Allen West has called for Americans to forget the Fourth of July and focus on what’s important.
In a wonderful article posted on Allen West’s website, its says we should no longer celebrate the ‘4th of July,’ but instead celebrate our ‘Independence Day’ — a holiday to remember why America is great and how it came to be such a great country. (via AllenBWest.com)
Allen West is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. As a member of the Republican Party, he has since become a political commentator for Fox News, and is famous for his unapologetic style and deep, patriotic love for the United States.
The article speaks of his concern that many Americans are beginning to misplace the importance of the day, celebrating “dates on the calendar” instead of the reason the Fourth of July is remembered throughout the history of our country. To many Americans, it’s a day all about “hot dogs and fireworks” and less about the birth of the greatest country this world has ever known.
The piece points to the Obama Administration as the source of the lessening importance of Independence Day, emphasizing Obama trying to downplay America’s greatness and insinuating that our nation is “arrogant”. Demonstrating the absurdity of Obama’s statements, he addressed how America is a force for good in the world — as evidenced by our desire to liberate oppressed people. There’s no need to apologize.
This is referring to the notorious “apology tour” Obama engaged in during his time as president. While visiting foreign nations and its leaders, Obama frequently made comments apologizing for the United States’ foreign policy, and the country’s need to atone for the “darker periods in our history.”
The article presents the argument that such anti-American rhetoric has emboldened the left, encouraging them to actively oppose what’s in the best interest of our country.
The words of fictional Marine Colonel Nathan Jessup — played by Jack Nicholson in the movie A Few Good Men — are invoked to voice his disgust with this behavior of the left, “I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the very blanket of the freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it.”
It concludes by calling all Americans to cast aside the ‘Fourth of July’ and celebrate Independence Day instead.
Many liberals are likely to be angered by these words words, claiming that America is the true enemy of freedom, but their right to speak was given them by the very country and people they despise.
So, tomorrow when you go out to celebrate, remember the real reason that tomorrow is special. It’s not special for being the Fourth of July, the day we get together and have a barbecue, or even for the fireworks. Tomorrow is special for the day in 1776 when the Founding Fathers and the former victims of tyranny rose up to cast off a dictator’s shackles and establish a country that would go on to create opportunity for the common man, and free many in the world from oppression and bondage.
That’s not something to be ashamed of — that’s something to be extremely proud of.