in the U.S.
Is Better Than....
If you don't
like living in the United States, then there is either something wrong
with you, or you haven't been keeping up with the news from overseas.
For instance, we don't have rebels shooting fully loaded passenger airplanes
out of the air with guided missiles, like what happened this week in Eastern
Ukraine, killing 298 people.
And we don't have our geographical neighbors lobbing mortar shells and
missiles over the border at us, like what's happening in Israel and Gaza.
Or using donkeys with bombs strapped to them.
And we sure don't have insurgents creating a new state between parts of
Syria and Iraq using suicide bombs and heavy arms firepower.
Moreover, we're not the murder capital of the world, causing mothers to
send their children to the United States for protection, as they are in
We've never had a fully loaded passenger plane disappear to God only knows
where, without leaving so much as a trace, referring to Malaysia Airlines
Flight 370, with 239 souls on board.
Human rights abuses in China and other communist-controlled countries
And there are several countries where you cannot speak your mind, lest
you get hauled away to prison, or worse.
Sure, we have our killers and our perverts, and our periodic campus shootings.
But where on earth could you find a more idyllic life than here in the
Thanks to our forefathers' foresight, we enjoy certain freedoms not guaranteed
in the rest of the world.
As singer Lee Greenwood wrote in his song, "God Bless the USA,"
-- "I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free."
I echo Greenwood's sentiments.
And frankly, I wouldn't like to live anywhere else, than here in the good
And there you
have it, short and sweet.
That's in my
Michael C. Quinn