What I Miss About America
by STELLA PAUL
July 14, 2012
Here are just a few of the things I miss since America entered the golden age of Hope and Change in January 2009.
- Going for minutes, hours, even days, without worrying about what weird insanity the government is dreaming up next
- Having money
- The Border Patrol
- Looking up at the moon and thinking, "America - we own space!"
- Having a president whose background isn't more closely guarded than the formula for Coke
- Going on vacation without the TSA auditioning me for "Stella Does Dallas"
- Not feeling like I have to whisper, if I say something that's not completely, 100% complimentary about our president
- Listening to the latest rant against Israel at the UN, without wondering if it's coming from the American Ambassador
- Feeling protected
- Having a president who doesn't want to fundamentally transform me
- Getting a doctor's appointment right away and not thinking, "That was nice while it lasted."
- Having a president who would never, ever bow to the Saudi king, the Chinese premier, the Japanese prime minister and the mayor of Tampa
- Gazing up at the sky and not wondering if that's a bird or a drone
- Snacking on whatever I want, while the First Lady remains calm and indifferent
- Having a president who thinks it would be unimaginably crazy to bring the 9/11 conspirators to New York for a civil trial
- Separation of State and Media
- College graduates with a future in America, not China or Hong Kong
- Having a president who inspires us to feel that Americans are all in this game together
- A dollar that's worth 100 cents and isn't signed by a tax cheat
- America's Triple-A rating
- Having a president who doesn't seem needier for attention than Paris Hilton
- Strolling through the mall without worrying about racially-motivated flash mobs
- Looking at maps without trying to figure out where I can run
- Reading 1984 as an interesting work of fiction
What do you miss?
Stella Paul writes for American Thinker where this article appears. Write Stella Paul at email@example.com