Thursday, September 01, 2005

why are we different?

Many people often suggest that our nation is no different than the others on the planet. People with a brain, and more to the point, people with a conscience know that we are. How do we know that?

We know that for many reasons but this post includes one of the most obvious ones.
The United States gave more than all other nations combined to the Tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia last December. As my friend, Layman, wrote recently, we sent 20,000 soldiers and sailors, over 24 million pounds of relief supplies, thousands of tons of food, thousands of gallons of drinking water. That is what we do.

It's who we are. It's what we do. It's part of our history. Think back to the Marshall Plan. We helped our enemies after the war. How many other nations can be counted in the same category?!

And exactly how many national leaders have we heard from in the last couple days offering anything for the stricken in our country????


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