Monday, December 29, 2008

One Liberal Says What Most Liberals Feel - "I Don't Love America"

Liberals always confess their love of America as if it was something they have to say, but don't believe. And now we have Joel Stein, Liberal columnist, saying this exact thing:
I don't love America. That's what conservatives are always telling liberals like me. Their love, they insist, is truer, deeper and more complete. Then liberals, like all people who are accused of not loving something, stammer, get defensive and try to have sex with America even though America will then accuse us of wanting it for its body and not its soul. When America gets like that, there's no winning.

But I've come to believe conservatives are right. They do love America more. Sure, we liberals claim that our love is deeper because we seek to improve the United States by pointing out its flaws. But calling your wife fat isn't love. True love is the blind belief that your child is the smartest, cutest, most charming person in the world, one you would gladly die for. I'm more in "like" with my country.


Conservatives feel personally blessed to have been born in the only country worth living in. I, on the other hand, just feel lucky to have grown up in a wealthy democracy. If it had been Australia, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Israel or one of those Scandinavian countries with more relaxed attitudes toward sex, that would have been fine with me too.


But there are plenty of things I don't like about America: our foreign policy, our religious fundamentalism, our provincialism, our intellectual laziness, our acceptance of sweat suits in public.

There are plenty of things that are happening in America that I don't like, but that doesn't mean I am willing to give up on America and not love her still. This is still the greatest nation on the earth, no matter what Stein believes. And it is not the wealth of America that makes it great, it is its people, its ideals and its love for liberty and freedom that makes America stand heads above all others.

Liberals like Stein don't like America because of its flaws, as where we conservatives LOVE America besides its flaws.

That is why Liberals should not govern, because they are always looking to the Gov't to "fix" things that they believe are broken, and believe that the Constitution is a "living" document to be consulted every once in a while. As where conservatives, love America and want to just get it back on track without stepping on the liberties of its people.

America, Love It or Leave It!

Mr Minority