The Liberal/Socialist NeoLeft must be having fits at the now-obvious loss of a fellow American-hating ally in France.
Could you ever imagine a day when a French President would have a better understanding and appreciation for the United States of America than so-called Americans like Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Hillary Clinton, and the host of the Democrat party? A better grasp of the role of America than Isolationists and Blame America-Firsters like Ron Paul and his Communist pal Noam Chomsky?
I’m certain – I have not heard such positive, glowing remarks about this nation from any politician since Ronald Reagan.
It’s a pitiful shame that a French President demonstrates American pride and patriotism better than many Americans do.
Perhaps we should take note and consider that example. But it will be fun to watch the Leftist Media and their political operatives go absolutely beserk in tearing down Mr. Sarkozy, and pray again for the days of America-loathing Frenchmen so they can tout the Carterisms and anti-American rhetoric from our own countrymen that we have “ruined” our standing in the world.
Sarkozy puts that notion back in the grave where it came from, and demonstrates himself a better American than many, many Democrats.
Excerpts from Sarkozy speech:
…From the very beginning, the American dream meant proving to all mankind that freedom, justice, human rights and democracy were no utopia but were rather the most realistic policy there is and the most likely to improve the fate of each and every person.
America did not tell the millions of men and women who came from every country in the world and who—with their hands, their intelligence and their heart—built the greatest nation in the world: “Come, and everything will be given to you….”
Except that is EXACTLY what the Left and the Democrats are trying to convince everyone that is what America stands for. They tell us that we deserve FREE government healthcare, that it is a right, that America exists to rob from wealthy neighbors to forcefully give to those the government deems are needy.
Why are their millions of illegal Mexican insurgents?
The perception that coming to America means getting free stuff at the hand of government.
Sarkozy understands what millions of Americans do not.
She [America] said: “Come, and the only limits to what you’ll be able to achieve will be your own courage and your own talent.” America embodies this extraordinary ability to grant each and every person a second chance.
Here, both the humblest and most illustrious citizens alike know that nothing is owed to them and that everything has to be earned. That’s what constitutes the moral value of America. America did not teach men the idea of freedom; she taught them how to practice it. And she fought for this freedom whenever she felt it to be threatened somewhere in the world. It was by watching America grow that men and women understood that freedom was possible.
…Fathers took their sons to see the vast cemeteries where, under thousands of white crosses so far from home, thousands of young American soldiers lay who had fallen not to defend their own freedom but the freedom of all others, not to defend their own families, their own homeland, but to defend humanity as a whole.
Fathers took their sons to the beaches where the young men of America had so heroically landed….. France will never forget the sacrifice of your children.
To those 20-year-old heroes who gave us everything, to the families of those who never returned, to the children who mourned fathers they barely got a chance to know, I want to express France’s eternal gratitude.
On behalf of my generation, which did not experience war but knows how much it owes to their courage and their sacrifice; on behalf of our children, who must never forget; to all the veterans who are here today and, notably the seven I had the honor to decorate yesterday evening, one of whom, Senator Inouye, belongs to your Congress, I want to express the deep, sincere gratitude of the French people. I want to tell you that whenever an American soldier falls somewhere in the world, I think of what the American army did for France. I think of them and I am sad, as one is sad to lose a member of one’s family.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The men and women of my generation remember the Marshall Plan that allowed their fathers to rebuild a devastated Europe. They remember the Cold War, during which America again stood as the bulwark of the Free World against the threat of new tyranny.
I remember the Berlin crisis and Kennedy who unhesitatingly risked engaging the United States in the most destructive of wars so that Europe could preserve the freedom for which the American people had already sacrificed so much.
No one has the right to forget. Forgetting, for a person of my generation, would be tantamount to self-denial.
Too bad so many Americans on the Left have chosen to forget, and demand that the rest of us forget. Ron Paul tells us that our involvement in the world caused woe and misery. It is refreshing to hear someone who truly understands the greatness of our nation and the role it has played for liberty.
Read the rest of the speech at this link. It will take you back to a time when America had a similar statesman, who believed in and shared this ideal of America. Not one of pessimism, not one of self blame, not one of adopting policies anethema to liberty, but a message of faith, belief and praise for a nation that does more good than than the Democrats, Socialists and Isolationists like Ron Paul will ever utter. It is a shame that a French President is having to teach America, how to have pride in our own country.
Mr. Sarkozy shames them, and makes me ashamed that such people can consider themselves Americans.
Today, Mr. Sarkozy has demonstrated what a real American is: understanding what America really is, and pride in our history, our heritage and our efforts in the world.