Steamboat Springs God bless America, land that I love
Like most of us who live here in the greatest country God has ever given to man, I love America. Recently, a friend of mine who traveled and lived in Europe for a time told me that she loves it, too, but not as much as me. Michelle Obama has said that America is a mean country and that she is only now proud of it since her husband declared his candidacy. And alas, it has now become apparent that her husband isn't all that fond of it, either.
Stand beside her, and guide her
I used to tell my children that when they were outside of our home and interacting with others, they were representing our family and should act accordingly. When Barack Obama is in Europe or any other place that isn't his home, as a representative of all of us, we would expect him to do the same. Maybe he has forgotten that some 62 million of us did not vote for him in the last election. Maybe he still doesn't realize that many of us are not impressed with his cool demeanor that covers for his narcissism and ineptness. Perhaps he hasn't noticed the growing unrest, i.e. outrage, that is settling in amongst the good people of our land.
You see, Barack Obama, we don't want to lose our freedom and our liberty, the product of so much blood, sweat and tears and the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have fought for our country's values for the past 220 years. We want to continue to live in this prosperous and generous nation under the principles of our framers and their wisdom in writing the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and other enduring documents.
When you dare to apologize for American's exceptionalism and make excuses to a European coalition that should be in our debt, all in the name of wanting to be liked, you betray your oath of office and you are an embarrassment.
Through the night with the light from above
Our great President, Ronald Reagan, once likened America to a "shining city on a hill." We still are that shining city, but our God-given natural rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" currently are under siege by a radical, leftwing ideology that is being forced upon us by this president and a Democrat-dominated Congress that does not have our best interests at heart.
From the mountains, to the valleys, to the oceans white with foam.
It is up to us to stand up for our embattled country. Power to the people. Conservatism and the principles it represents are what will continue to give us the strength we need to recover.
Whenever we are feeling threatened, we need only go back to our core principles: a strong national defense; individual responsibility; less, rather than more, government; and the knowledge that the free market system is the answer to our economic problems. These are undying and proven truths. And we do not need a teleprompter to remind us of what already is in our hearts.
It might be a good idea, Mr. President, for you to take a few days off, go to Camp David to listen to Ronald Reagan's speeches and learn what it is to be president. You are no longer campaigning, and this is not a dress rehearsal.
God bless America, my home sweet home. God bless America, my home sweet home.
Mary is a part-time resident of Steamboat Springs. She works to promote conservative causes.