I am an American, a citizen of the U.S.A. In spite of the bad and because of the good, I will not apologize for my nation, nor will I apologize for being proud of it or respecting its symbols.
I am intolerant.
I am intolerant of those who come to America, but don’t want to be Americans.
I am intolerant of those who consider flag burning a right, but flag flying an affront.
I am intolerant of those who call our enemies freedom fighters while vilifying our heroes.
I am intolerant of those who twist our history to fit their agendas.
I am intolerant of those who sacrifice our ways and our traditions in a foolish fear of causing offense.
And I am intolerant of national leaders who are ashamed of the very nation they were elected to serve.
I don’t understand what’s going on today. When did American pride become a national sin? When did the things we’ve done wrong so outweigh those we did right that we are now required to hang our heads and beg forgiveness?
Too many of our men and women shed their blood on foreign shores defending the defenseless, promoting independence, scrambling to allow fledgling democracies a chance to thrive, for me to deny our exceptionalism.
I will not apologize for my pride in my country.
I will not apologize for my support of all branches of our military.
And I will not apologize for my intolerance of those seeking to destroy America.
This is my country. Land that I love.