Apologize for What…
Terry Dashner………………………Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Why should we apologize for being America?
Capitol Reader Political Book Summaries writes in review of T.R. Reid’s book entitled, The United States of Europe: The New Superpower and End of American Supremacy. “The rise of a united Europe is one of great geopolitical events of our time. The nations of this diverse and once fractious continent are pulling together to create a common economic system, currency and social identity. The European Union now eclipses United States in terms of population, economic output and it is largest consumer market in world. In short, European Union is fast becoming a superpower capable of rivaling United States on every measure, except militarily.
“The emergence of European Union as a major global force has gone largely unnoticed by American public. Most Americans do not realize, for instance, sheer number of products and services they purchase which are made or controlled by European concerns. With America’s huge account and trade deficits, Europe is essentially lending America money to buy European products. This arrangement offers something for both sides, but America’s lack of fiscal responsibility is reflected in rise of euro versus dollar. The euro is poised to replace dollar as world’s currency of choice. A unified Europe is becoming an economic powerhouse that is increasingly setting rules of global commerce. The sooner America wakes us to this fact, better for all concerned.”
America isn’t sleeping, she’s at war with extremists that European Union, save Britain, has refused to act against militarily. America could set back and count her money too if somebody else fought her battles and funded militaries, comparable to hers, which are capable of policing whole world against terrorists. Pardon me for being pro America—of course that’s what Europeans detest about me to begin with—but I must demur. America is not bad guy, nor school-yard bully. America is ordained and carrying out her world calling. Let me explain.
America was founded on principle of freedom. Her early settlers were religious refugees seeking freedom from religious tyranny. They were willing to die for liberties they were denied in Europe. Many of brave and bold men, women and children died from exposure, disease, starvation, and even hostile actions by indigenous peoples. This desire for liberty, freedom, and non-governmental sponsorship of one religion over another is still in our blood. And America, as she has proven in past and demonstrates today, will go to war anywhere in world to uphold these precious principles. Without apologies I might add.
If European Union thinks she can lecture America for being jingoistic or gun totting cowboys then she is guilty of very patronizing she is using to shame us. The European Union can not denounce America for being war dogs and then itself refuse to acknowledge immorality in her camp. The European Union has failed to denounce terrorist’s organizations in Lebanon. The European Union has refused to acknowledge that United States—Bush administration particularly—has had some good successes in Afghanistan and Iraq (free elections). The European Union has failed to act jointly against Iran’s nuclear threat. The European Union might have its euro and trade power, but it isn’t perfect either.