I don’t tear-up often but Mitt Romney’s speech at the Heritage Foundation had me reaching for a tissue.
Patriotic speeches went the way of G.W. but we have Mitt Romney reminding us of what America and Americans have meant to so many around the world. We have former Vice President Dick Cheney standing so courageously in front of the myriad of maniacal appeasers and defending the steps it has taken to keep us free of further terrorist attacks. We have had some good days in this country recently.
The following is taken from the Mitt Romney speech:
Because of what America did in the 20th century, there are hundreds of millions of people around the world who now live in freedom – who, but for the price paid by the United States, would have lived in despair. I know of no other such example of national selflessness in the history of mankind. That is why America is the hope of the earth. – Mitt Romney
Here are some snippets from Romney about Obama’s criticisms of the U.S.:
That is also why, with all due respect, I take issue with President Obama’s recent tour of apology. It’s not because America hasn’t made mistakes—we have—but because America’s mistakes are overwhelmed by what America has meant to the hopes and aspirations of people throughout the world.
The President also claimed on Arabic TV that America has dictated to other nations. No, America has sacrificed to free other nations from dictators. Britain’s Guardian newspaper noted that Mr. Obama has been more critical of his own country, while on foreign soil, than any other president in American history. That would be a most unfortunate distinction at any time. But it is particularly so today: with all that is transpiring in the world, in Iran, North Korea, Georgia, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, this is the time for strength and confidence, not for apologizing to America’s critics.
Read the entire speech, which includes the “four competing nations or groups of nations, representing four different ways of ways of life, that are vying to lead the world before the end of this century.” Thank you to Lonely Conservative who has up the excellent video, as well as a conservative rap video by Young Con. I had not heard of Young Con before this video. Stop by and see what you think.