Senator Obama, Why do you hate America? You traveled half way across the world to stand next to Adolf Hitler’s favorite monument and use it as an opportunity to throw your country under the bus.

Sir, as a child I was always told that the United States was the best damned country in the world, as an adult I learned to understand what that really means. Who Died and left you President? Who sent you to Europe to bash this country where your family has always enjoyed an upper-middle class (and now rich) environment.

You try to sound like Ronald Reagan, but you are missing the most important ingredient.. PRIDE IN AMERICA…in our institutions… and in the people who make it great. Reagan would have NEVER said what you said today. He would have NEVER stood in front of where that wall once stood and talked about American as a country of religious and racial intolerance. He certainly wouldn’t have said:

“I know my country has not perfected itself. We’ve made our share of mistakes and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.

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” Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law? Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don’t look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people”

“The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.”

OF COURSE America needs to be better, it is a nation made up of humans, not gods. We are not perfect. But you don’t stand in the middle of a foreign nation and put down the country that gave you and your family so much. That is not how someone who loves his country inspires it to be better. President Reagan loved America, he saw how great it was and much greater it could be.

I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it and see it still.

Today you tried to sell America and the world that we are somehow mean and nasty and you are going to fix it. America was great before you became a politician, it is great now, and will be that shining city that Ronald Reagan spoke of well after we have both left this earth.

Senator Obama, YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN AMERICA which is why, whether you win this election or not, you could never truly lead America.