Thursday, July 03, 2008

Why America Is The Greatest Country On Earth

Why America Is The Greatest Country On Earth
By Ben Shapiro
CNSNews.com Commentary
July 02, 2008

I was sitting at lunch with a colleague a few weeks back, and he mentioned that he did not understand the general media hubbub over Michelle Obama's unpatriotic statements.

"So she said that she hadn't been proud of America in her adult life," he said. "So what?"

I answered that many Americans, rightly, were offended at the idea that a prospective First Lady of the United States was not proud of her country. "If you don't believe this is the best country on earth, don't live here," I said.

"That's 'love it or leave it,'" he answered. "I don't have to love everything about this country."

"That's right, you don't," I stated. "But if you don't believe in the essential goodness of America's founding principles -- if you don't believe that those principles constitute the greatest set of essential values ever instituted on a national scale -- then you don't belong here."

He was insulted. The typical liberal talking point states that patriotism is jingoism because America's founding principles are so much claptrap -- that modern values trump those old-fashioned ideas. But that should be an automatic disqualifier for political victory in this country. Disavowing the thoughts underlying the Declaration of Independence and Constitution is a tragic surrender to nihilism, a surrender to the barbarism of the French Revolution.

Liberals often ask for a definition of American values.

Let's begin with what such values are not. They are not the "evolving standards of decency" of Justice Anthony Kennedy. And they are certainly not the vague prescriptions of Barack Obama, who preaches unity but never explains precisely which Americans values are supposed to unify us.

They are the values held in common by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They are the values shared by James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Here are some of those values:

Free enterprise allows every American the opportunity to succeed. Encroachment on free enterprise by government violates the basic right to pursuit of happiness.

Freedom of political speech is a vital component for a functioning republic. Such freedom must not be disturbed by complaints about fairness or whining about the "tenor" of modern campaigning. The hurly-burly of politics allows truth to rise to the surface.

Traditional moral values must be the basis of the republic. Freedom without any societal moral compass leaves the nation adrift in a relativistic sea. The same sea that swamps traditional morality sinks the ship of state.

America must be defended and her liberties spread abroad when possible. Kowtowing to international multiculturalism promotes tyranny.

The left disagrees with these values. Free enterprise is to be opposed in order to rectify inequality. Free speech is to be contained to quash the extremism of political discourse. Traditional morality is intolerant and therefore to be jettisoned. And defending American values demonstrates bigoted ethnocentrism.

There are certain countries in which the founding philosophy is deeply flawed. America is not one of them. There are certain countries for which patriotism should be a sin. America is not one of them.

American history, in all of its most glorious permutations, represents the outgrowth of our founding philosophy. Only by accepting the greatness of America's founding philosophy can we hope to ensure that freedom flourishes at home and around the globe.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Alice in Wonderland fluff meant for the mind controlled. Reader is talked at, talked down. This article P.I.has posted reads like Islam - religion of peace, jihad is personal struggle, blah blah blah. Not a single paragraph offers steps to Defend, Protect the Constitution, to take back the country, the danger of the nation’s Sovereignty, the rights of the common American that is currently under attack at every angle. Your Department of Homeland Security headed by a Lenin-lookalike is meant to terrorise you, penalise and jail you for protecting your border while allowing mass immigration to place you under acute daily stress, fill you with fear and terror. One in ten American lands in jail for a myriad of “offences” that takes months if not years to clear through the maze of “laws” contrived to keep the sheeple in line.

The personal view from the Far East:

///"But if you don't believe in the essential goodness of America's founding principles -- if you don't believe that those principles constitute the greatest set of essential values ever instituted on a national scale ……..////

One of the Founding Fathers said, “We’ve given you a Republic IF you can keep it.” And thus was born the American Constitution - a Constitution to put restraints on elected leaders of the Republic and as long as they stayed under the Constitution’s umbrella of protection and obeyed their oath of office, things would go well for the Republic. Nasty reality: the American Constitution has been under Attack since President Lincoln. There is strong rumours that Bush might do away with the Constitution and declare Martial Law.

////…….American values……////

Every single one of the “values” highlighted has been violated and today, Americans are filled with fear and trembling. All those decent, patriotic American men and women who gave their lives to defend and protect their fellow citizens Freedom have been
shamefully trashed with the electing of venomous vipers (Deaf Mute Blindmen) into the sacred institutions. The American president is nothing more than a puppet controlled by the CFR, the fascist corporates. The American president works to enrich these vampires and cooperate with the Fed Reserve. To do otherwise is to lose one’s life like Lincoln, Jackson, Kennedy did. Like the big Oil Companies who tried to assassinate then President Putin and, fortunately, failed. Russia has a long memory. It’ll take its revenge.

/////Traditional moral values must be the basis of the republic. Freedom without any societal moral compass leaves the nation adrift in a relativistic sea. The same sea that swamps traditional morality sinks the ship of state.//////

Traditional moral values? Out here we see the one big sin against Life. Abortion. America aborts 50 million fetuses and allows 20 + million illegal riff raffs who parasite on the system ?? When your schools teach pre pubescent girls sex and hands out condoms? When the father is degraded and single families encouraged? When the state permits illegitimate births? Sexual slumming is the norm. Allowing perversion to be commonplace, and revered, and smile how broad minded you have become? When the family breaks down, society breaks into chaos and the country into a state of sustained anarchy. Family is very important. One’s culture, traditions, is equally important. At least out here.
When your elected reps who took an Oath to Defend and Protect your country’s Constitution but who instead violated it? The list goes on.

//////America must be defended and her liberties spread abroad when possible. Kowtowing to international multiculturalism promotes tyranny.////

Start working on your Leftist moonbats, Liberal lemmings, Politically Correct pussified faggots. Your elected reps have thoroughly brainwashed Americans with the PC garbage the average American has lost track of how he or his country should act. Those who tech tolerance are really teaching you not to express your true opinions. So before you spout freedom of speech to everyone else, where is yours? Heck, you can’t even speak the truth about islam without landing in boiling water. Out here we thrash islam and muslims with much relish and vigour.

Defend your own liberties first. You have not only let in poisonous vipers and venomous snakes (muslims) that collaborate with the deadly rattlesnakes (leftists, liberals, PC scum) but their evil is propagated and protected by your fifth column, your elected rep. and recently, disgracefully, disgustingly, by your Supreme Court.
It’s quite appalling to read Harvard bending backwards to accommodate Islamism, schools infiltrated with Islamic teaching, muslims in the military – and sensitive departments, and the recent ruling where the the Supreme Court decided to give captured terrorists more rights than American citizens have in American courts . Haebus corpus? Hey, thought that was only for American citizens, not terrorists?

Take proactive measures against your elected reps who promoted multi culti in the first place. Assail them.

////There are certain countries in which the founding philosophy is deeply flawed. America is not one of them. There are certain countries for which patriotism should be a sin. America is not one of them.////

Hear! Hear! How come your Constitution is under constant attack? How come Mexican illegals, across the nation in the past two years, dragged the nation’s flag, “Old Glory,” through the mud and across the concrete in their marches for their ‘rights’ to break your laws? Terry Anderson, in Thornton, Colorado explained how illegal aliens overwhelm LA with gangs and how they kill blacks as a matter of standard operating procedure.
BUT out here we notice how your politicians go after the Hispanic vote, the African-American vote, and scarcely, if ever, talk about the American vote??!! Obama’s speeches is all about against White Americans. Ben Shapiro should begin an earnest campaign to brainwash Obama, perhaps?

What kind of patriotism, if you please? Spanish signs all over. Hispanics prefer Spanglish over English. How to be patriotic? Mexicans are already getting back their Texas as property prices slump to nothingness.

////Only by accepting the greatness of America's founding philosophy can we hope to ensure that freedom flourishes at home and around the globe./////

Don’t worry about freedom around the globe. Regain your country, your rights, your sovereignty, your freedom. Read Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or Give me Death”

The globe is not your business. Your country is. America is Up for Sale. China, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates gobble up Western assets through their sovereign wealth funds, and Russia has decided to join the party. The Kremlin has decided to poised to begin picking off key American assets. Your currency is a “basket case”. America Treasury holds just about 1% of the world’s $.7.6 trillion of foreign currency reserves to intervene. Poland has $77 billion, Turkey has $78 billion, and Libya has $79 billion. On the other end of the spectrum, China has $1.7 trillion (not counting Hong Kong’s $150 billion) Japan has $1 trillion, Russia has $550 billion, India and Taiwan each have about $300 billion. Singapore, a nation with fewer than five million people, has $175 billion. China holds $1 trillion of US Treasury bonds.

And your country’s leaders are using your money, the American taxpayer’s money, to recoup their losses. For example, Bank of America made a very calculated move. They will gain $5 billion from American tax payers for buying Countrywide – the failed and alleged fraudulent mortgage company who is the root cause of sub prime debacle. The takeover will be financed by 138 million tax-payng Americans. Get a grip!
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I write because I care for all those good Americans who are in the worst of crisis.
America’s debt is not redeemable. Winter will be your worst time, ever. Price of oil will rise and people will freeze, starve and die. Middle and working classes will be pauperized, the poor wiped out. Banditry, riots, and rebellion will be daily occurrences with the danger of the human bomb muslim in your midst .
There will be blood, but your politicians and the pundits will not seem to care all that much.

With much sincerity, Good Luck American Men and Women.

ea

Anonymous said...

And this is how we in the East and Far East teach those who abuse power.
Xinhua News Agency report:

Girl's death sparks rioting in Chinese county
Unrest triggered by allegations of a cover-up over girl's death
June 29, 2008
BEIJING - Thousands of rioters torched police and government office buildings in southwest China on Saturday, in unrest triggered by allegations of a cover-up over a girl's death, residents and state media reported on Sunday.

About 10,000 people mobbed government offices in Weng'an county, Guizhou province, on Saturday afternoon demanding justice over the teenager's death after her body was found in a local river, a resident said.

"They also burned about 20 vehicles, including police cars," the official, surnamed Huang, said

Residents believed the girl had been murdered by the nephew of a senior government official
Huang said the girl's family had rejected the authorities' offer of 3,000 yuan ($440) compensation, later upped to 30,000 yuan.

Residents had donated money to the family to sue local authorities, Huang said.
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Now, this is what we out here understand justice, truth, unity.

ea

Anonymous said...

I hope Americans find those founding values again. And protect them against those that want to destroy them.
I think G.Bush learnt a lot from T. Blair when they chatted.
How to f++k up a country, line your pockets and pull the wool over the sheep-peoples eyes.
ea, you are an inspiration, though your thoughts must hurt good Americans who want to believe in their Country.
Nevertheless, God Bless America. They will need all the help they can get.

A Kishore said...

Great article...here's why I think America is the greatest country in the world. Let me know what you think.

http://www.myreferenceframe.com/america/is-america-the-greatest-country-in-the-world/