Huge h/t to Michelle Malkin for this gem.
Folks, you’ve got to go to this article and read the whole thing, and click on the “listen” button. And if you can believe it, this is NPR! It’s from their “I Believe” series. Here’s part of the prose:
For the first time in my life, I know how it feels to face an existential menace. They want us to die. All of a sudden I realize what my parents were talking about all those years.
Patriotism, I now believe, isn’t some sentimental, old conceit. It’s self-preservation. I believe patriotism is central to a nation’s survival. Ben Franklin said it: If we don’t all hang together, we all hang separately. Just like you have to fight to protect your friends and family, and you count on them to watch your own back.
So you’ve got to do what you can to help your country survive. That’s if you think your country is worth a damn. Warts and all.
Wait till you hear it in spoken word. Very moving, and very true. God Bless America.