My Shame As American Public Sleeps
I'm ashamed of my country!
Don't get me wrong. My shame has nothing to do with the superb US Constitution, our brilliant founding fathers, the magnificent Bill of Rights, or with the few fine Americans with enough sense and courage to stand up for what's right.
The founders, Constitution and Bill of Rights have been things that I have loved and have made me proud to be an American. They have also been the things that have been swept under the carpet by those who would desecrate the country at its very roots.Those superb sources of American pride have also been tread upon like dirt by the new masters of state who have stolen our greatness and replaced it with Texas trash, corporate malfeasance, fiscal irresponsibility, fake terrorism and scandalous abuse of power.
Paul Balles, a retired American university professor and freelance writer, has lived in the Middle East for 34 years. For more information, see writerfreelance.com and pballes.com.
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This story was published on September 18, 2003.
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