Is anyone else sick and tired of the ongoing apologetic nature of our national leaders?
It seems as though we're constantly offering our apologies to other countries around the world for one thing or another.
I'm sorry some whack-a-do made a film that upset the Muslim community.
I'm sorry the fact that America's success in a little less than 250 years far surpasses the accomplishments of other countries which have been here far longer.
I'm sorry our freedom of speech stirs hate in other government regimes, who choose to steal the liberties of their people.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
Please accept our apologies, terrorists. We're sorry you want to blow us up. We're sorry our culture forces you to want to kill our citizens.
Please accept our apologies, barbaric people. We're sorry you want to storm our embassies and kill innocent people.
Please accept our apologies, crazy leaders. We're sorry you want to continue working your people into a frenzy so they burn the American flag and effigies of our president.
Guess what? I'm not sorry.
America is awesome.
We're among the leaders in world development. Our ideas and programs are copied by progressive nations around the world.
We honor and reward new ideas, development and entrepreneurship.
We celebrate accomplishment, recognize achievement and acknowledge the difference that free individuals make in the large melting pot that is America.
When there's a national tragedy, the spirit of U.S. volunteerism and the compassion of our people makes us the first to respond and one of the most giving countries in the world. Friend or foe, when tragedy strikes, we always reach out to assist. We've had our hand slapped away at times, but we always extend it nonetheless.
Our systems aren't perfect. Sure, we could find better ways to provide medical services, and the courts get it wrong once in a while, and our politicians have a hard time agreeing on anything. But things are still better here than what the rest of the world has to offer.
There's a reason people risk criminal prosecution and sometimes their lives to try and get into this country. Those fences along the borders aren't meant to keep people from leaving illegally.
Show me another country where people take such risks just to get access.
So excuse me if I don't apologize for American exceptionalism, or try to downplay it. Instead I proudly salute the flag, recite the National Anthem and wave the red, white and blue with pride. Please join me in doing the same.