A great column by John Hawkins.
I believe in putting Americans first. Poor Americans should come before illegal immigrants, the lives of our troops are more important than the lives of the terrorists they’re fighting and I don’t much care what the United Nations or “international law” has to say about anything. I wish everybody well and think we have a debt of honor to the countries that fought shoulder-to-shoulder with us in wars, but I’m not a “citizen of the world.” I’m an American first and the rest of the world is a very distant second.
I don’t care for most of the politicians in our country, even the ones in my party — and our President is a disgrace. But, I also think God couldn’t give anyone a much sweeter gift than the privilege of being an American citizen. That’s something every good American should remember and teach to his children. I’m proud when I see a flag wave because it’s the symbol of a people who conquered a continent, became a superpower and saved the world three times. If you don’t feel any pride for being a part of a nation like that, you should move to a nation you can be proud to support.
As an American, I have a healthy disrespect for the government, along with any busybodies who want to tell me what to do or bureaucrats who think they know how to spend my money better than I do. I don’t need help from the government any more than our ancestors needed help from the British and the few things I want it to do, it doesn’t do very well. When the government secures the border, stops giving our tax dollars to lazy people who won’t work, and balances the budget, then I’ll stop resenting every dime I have to send in on April 15th.
I respect cops, soldiers, firemen and anybody else who runs toward danger when everyone else runs away. I like feminine women, men who fulfill their responsibilities, and children who’ve been spanked until they’ve learned to treat adults with courtesy. While we’re at it, if your kid is getting in trouble at school, stop blaming the teacher and punish his sorry little butt until he straightens up and flies right. If we had more kids getting spanked and less parents letting them run wild and walk around with their pants hanging below their behinds, we’d have a better country.
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