Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Problem Wasn't America

No, Congresswoman Matsui, maybe the problem was you, and people who think like you.

Regarding the inauguration of President Obama, Matsui said:

"Everything our parents told us and we tried to believe, we can believe now." (emphasis mine--Darren)

I've believed that for a long time, Congresswoman, no matter who was President. I don't base my faith in this country and its institutions on who is in the White House. I base it on the principles espoused in the Constitution.

That's why I'm a patriot.


DADvocate said...

Amen. Matsui is still judging people by their skin color. Something we were told to stop doing decades ago.

Steve USMA '85 said...

On the other hand, there is some truth to what she said. People thought man could run a mile in under four minutes but until it was done, there was doubt. Just because something may be possible does not mean that it is probable. Sure, we say that in this Country anyone can become President, but is that a true assessment? I humbly put it to you that it was impossible for anyone other then a white male to become President for the first 200 years of this Country's existence. Only until a non-white male attains the office can we be sure that what is theoretically possible, is in actuality, possible.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you like to think you're patriotic, but in this case, you were wrong. How many non-white Presidents were there before Obama? How about females? What % do non-white ethnicities make up of the US? Females? But anyone can become President, right? Now, yes. Before, not so much.

Darren said...

I'm sure you like to feel that way. It must make you feel good to think that someone who loves this country really doesn't.

That speaks more about you than it does about me.

Anonymous said...

I didn't say that at all, I said you were wrong. Nothing more.