Monday, August 7, 2006

Why I Love America

America is Compassionate

I love America because we are a compassionate land. If there is an earthquake in India or Turkey, Americans are the first there with the most aid. If there is a typhoon in the Philippines, Americans are there first to render aid. If there is a famine in Afghanistan, even as we bombed that land in response to the terrorist attacks, we were also flying in food to the starving. Even before the war started, America gave more aid to Afghanistan than did any other nation. If there is a drought in Africa, floods in Central America, poverty in Haiti or Somalia, or ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, America and Americans are there to help.

Zig Ziglar

America is big-hearted

I love every concept the Statue of Liberty stands for – that individual liberty is held above the objectives of government – that, as Washington and Jefferson said, America imparts good will toward all and threatens no one – that this country is so big-hearted and prosperous it can welcome people from all over the world fleeing oppression or poverty.

Harry Browne, American Liberty Foundation.

I love America more than anything else

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

James A. Baldwin, author

I Love America wholeheartedly and unabashedly

When I think of what my country means to me on this Independence Day, there’s a lot that comes to mind. I love America without shame of seeming jingoistic and with a full realization of all its flaws. I love it wholeheartedly and unabashedly.

Jimmie