Skip to comments.Sowell: America's Birthday
Posted on 06/30/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America's upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America and have long made "America" a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world.
All is not lost. But all could be lost especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of celebrities, while ignoring such dangers as nuclear weapons in the hands of suicidal fanatics, with a track record of savagery, whom we are too squeamish to call anything stronger than "militants."
Nor are all the dangers abroad. Within our own country there are all too many signs of people blithely ready to sacrifice the interests or freedom of Americans for the sake of symbolism or passing fashions.
When a former Speaker of the House of Representatives announces that she is going down to our border to greet and welcome masses of people crossing that border illegally, you know that something is fundamentally wrong.
No one knows, or apparently cares, what diseases these floods of illegals are bringing into the country, including diseases that have been largely stamped out in the United States, and which American doctors have seldom seen enough to know how to spot them or treat them.
No one knows, or apparently cares, how many of these "children" include teenage criminal gangs to whom murder is no big deal. Worst of all, no one knows, or apparently cares, that the elected representatives of the American people were cut out of the loop when it came to making decisions.
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God bless Dr. Sowell. I’ll let off a quarter stick in his honor.
How long before an “executive decree” changes July 4th to August 4th and renames it “End of Ramadan and Baraq Hussein Obama Birthday” ?
I hear you...At this stage of the turkeys tenure I wouldn’t be surprised at anything he tries.
America was gravely injured in 2008 and killed in 2012. Al that remains is a group of republacrat and democrat maggots feasting off the rotting corpse. The 4th will be for remembering the country that was not the country that is. I will not be flying my flag
Well, yes there probably are pure, altruistic commies. I can't think of any.
The bulk of Leftists are motivated like most men, by avarice and ambition, money and power. For starters, take away the profit from participants in our Rome-on-the-Potomac government.
Thank you for the ping.
Just reread Intellectuals and Society,kids out of house for day had down time..
I'm not so sure. The majority of the population is narcotized by keeping up with faux celebrities and publishing their own personal dirt via social networks. We have a disaster on the Southern border, a foreign policy that is against our own interests and allies, and an imperial president who no one else in government seems to be interested in reining in. Can we survive another two years careening from disaster-to-disaster?
Thank you Mr. Sowell. Were it that more people had a clue as to what’s at stake these days.