"Be always prepared."
"Take nothing for granted in your daily life."
"In the real world, you can't just give evil a "time-out."
"Let me sum up in two words how the unhinged Left copes with the threat of global jihad: "Kill Bush!"
"First of all I feel so lucky to be American. When you look at the rest of the world, we're so lucky,
"Give thanks we don't live in China, the world's leading jailer of journalists and Internet critics."
"Give thanks we don't live in Lebanon, where outspoken writers pay with their lives."
"Yesterday was our Pearl Harbor. Our generational wake-up call. Our bloody moment of shattered self-complacency."
"It's time to grow up, get real, and finally grasp, like generations before us, that freedom is not free."
"Give thanks we don't live in Sudan, where editors can lose their heads for not kowtowing to the government line."
"Give thanks we don't live in Bangladesh, where you can be put on trial for writing columns supporting Israel and condemning Muslim violence."
"Now you know why there will be no boycotts at Air America headquarters over the possible bilking of poor Bronx children. Race hustlers care about only one color: green."
"Give thanks we don't
live in Egypt, where bloggers have been detained by the government for
criticizing Islam and exposing the apathy of Cairo police to sexual
harassment of women."
"If American bigotry is to blame for black entertainer Michael Jackson's trial, what explains black entertainer Snoop Dogg's triumph? What kind of country elevates mortal entertainers regardless of skin color (or lack thereof) into higher beings whose celebrity rests on sabotaging social norms?"
"At first, my daughter
questioned the need for reciting this strange passage. "Why do we have
to thank G-d ?" she wondered. "To show that we are grateful for our
daily bread," I explained."
In civilized societies, if you are offended by a cartoon, you do not burn flags, take up guns and raid buildings, chant death to your opponents, or threaten suicide bombings. You write a letter to the editor.
"Unlike Michelle Obama, I can't keep track of the number of times I've been proud really proud of my country since I was born and privileged to live in it."
"Every naturalization ceremony I've attended, where hundreds of new Americans raised their hands to swear an oath of allegiance to this land of liberty, has been a moment of pride for me."
"How about American resilience? Does that not make you proud? Only a heart of stone could be unmoved by the strength, valor and determination displayed in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., on September 11, 2001."
"Once an unabashedly pious land, we have been transformed into a nation of historically clueless ingrates embarrassed about our heritage, afraid of offending all newcomers, and more committed to inculcating a sense of entitlement over a culture of gratitude."
"It's time for ordinary Americans to come out of the shadows and remind Washington every day in words and actions that we are a sovereign nation, not a sanctuary nation."
"Motherhood and peace-making are not synonymous. Motherhood requires ferocity, the will and resolve to protect one's own children at all costs, and a life-long commitment to sacrifice for a family's betterment and survival. Conflict avoidance is incompatible with good mothering."
Bean-counting government bureaucrats are free to take race, ethnicity and gender into account when doling out public funds to non-white-male contractors. But God help law enforcement officers, air marshals and border agents who try to use those same factors to combat terrorism and protect American lives.
"The snobs of secularism will no doubt disparage such simple-minded expressions of piety. They call us "Jesus freaks," "Bible-thumpers," and "fundies." They accuse us of being "weak" and of suffering from a "neurological disorder." They consider us such a threat that they have sought to expunge even the most innocuous references to thanking G-d in the public schools."
"Before Thanksgiving brings out the worst in you, stop before you gripe. Give thanks for noisy houses, healthy children and overflowing company. Give thanks for bounteous tables, rambunctious friends and neighbors, life and limb. And give thanks for those who give of themselves in service to our nation, in civic duty and in answer to His call all year 'round. That is all."
"On the fifth anniversary week of
the September 11 attacks, the anger of entertainment industry liberals
and anti-war zealots is directed not at Islamic terrorists telling us
to convert or die. Not at American al Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn smirking
at our country's pain and praising the throat-slitting, children-incinerating
hijackers as "strong-willed men." No, their thoughts are not focused on
killing jihadists. Their dreams lie with killing George W. Bush."