This afternoon while I was watching the news I heard this story about 46 year old Michelle Obama. I heard the words that Michelle Obama spoke while giving an address in Milwaukee Wisconsin on Monday. I have no idea who she was addressing but does it really matter? Michelle Obama's words speak for themselves. "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
Michelle Obama is just a few years younger than myself. She and her husband both are college educated in some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Michelle Obama attended Princeton I believe I heard today but if it was some other Ivy League institution what's the difference. The point is; this woman has to be the most ungrateful person I have heard for sometime. While Michelle was leading her protected life of freedom there were people like myself out on the front lines keeping America from being attacked by the Soviet Union so she could go to the nice college she went to. I worked hard to get where I am today and I am completely sick and tired of hearing people like Michelle Obama constantly bashing America especially since she seems to have no special talents herself other than to have been sent to some nice college.
I am not complaining because it took me extra work to get where I am today. I am not complaining that when I first went for a job I was explicitly told they could not hire me for the job I wanted at the railroad even though I had worked hard and studied hard in school. I was told because I didn't fit the racial quota that was being used at that time to hire people, they couldn't hire me for the job. I am white and the quota they had was for blacks. I am not complaining about that.
I am proud to be an American. I served in the US Navy under the Carter administration and survived the disaster they caused in Iran and the Middle east. I am not complaining about that. I am proud to be an American because of the freedom we have to say stupid things like Michelle Obama has said and not worry that the government will arrest you and throw in jail for it. There are so many things that I am proud to be an American about because we have gotten this far and have overcome many difficulties that were created by past generations.
My own ancestors when they first came to this country from Ireland joined the Army to fight a war they did not start or really know much about until the Minnie balls and canister shot were being fired at them. They did that because they wanted to be Americans and have a stake in the success of the nation. This was right after they had to flee their own nation because the British had refused to help the Irish during the potato blight and had starved them into fleeing. When they did get to America they quit their complaining and did something to improve their conditon despite the outright bigotry against them.
Yes Michelle Obama, there are plenty of things I am proud to be an American about despite the mistakes that were made by past generations. Given that you are about the same age as I am, I can see that the college education you received at that nice college you went to wasn't worth the paper that degree was printed on. You haven't learned a thing since either. I hope you and your husband lose this election and go back to the obscurity you came from because Americans that are proud of America don't want to hear anymore of your denigrating and empty words. This is not a personal attack, this is an admonishment to someone for being so damned ignorant and ungrateful.
I am Proud to be an American!!