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From sea to shining sea

Dear Editor:

Sorry, so sorry “about” Obama!

This is not an easy task, but someone has to do it!

I have accepted this challenge, because I know from speaking with many others that I represent a great number of people who share the feelings that I’m going to express!

Throughout his administration, Obama has spanned the globe expressing apologies for our great nation, as if America had much to be regretful about. There are many of us who take issue with these insinuations and exaggerations; however, our views fail to get any degree of exposure or publicity that matches the president’s “bully-pulpit power” along with a liberal national media performing as his cheering section.

So, on behalf of the proud American citizens who love this country for its exemplary history and its extraordinary humanitarian track record, I am compelled to express apologies for the many unnecessary and unwarranted apologies that Obama has needlessly expressed.

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Let me make this perfectly clear: I am apologizing “about” him, not “to” him, nor “for” him for all his heedless words and actions. My apologies are “about” a president who is not expressing the “will of the people” whom he was elected to represent.

Although he might not be sorry for his actions, we are! Our great nation deserves praise and recognition, not apologies, for its historical role of protecting the world against tyranny and aggression.

We have every reason to be proud of our country, as well documented in Tom Brokaw’s book “The Greatest Generation.” My generation gets it! Unfortunately, many of our citizens in subsequent generations have been misinformed and mislead, not only by the media but by the “omissions” and “spin” that has been put in the teaching, or lack thereof, of American history in our school systems.

Fellow Americans, let’s ignore the Obama apology rants and take pride in our country by praising its virtues and being thankful for our blessing of citizenship!

Let freedom ring! God bless America!

Richard Doran

Parachute