1968 Martin Luther King gave his famous Mountain speech 24 hours before he was assassinated (video)
1860 US Pony Express Started
1936 US Bruno Hauptmann was electricuted for kidnapping the Lindbergh Baby
1948 US Marshal Plan where H Truman channelled 13 Billion in aid to Europe
1954 100th Boat race Oxford beat Cambridge
1955 Train Crash in Mexico killing 300
1972 N. Vietnam invades South Vietnam
1974 148 tornadoes hit the US from Georgia up to Canada in 16 hours.
1974 Watergate scandal
1987 Switzerland auctions off Windsor jewels.
1996 Unabomber Kaczynski arrested
1998 Dow Jones highest at 9000
2000 UK Asylum Seekers get food clothes and 10 pounds a week
2000 Microsoft anti trust case
2004 Madrid Railway Bombers
2008 US unemployment grows.
Now Obama is apologising for America over seas and I have to ask why he is doing that? He is President only because of America. He is an example of what America is and can be. What kind of change is he proposing now?
America is not perfect. It never claimed to be but it is the most generous country in the whole world. It stands for freedom and democracy.
These two words are not perfect either but neither are the people born to this planet.
America was the last refuge to go to, against tyranny, Milleniums worth of Tyranny, from the Ottoman Empire.
France's own Voltaire admitted this.
So America understands that every man, woman and child deserves to be free and not controlled by any person, place or thing. Free will to do what's right, has to come from understanding and the heart, as opposed to mind control.
If you take a horse and beat it into submission, that horse will obey but first chance it gets it will either kill you or bolt. But a horse raised with love and kindness will never leave you, no matter what. It will stand over you or drag you to safety and take care of you. This is the difference between America and some other countries who value horses. lol
America has and is continuing to do good in this world.
It kept Europe from falling into the hands of Hitler and right now many are trying to save the hungry and the poor in Africa. People like Oprah have grown in America to become powerful, strong women. People who have something worthwhile to say and to do.
So what is Obama apologising for?
For George Bush?
George Bush was stuck. Unprepaired. Who in his right mind would attack America?
What is good about America is that a President has at most, an 8 year term. It gives other people a chance to do something else, promote new ideas, if the people will it.
In my opinion, America has nothing to apologise for. It is a great country, the last refuge from tyranny and oppression (meaning its still a young country by comparison) and it is full of people who care. Nothing has changed there and nothing needs to change there.
A lot of worse things can happen to nations, than George Bush, if America loses. That would be a tragedy. Obama needs to stand tall, be proud and see the world through American Eyes.
The eyes of Liberty and Justice. That is and should be his message. This is good change for the whole world. It is always a good dream to hope for. Thanks.