Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
1 comment

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

I Am An American

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

I'm not a Democrat, a Republican, a Conservative or a Liberal. I'm proud to say, I am an American. I served my country during Vietnam, I support unlimited medical help for returning soldiers, I support free enterprise and I support less government regulations and interference with personal liberties. What does that make me, odd man out? It would appear so, given the present political situation in our country.

I have listened, watched and read the debates between the two presumed candidates for President in November and I was appalled, not one of them "" not one ""ever declared themselves an American, just a party member. I guess I was wrong in assuming that the candidate for President had to be a natural born American; at least it says so in the Constitution, which I read frequently just to see how much of it is violated.

I don't support Barack Obama because he strikes me as a snake oil salesman, willing to do or say anything for a vote. He makes great promises but offers nothing in way of substance. He objects to the media, and the McCain camp, grilling his wife. She's on the campaign trail stumping for him, she's fair game in my opinion, otherwise, stay home and out of the cameras. She hasn't declared herself an American but has said she's ashamed of America, But they seem to like the money they've made here.

I don't support John McCain, fellow Vietnam vet that he is, because he comes across as The Godfather, "I'll make you a deal you can't refuse."- Have I got a news flash for you, John McCain, yes I can. He has brought up his POW status but not once has he stood up and said, "I'm an American first."- Nope, with him, it's the political party, the backroom deals, lobbyists dogging him with loads of money, corporate America seeing him a continuation of business as usual and all his party buddies he owes favors to. Obama, to his credit, doesn't have that baggage yet but will.

No, America, I don't see any change on the horizon, any hope at all. All I see is political candidates willing to lie to our faces for a vote. Stand up America and be counted as an American. I am.

 

I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I consider myself above all to be an American, above political parties in thinking and in my desire to see this country return to its former greatness. I therefore look at all issues with a critical eye, toss (more...)
 
Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Two Party System Must Go

I Am An American

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

I believe in principles and smarts.... by John Hanks on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 at 8:36:29 PM