about.

Please – Try to understand why people are upset and angry – None of us can change the past – But, we can all move forward together. We are a changed world and a changed America. Let’s all turn this into a positive.

Happy 4th of July – Enjoy your hot dog! And, Please, Out of RESPECT of Others – Wear a Mask and Social Distance!

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion in the “MOUTH THAT ROARS” Column in the Sullivan County Post


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