The Nation ran a famous series then called "These United States," in which smug emissaries from East Coast cities chronicled the "backward" attitudes of what today would be called fly-over country. One correspondent proclaimed that in "backwoods" New York (i.e. outside the Big Apple): "Resistance to change is their most sacred principle." If that was their attitude to New York, it shouldn't surprise that they felt even worse about the South. One author explained that Dixie needed nothing less than an invasion of liberal "missionaries" so that the "light of civilization" might finally be glimpsed down there. These authors simply assumed, writes intellectual historian Christopher Lasch, that " 'breaking with the past' was the precondition of cultural and political advance." Even today, writes Time's Joe Klein, "This is a chronic disease among Democrats, who tend to talk more about what's wrong with America than what's right."
Echoes of these attitudes can be found in Obama's now infamous explanation that "bitter" working-class rural voters won't embrace him because they "cling" to God, guns and bigotry. But Obama's sometimes messianic rhetoric about "remaking" America — and the explicitly revolutionary aesthetics of his campaign — also rings a bell. "I am absolutely certain," he proclaimed upon clinching the Democratic nomination, "that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." So wait, America never provided care for the sick or good jobs for the jobless until St. Barack arrived? That doesn't sound like the country most Americans think of when they wave their flags on the Fourth of July.
Obama went on to say that he will "remake" the country. Well, what if you don't want it remade? And Michelle Obama — who believes America is "downright mean" and is proud of America for the first time because of her husband's success — insists that Barack will make you "work" for change and that he will "demand that you, too, be different." What if you don't want to work for Obama's change? What if you don't want to be "different"?
By Jonah Goldberg
As we approach the Birthday of our wonderful country, one has to wonder what the Obama bunch wants to turn us into with all this talk of change. I have lived all over this great country and I found much to love and cherish. I take offense when some people see the roots of this nation as backward and unenlightened. This country was founded on some very simple principles found in the Declaration of Independence and I think instead of remaking this country we ought to be looking back and finding what we've lost.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. What is wrong with these inalienable rights endowed by my Creator. Where is the discussion of protecting and enhancing these rights? I work hard and have spent my life protecting these rights. I know a lot of people all across this great land that think these things are pretty important too. Why don't you agree Mr. & Mrs. Obama?
What do the Obamas really want to change? If you haven't been proud of America, the beacon of hope for all the world, until a few months ago, why did you stay and not go to a better country? The answer is there isn't one currently available. President Reagan reminded us of what a great country we actually live in. The Democrats took this country through the gutter in the late 70's with their appeasement ways, but Pres. Reagan brought us out of the dark time and returned our footing to solid ground.
The good thing about this country is any yahoo can have their say, right or wrong. We still fight daily for freedom and prosperity. We are still the beacon of hope for the rest of the world to look to in their time of need. If you think this country needs to be remade then look to Pres. Reagan and not to Pres. Carter. The heart of this country is bigger than any border can contain. We are willing to sacrifice our blood to buy someone else's freedom, but that is mean and wrong. I know that there aren't too many liberals fighting and dying for what they believe in, but I personally know a lot of men and women who are risking their lives everyday to make this world a better place.
So, my final word to the Obama's is don't forget what this country has fought and died for through the years. You want to remake, then America then make it strong and proud. Don't be ashamed of our sacrifices. America, united we stand or divided we fall! God Bless America!
If you don't agree than Canada is taking visa applications next store. Sorry, I had to vent because this is a great country even if the liberals can't see it. We have our warts true enough, but when we work together there is nothing we can't accomplish. We have made mistakes as a nation, but we have always come together to solve them. We need to remember that come November. Let me hear how you feel.