Still Proud to be an American (And Other Rambling Thoughts Inspired by the 4th of July)

July 4th was three days ago. I generally consider myself a very patriotic person but objectively speaking it's a weird time to be an American. Things happen, almost everyday now, that I'm not proud of. Leaders, or future leaders, of our country say things that I'm not proud of. But I will always be proud to be…