We live in a time when it is hard to be a true American patriot. We have a leader who apologizes to the world for our way of life. We have a Congress bent on staying in power from one election cycle to the next. We have a Supreme Court that allows the innocent to be murdered in the womb. Hard times!
But...we have a people, the American citizens, who have a mind of their own and can decide what's best for them without being preached to by some pseudo government leaders. We read, we hear, we see what's happening to our nation. Some of us report on the web what we perceive as the ills our nation faces. We try to be the best patriot we can in our small corner of America during these hard times.
American is exceptional...we are a brand and breed that is special. We are not the French nor the British nor any other nationalism. And, Ronald Reagan thought we were a special type of world citizen.
Reagan spoke this regarding U.S. leadership in the world...
"Few Americans accept the belief of some of those now in positions of importance in guiding our foreign policy that America's purpose in the world is to appease the mighty out of a sense of fear or to appease the weak out of a sense of guilt."
He warned us about big government...
"No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So, governments' programs, once launched, never disappear.
Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth."
He mocked feigned peace...
"Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a Utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we'll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he'll forget his evil ways and learn to love us."
He called despotic killers what they were...
"I'm coming before you tonight about the Korean airline massacre, the attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women, and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. This crime against humanity must never be forgotten, here or throughout the world."
Reagan had so much more to tell us. Reagan practiced what he preached. Reagan made us proud to be American! I wish we had a Ronald Reagan, but until then we will continue to be exceptional in this crazy world!
Read more about Ronald Reagan at... Reagan 2020