Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Torch Has Been Passed--to America-Hating Anarchists

by John W. Lillpop

After Nancy Pelosi is sworn in as the new Speaker of the U.S. House and Harry Reid as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, major parts of the American Dream will be shattered. Some parts of that dream will die.

Among the dead parts: The part that is committed to a strong national defense and victory in the war on terror. The part that loves freedom and less government and promotes personal responsibility. The part that recognizes capitalism as the greatest hope for all peoples to escape the yoke of poverty and oppression. The part that holds to the beliefs of our forefathers in a divine and omnipotent being known as God.

Democrats have not always been so completely anti-American. For instance, on Friday, January 20, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy inspired all of America with an eloquent and powerful inaugural speech.

Go here for the complete text.

Among the new president’s most powerful and reassuring words were these:

” Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge—and more.”

In that same speech, Kennedy delivered this famous line about serving America:

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”

Why have Democrats drifted so far from the ideals and principles that President Kennedy spoke of in 1961?

What has changed in 46 years to cause this party to become an avowed enemy of the American people?

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable!