October 06, 2010

Interesting commentary from Israel


hat do our allies think as they watch current events develop in the United States? We hear often about the disrespectful comments of those who hate America, but we don’t often hear from those who actually appreciate us.

In A Prayer for 5771 (Jerusalem Post), writer Caroline Glick gives us a glimpse into the mind of our truest allies—the nation of Israel. Ms. Glick also offers an interesting perspective on Glenn Beck’s recent “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, D.C. She observes that Beck’s rally was an effort to lay claim to “the American Creed,” and an attempt to bring it back to the forefront of the American psyche. Here’s a quote from the article:

That creed is so ingrained that it has served as the subtext of every major political and civic speech by every American political and civic leader since the 18th century.

The American creed has two main components.

First, its core belief is that America is an exceptional country and that the American people are an exceptional nation. Second, it asserts that as Abraham Lincoln first said outright, America is the last, best hope for mankind.

The reason Beck’s rally was a watershed event is that in the Age of Obama, millions of Americans for the first time feel the need to reclaim what they believe is their birthright as Americans.

Because what distinguishes Obama from his predecessors is that he is the first American president who clearly rejects the American creed.

Read the full article here.


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