Daily Archives: 09/22/2011
Posted by meredithancret
I hear that a surprising amount. Sometimes in reference to myself, usually in reference to people like O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, S.E. Cupp, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, etc.
And I suppose that depends on what you define a “bad” American as and what you define a “good” American as.
Were the Germans who hid Jews and secretly undermined Hitler’s plans, who wanted Hitler to fail, “bad Germans” because they wished for the plans of their leader, plans that were destroying the very fabric of German culture, history, society and politics, to fail in completing his plans?
I know, I know. I brought up Hitler, shame on me, invoke Godwin’s law. Though I’m not comparing Obama to Hitler…that would be bad and could possibly lead to Attack Watch coming after me somehow. (Oh look, I’m so scared. *rolls eyes*) I’m merely calling into question the idea that I’m a “bad” American if I don’t support the current President and his ideas.
I argue that I could only be a “bad” American if I spat on the constitution, denied that it should have any power over the decisions and actions of the federal government, began selling American off, piece by piece, to foreign powers, and instituting legislation that destroyed the very framework of freedom and capitalism (redundant almost, since the words are essentially the same thing) that makes up America.
Now who do we know that has done all of those things in the past 3 years? I’ll give you a clue, his last name starts with an ‘O’.
So am I a “bad” American for wanting Obama’s plans for this country fail? No, I don’t think so. Neither do the many others who believe in the same ideals of freedom that I do.
But I suppose it really depends on your perspective of what it means to be “American”. It would have never occurred to me to believe that such a thing would be up for discussion…yet here we are.