British and Proud on St. George’s Day
The below speech was made for St. George’s Day.
It less about history, however, and more abut the fact that it is rare to see anyone in the political spectrum (in free democratic countries) stand up and say how proud they are of their history and what they stand for. More often we witness a self-condemnation of what freedom and democracy has brought to the world~without recognizing the alternative.
We all know the world is not perfect, but it does become tiring to be told that we must feel shame for working hard to put a roof over our heads, educate our children and (shocker!) hold with traditional values of right and wrong.
The rest of the free western world needs to take heed and learn to be proud of what we have accomplished. Yes, there is still a long way to go before we will get it right, but currently we are throwing out the baby with the bathwater (and maybe the tub as well…)