Via Lloyd Marcus at the American Thinker:
So where are the prominent voices who are standing up and celebrating the goodness and greatness of America? Reagan always touted the goodness of America and how God is with us. Michael Reagan said his dad was America’s last great cheerleader. Sadly, I must agree. Although there is one strong contender for the next great cheerleader.
Sarah Palin has stood up touting the greatness of America, and look what the Obama administration and the mainstream media have attempted to do to her. Disgracefully, millions of ill-informed Americans view Palin as a nutcase far-right extremist.
Think about that, folks. Because Palin boldly stands up for traditional family values, God, and country, the left has tried to crucify not only Palin herself, but also her entire family. Showing more “kahonies” than many Republican males, Palin continues to be a relentless cheerleader for Ronald Reagan’s and my dad’s America. But Sarah Palin is only one courageous woman. To conquer the shock-and-awe assault on our country by Obama and his media minions, we need an army of cheerleaders.
To pass patriotism on to our children and our children’s children, we need many more American cheerleaders — teaching character, hard work, education, and the goodness and greatness of this extraordinary, unique, successful experiment called America.
A female relative of mine said, “Sarah Palin — and she wants to tell women – no, no no!” She never did tell me specifically what Palin said that was so offensive. All she knew was that Palin is bad for women. In reality, though, Sarah Palin epitomizes everything the feminist movement claims to desire for women. Palin is a successful homemaker and businesswoman. My clueless relative clearly bought into the left’s campaign to destroy Palin.
I sang “God Bless America” the other day, and toward the end of the song, my eyes welled up. I felt a little embarrassed, silly, and old-fashioned. Good things such as love, honor, character, and courage stir my emotions. For a moment I thought, “Toughen up, Lloyd — people today do not feel such passion for their country and traditional values.” But I rebuked such media-inspired nonsense. A majority of Americans still do believe, like my dad and Reagan did, in truth, justice, and the American way.
People on both sides of the political aisle, some secretly, liked Reagan because he was a man of character.
As a young black kid clueless about politics, I found that Reagan’s speeches made me feel good and believe in myself and my country. Who will help Palin fill the void — courageously pick up the baton of inspiration which has lain dormant since the passing of President Reagan?
Will you stand with Sarah Palin, cheering on America — risk being demonized and persecuted for the greater good — the future of our country?
Sarah, I am with you, sista! As for the rest of you, please join us.
You can read Marcus’ entire piece here.