(Video) Up or Down? American greatness is a choice.

Posted by: Phineas on June 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

**Posted by Phineas

In his latest Firewall, Bill Whittle looks at two recent incidents — a MSNBC host having trouble referring to Americans killed in battle as heroes, and the resupply of the International Space Station by a private American company — to illustrate two possible paths for America: “Up or Down.”

Bill ends by saying “decline is a choice,” perhaps echoing the title of Charles Krauthammer’s brilliant analysis of modern liberal foreign policy.

But I prefer a more positive framing: that national greatness —American greatness— is our choice. It’s the choice between the diffident, enervating, and self-absorbed navel-gazing of a Chris Hayes on the one hand, and the belief of Americans-by-choice that here humanity can still achieve great things — liberate a nation, defend civilization, or build rockets to carry us into space. We have all the resources and people we need; we have the spirit.

We just have to make a choice.

LINK: More at Hot Air.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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One Response to “(Video) Up or Down? American greatness is a choice.”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    There is nothing so fallacious as the threadbare argument that attacking a muck merchant like Chris Hayes stems from one not being able to grasp the substance of what he said. I learned all those words a good while back and their meaning has not changed nor has the intent of a jackwad like this ever been misinterpreted when stated in this fashion.