July 4, 2009, finds me filled with positive patriotism as always, but with a shadow of concern.
Our country has had the occasional president who did not believe in the truths of the Declaration or the restraints of the Constitution. But we have never had one who did not believe in the essential goodness of America itself. In Barack Obama, sadly, we now have a president who is an unbeliever of all three.
I am confident we will defeat him and survive him. Yet this is a somber Independence Day for me, because of the grave danger he and his personality cult and his socialist agenda pose to this land we love. With this bad man in power, Americans face a new and deadly challenge to our ideals. Let us rise to the occasion.