Qualify as “un-American”
Written by JB Williams
First, many modern
liberals aren’t liberal at all today. Instead of seeking to expand
personal freedom and liberty like the liberals of old, they seek to remove
freedoms and liberties from others to support their federal dependency. There
ain’t nothin’ American about that!
Just so you don’t
miss the point, let’s keep it simple and straight forward. People from
other countries who hate American principles are called “anti-American”.
People from America
who hate those same American principles are called “un-American”.
Oh I know - it’s
politically incorrect to use the term “un-American” when referring
to people who call themselves American. That’s as good a place to start
as any. Unlike the French, real “Americans” couldn’t care
less about political correctness. So get over it and learn to accept whatever
title you have earned.
Frankly, there is no more
appropriate term than “un-American” to describe the behavior of
many liberals living in America
today. Being born or legally residing in America
does not make one American. Sure, legally it does, but that’s all. Being
an American requires much more than just calling this piece of real estate
What is an American? If America
is an idea, a vision, a set of common beliefs based upon a love and respect for
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, freedom, self-governance and
self-determination; - then being an American must mean being one who upholds,
supports, protects, promotes or defends these principles.
American is an overused
term today, just like the term “hero”. I saw Chris Matthews from
Hardball interviewing one of the congressmen recently scuffed up in an auto
accident while joy riding around Iraq
the other day, referring to him as a “hero”. Why, because he
and got scuffed in a car wreck? I’m not sure how this qualified the good
congressman as a “hero”, but it did in Matthews mind.
On the other hand, if
getting three purple hearts in three months, all from self-inflicted surface
scratches, none of which required medical treatment, qualifies you as a “hero”,
why not a scuff from a fender-bender?
Some call Rep. Jack
Murtha a “hero” and I’m not suggesting he isn’t. But
did he earn this title by actually performing some act of notable heroism while
serving in Vietnam?
He might have. Or did the act of serving alone earn him the title? I
don’t know his war record, but I’m pretty willing to call just
about anyone who ever wore a US
military uniform a hero. So fine…
I have enormous respect
for Murtha or anyone who ever wore a US
uniform in defense of my country. But I’m not sure that this act alone
makes anyone a “hero” by definition. Certainly, many over the years
have served in uniform, who were not a “hero”, like the kid that
rolled a hand grenade into his CO’s tent at the beginning of Gulf War II,
or the people caught playing stack-the-naked-terrorist
at Abu Ghraib prison. Soldier yes – hero no!
The point is - calling
everyone a hero dishonors those who have actually earned that title. Likewise,
calling everyone an American just because they legally reside in America
dishonors those who earn that title by loving, supporting and defending those
good ole American principles.
Is it possible to be an
American if you don’t believe in, support or defend fundamental American
principles? The truthful answer is no, it isn’t. America
is nothing more than a belief system based upon a set of principles. We can
disagree on the details of implementation all we want. But if you don’t
hold dear those basic American ideals, or if you spend your time fighting
against those principles, you are not American, no matter what the address on
your ID says. Both American and un-American are behavioral patterns, not just
legal terms of residency.
This is the basis in
which so many of today’s so-called “liberals” qualify as
un-American and like it or not, real Americans who do uphold true American
principles have run out of tolerance for those who don’t. Hence, the recent
willingness to call them as they see them…
Liberals are confused and
perplexed by this recent development. They are offended that anyone would dare
call them just what they are on the basis of how they behave. But isn’t
it about time we start calling things what they are, while we still remember
what they are?
What would you call a
congressman who used his Top level Security clearance to view Top Secret
intelligence concerning a known enemy of America,
only to then privately travel halfway around the globe to tell all he knew
about Top Secret policy plans, helping our enemy prepare a defense?
We used to call someone
like this a traitor, guilty of treason. Today, we call him a patriot for boldly
demonstrating his dissent against American policy. His name is Senator Rockefeller…and
he did just that in 2002, while Chairmen of the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence. American or un-American behavior? You tell me…
What about someone who
stands before an international audience including our enemy and calls American
soldiers, currently risking life and limb in defense of our nation
“Nazis”? American or un-American behavior? His name is Senator Dick
Durbin and he has clucked for the international camera more than once, calling
his country a terrorist state operating “Gulags”. An act of
American patriotism or anti-Americanism?
How about a Senator whose
military band-of-brothers call him “unfit for command”, who recruited
a few socialist America-bashing billionaires in an effort to buy a ride in the
oval office chair he would win no other way? American or un-American? His name
is John Kerry, and he wants to try again in 2008.
The examples of
un-American politicians are nearly endless today. How about the people who vote
for them? Hate capitalism? That’s a shame since America
was designed, founded and became the world’s most prosperous and generous
nation on the basis of a free-market capitalist economy. Capitalism = Americanism…
Hate religious speech?
That’s too bad… The founders seldom completed a single sentence
without referring to their religious beliefs and they wrote the First Amendment
for the purpose of insuring that free religious expression would always be part
of the social discourse in this country. Fundamental morality and free
religious expression = American.
Believe in abortion? Unfortunately
for you, the American founders wrote about an inalienable God given “right
to life”, not any right to abort life for convenience sake, which has
become the single largest affront on life, liberty and happiness in America
today. Abortion = un-American.
Patriot, one who loves,
supports and defends his country. Nowhere can you find a definition of patriot
that says one who hates, undermines, circumvents, attacks and seeks to destroy
the founding principles of his country.
In the federal government
you trust? Sorry… Not an American concept - a socialist concept. Hate
corporations? Is profit a dirty word in your world? Looking to vote yourself
money from the treasury by electing officials willing to rob others on your
behalf in exchange for your vote? Again, as un-American as robbing your
next-door neighbor just because he has more…
You can call yourself
anything you want, it’s America.
But the rest of us get to call you what you actually are…”un-American”.
If you spend your time or vote for people who spend theirs, attacking fundamental
American principles, there is no more appropriate term available.
If you want us to stop
calling you un-American, try acting American. If you don’t love, support,
promote and defend true American principles and ideals, you are by all
Why are pro-abortion people
offended when someone calls them a baby killer, but not offended by the act of
killing babies itself? I have never figured that out???
The same people are
offended by just about everything America
is, ever was or was ever intended to be. So why aren’t they proud of the
title un-American? They are clearly proud to be un-American, just not happy
with the title that accompanies their behavior. Why?
I believe in fundamental
American principles and would proudly die defending those ideals. I am proud to
be a true American. If I were proud of socialist principles, I’d be just
as proud to be called a socialist. Why aren’t they?
Well, offended or not…
they had better learn to live with the title they have worked so hard to earn.
Acting against America IS by definition un-American.
Deep down, they know who
and what they are. They don’t find it the least offensive to be
un-American. But being called un-American is quite another story…