To all members of the Angry Left:
Today is Independence Day. Let me just remind you what that is, since you have probably blocked it out and deny all knowledge of it. Today is when we celebrate our forefathers’ victory over King George III’s imperialist Britain in 1776. You see, Independence Day — or to put it in more common parlance, the 4th of July — comes but only once a year. Like Christmas. It’s only 24 hours. Surely you can deal with that.
On this day, when the flags fly high and the fireworks burst forth in the colors red, white and blue, and symphony orchestras all across the land perform stirring renditions of “The Star Spangled Banner,” I ask only one thing of you. Take a break from your seething indignity and anger toward the country that educated you, fed you, and allowed you unsurpassed freedoms to be and think as you like. Ask yourself what you love about America — if anything — and maybe, even if for only one day, you will feel grateful.
I’m not asking you to carry that feeling of gratitude into tomorrow or any other day of the year. I know that’s asking too much of you. At midnight, you can go back to wishing you were Canadian – dreaming of six-month long waiting lists for vital heart surgery and your taxes contributing to the seal fur trade. Surely for a 24-hour span of time, you can relax and do the following:
Think about how American intervention liberated Europe from the horrors of totalitarianism, in the forms of fascism and then communism.
Ponder how America has served as a beacon of opportunity worldwide, about Cubans who risk their lives in rickety boats to cross 90 miles of treacherous water for the chance of having a life worth living. Consider how America leads the world in technological advances, making it possible for you to spread your anti-American frustrations on blogs all across the World Wide Web.
Consider freedom of speech and the right to vote. Show some regard to the way in which immigrants worldwide have integrated, assimilated and coalesced into this great “melting pot,” and of “E. Pluribus Unum.” You can dare to dream about an America you might just feel proud of.
Stop thinking about Haditha and how much you “support the troops” yet are willing to believe every negative piece of news you hear about them, judging them guilty before proven innocent. Stop thinking about Guatanamo Bay and how you would love to set every poor terrorist currently locked up there free to walk the streets and kill Americans. Cease thinking about 9/11 and how America asked for it and deserved it. Stop absorbing everything the media, which only cares about its own agenda – which is also your agenda – throws at you. Fly an American flag rather than burning it.
For one day. Just one day. Can you do it?
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