This is why i'm........................

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Shortdrift, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. Proud to be an American..................and try not to continually find fault with our Country and our Government. After a fair amount of international travel through the years I can truly say America is better than all the rest!


    We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA .

    Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper. The article was written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title 'C'ntarea Americii, meaning 'Ode To America ') in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei 'The Daily Event' or 'News of the Day' & nbsp;

    ~An Ode to America ~

    Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.

    Still, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart. Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the Army, or the Secret Service that they are only a bunch of losers. Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby to gape about. Instead the Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand.

    After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing. On every occasion, they started singing:'God Bless America !'

    I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of people.

    How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being? Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes. And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put into a collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy.

    What on earth can unite the Americans in such a way?
    Their land? Their history? Their economic Power? Money?
    I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but only one conclusion... Only freedom can work such miracles.

    Cornel Nistorescu

    (This deserves to be passed around the internet forever.) It took a person on the outside - looking in - to see what we take for granted !
  2. Loving it.
    Amen to that.

  3. That was a good read...thanks for sharing!
  4. Thanks, Shortdrift. That about sums it up.
  5. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    Very good read, but I highly doubt that's a Romanian editorial. Any sources of authenticity? Sounds more like a spam/chain e-mail to me. I mean, didn't you just post a thread last week titled "this is why our country is going to #$!%?"
  6. jeffmo

    jeffmo officially unofficial!!!!

    i think most people realize that there is not better place to live than this nation but,like anywhere,there are problems!
    btw,good post ron!!
  7. seethe303

    seethe303 Senior Executive Member

    I thought the same thing, and checked it on, which is a very good site for checking on things like this. apparently it is actually true.
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    Received this from a very good Romanian friend. As best I know, she received it from an aquaintance as the forwarded article was not clouded with a multitude of names, only one. What within the context of the article leads you to so quickly doubt it? Again, I try not to continually find fault with or cast doubt on things I see, hear or read unless they obviously contain information or subtle requests that someone or some group is attempting to further their agenda. After reading the article I thought it provided a reminder of a day, 9-11, that so many have forgotten. Just thought I would pass it on.

    BTW.......check Snopes..........true
  9. Outstanding. Thank you.
  10. This is why I'm proud to be an American and in the military.
  11. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    it is has been also has been floating around the internet via emails since it was printed in 2002.i don't have any romanian friends,but i've received it more than once in that time.
  12. Good post.

    I just returned from a 2 week business trip to the UK. It sure seemed to me that all of the folks I dealt with over there (Brits, Greeks, Italians, Germans and Dutch) still really have an affinity for America and Americans. They were all pretty much universal in their dislike of Bush, but they separate him from the American people.

  13. athensfishin'

    athensfishin' Fighting the Man

    Not to be Debbie downer but, if that article was written in 2002 thats the year before the Iraq war and world opinion of American foreign policy changed. Pretty much everyone in the world was on the bandwagon after 9/11. Just trying to keep the 5 year old article in check with the history of events.

    In response to the insinuation that people who question the way things are done "hate America" or something like that. It is funny people throw around words like "America" in the sense that there is only 1 way America is or that America should do things 1 way for the end of time. What makes "America" America is that people have the freedom, nay should I say, OBLIGATION to question why the government makes the choices it makes. If a government cannot answer truthfully or be held accountable for it's actions, "America" fails to exist. Worse thing you can do is just eat what your fed and never question it's truth. Just because people question the way things are done doesn't mean they "hate America" I would say because they care enough to get involved they care more about the US many other people, who feel they answer their civic duty by flying a little plastic flag on their car. *end chest thumping rant*
  14. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh Senior Member

    We are truly blessed to live in such a great country. The extreme liberal media is the minority in our great country. But, they get the most camera time. Thank-you to all of our soldiers past and present for my/our freedoms. God bless Us all.
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