Reflections on Why We Need to Be Shamelessly Proud of America
In a word, she is our mother. In a few more words, she is the expression and in many ways the attainment of the highest aspirations of man: Freedom, family, security, wealth, unparalleled human accomplishments in politics, science, art, medicine, education, technology, sports, entrepreneurship, protector of the weak, defender of the oppressed — this is who we are. This is the greatest nation on the earth.
No doubt other countries are excellent in their ways, but if we are not going to be shamelessly proud of our country, no one will. And it is important, so important that we are for without the light and hope of freedom we bring, without the incredible innovative powers of our people, without our tireless generosity, without the promise of religious and political freedom which we offer to the entire world and which is captured in that golden torch on Ellis Island — all the world suffers.
Our Governor is unapologetically proud of who we are and who we have been. And we stand with Sarah Louise Heath Palin, descendant of the Pilgrims, in her unwavering voice for America here and abroad.