Americans take for granted how special our country is. The video below is a commentary done by a Canadian News Anchor, Gordon Sinclair, following news the American Red Cross had run out of money as a result of aid efforts for recent natural disasters. On June 5, 1973, Sinclair recorded what would become his most famous radio editorial, “The Americans.”
He paid tribute to American success, ingenuity, and generosity to people in need abroad, and noted when America did face a crisis itself, it almost always faced that crisis alone.
Sinclair considered the piece to be one of his usual items. But when U.S. News & World Report published a full transcript, they were overwhelmed with requests for copies.
What puzzles the Our American Culture staff is how often people from other countries notice, and champion the American people, and our resolve, generosity and in general our good heartedness. Our present day America Left seems to spend an inordinate amount of time and money in tearing down our American institutions and ostracizing those embracing traditional American values and celebrating our contributions to world peace and stability.
This address was made in 1973, but the general trend has not changed. America assists, gives, protects, liberates and helps to stabilize in all regions of the world. Just a little food for thought in recent years –
Humanitarian missions such as our Navy and other armed forces assisting with rescue and support missions in the 2005 Indian Ocean Tsunami or leading the effort to assist Haiti after their earthquake in 2010.
The list could go on and on.
To review a list of world events America has been involved with through the years since the commentary below, review the U.S Department of State – Office Of The Historian list with links to background information about each event.