America’s Better, Or: God Bless Pax Americana

by hulk

Here’s my first rant. No matter what your political leanings, it will be offensive, and will probably make you hate me. I’m working on not caring. So here we go.

The other day, a friend of mine and I were talking about the economic situation in our country. The discussion quickly diverged to the war in Iraq and how we shouldn’t be there. The next day my friend was glancing over this week’s issue of TIME (my favorite magazine), and made a remark to the effect that America doesn’t have much to be proud about right now. I instantly began mocking her. Let me point out something right here: I am not one of those people who would say, “If you don’t like it here, leave”. I recognize that America is about the only place most of us can be, considering we don’t have the financial means nor the language skills to move to a foreign country. Furthermore, there aren’t many comparable places to go. Europe is about the only place to go but here. I also recognize that it is every American’s God-given right to criticize the government, and we should exercise that right. We cannot trust our leaders to make the right decisions all the time, and as responsible citizens we should be quick to point out issues where our leaders have erred. Also, as responsible citizens, we have a diversity of opinions. Some people say social security should be privatized. Some say social security should be protected. Others just start screaming about killer bees. Read the rest of this entry »