To everyone out there that reads GayPatriot and your families, I hope you had a very blessed Thanksgiving.Â I’ve been on vacation from work (and life) this week so I apologize for not posting this yesterday.
We, as Americans, have a lot to be thankful for.Â Even though lately our society seems to want to stress and magnify our differences for the shock-value or newsworthiness of conflict — we in the USA are a different breed of nation and always will be.
As we enter the Christmas season, I give thanks for a wonderful family around me.Â Close friends I can count on in times of need.Â Co-workers who are sometimes my closests brothers and sisters.Â And a blogosphere full of friends I’ve never met — but have known for years.
Finally, I’d like to thank President Bush for keeping me and my family safe.Â I am a “9/11-refugee” of sorts — having left the DC area after the attacks as a result of them.Â Â Despite my own soaringÂ frustration with the President’s leadership and tactics — I am grateful that he kept his focus on the one part of hisÂ job that is most important.Â Despite all his faults, President Bush has, to the best of his abilities,Â preserved, protected and defended the Constitution of the United States during a very trying time in our nation.
We have been free from al-Qaeda attack for seven years.Â Â Thank you, Mr. President.