AMERICAN PATRIOTS - NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT THANK GOD - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
It is politically wrong in this land we love to wave the flag, say the pledge, pray to God and believe that the fight for liberty and freedom is a fight worth dying for! Children are refusing to say the pledge and it is considered good. Yet no one has questioned why they chose to do this. They were not born to say no to saying the pledge. They did not just wake up one morning and say, " I am not going to say the pledge today." They were taught, whether by liberal teachers or by parents who think patriotism is stupid, they were taught !
Yes the decision to not say the pledge was of their own accord and is within their Constitutional rights and they in this free country must never be forced to say it, but the fact that they made that decision IS because they were taught by someone that saying the pledge is wrong!
While this one act is not that significant in the grand scheme of things it is among a large current that flows within this nation that says it is not PC to wave the flag, recite the pledge, believe that this is, "one nation under God," feel a rise in ones heart when the National Anthem is sung, cheer when and enemy is defeated in battle and just plain be proud to be an American.
The politically correct idea now is to blame America for the worlds problems, attack traditional American values, insult our best military leaders, spit on the flag rather that fly it in pride of our heritage and our freedoms and bow to the world rather than stand strong and firm in the ideals and truths that this is the strongest and greatest nation on Earth.
First, America bows to no one but God. Yes this is the land of freedom of religion and all religions are accepted and find a home in this free nation. But this is also the land that was founded on Judeo/Christian values and ideas and believing that as well as practicing the same is not only our right as Americans but an intricate part of our heritage.
Countless conspiracy nuts like Ward Churchill, ( sad that he shares the same name as Sir Winston), claim everyday that we attacked our own buildings and killed our own people on 9/11 just to go to war. To those I say , "get over it, " and understand that it was Americans who died in those planes and buildings. It was Americans who ran into the burning rubble to save lives, it was Americans who sifted through the rubble searching for any sign of survivors. And it was America herself who was brutally attacked by an evil enemy who had no justification or right to hijack our planes and kill our people ! And it is American who has the right to fight in retaliation for those who were killed and to prevent it from happening again!
This politically correct crowd, who also just happen to be to the left of the political spectrum and claim as their own many within the halls of our own Congress, think that WE are the cause of world strife and problems. They , "feel, " for those nations who call America the great satan, or who scream of American power attempting to force itself on the world. Yet when any, and I mean any of these countries who lash out at us are hurting whether by natural disaster or at the hands of an evil dictator, who do they cry to first and loudest....The United States of America.
It is we who dry the worlds tears, feed the worlds hungry, free the worlds captives and liberate the nations who live under an iron fist. It is America who is first to act when an earthquake or tsunami destroys and kills. And it is American who opens her heart and gives until their seems no more to give then opens her heart even more and gives again.
Then when all the dust clears and the waters recede do we demand thanks ? No, and in most instances all we get is condemnation from the very same people we helped and accusation by the left in our own country of American Imperialism and how we caused the disaster or are destroying the world. So should we stop giving ? No, because THAT IS the American way!
Almost every country in this world owes its very existence to this land of the free and home of the brave. We either have liberated them from the grip of tyrants like ALL of the nations of Europe or American money and technology has allowed the people of the worlds nations a better existence and a brighter future.
Yet we never seek a thank you or reparations from the people we liberate or provide a better life and many times all we receive is hatred and condemnation. Many on the left in our own country join in with the hate America movement while enjoying the freedoms that give them the right to hate and condemn and some even use those freedoms to acquire huge fortunes BECAUSE of America while hating the country and condemning everything she does.
Well this is one American who is sick and tired of the politically correct, the blame American first crowd, the hate patriotism gurus and the liberals who think we should bow to the world and socialize America. I am proud to be an American. Glad to live in the greatest nation God has ever blessed to exist on this Earth. I proudly fly my flag, raise my hand to my heart and pledge my allegiance to this , "one nation under God." I am not ashamed to shed a tear upon singing God Bless America. I am glad that my heart bursts with pride when the drum rolls and the stirring words of our Nation Anthem begin.
I want this nation to seek out and destroy our enemies BEFORE they can do the same to us. I love the men and women of The United States military and am proud of every one of them and give a heart filled thank you for their sacrifice and service. When I see an F -15 fly over head I know that it is crying the sound of freedom when it kicks in the afterburners. When I see the wake of the worlds oceans fall beside the massive American Aircraft Carriers I cheer them on and am glad that they represent my home and my flag.
If this is politically incorrect then BY GOD I AM PROUD TO BE SO! To those who call me wrong I say, I will die to defend your right to act and think as you do BECAUSE that is freedom, but I challenge you to find anywhere in this world where you CAN say what you do, hate the country that allows you to do so and not face some type of retribution for saying it! Until then, remember that like it or not THIS is the greatest and most powerful nation on earth and though many who are patriots and flag waving Americans are not as vocal as you, you are in the minority and that most Americans love this land and will die to keep her FREE!
God Bless America!