I’m a Proud American
"The World of Wayne Green"
In the wake of 911, which galvanized our government into a flurry of new restrictions on our liberties, we've seen Old Glory waving from car antennas and proudly displayed in store windows, plus Proud To Be American signs everywhere. And all this fooferah, unfortunately, almost got me to thinking.
How proud am I to be an American?
Well, in WWII I volunteered to fight the war in a submarine, the most dangerous of all the services. I did my bit, as you can read in my book on my submarine experiences. And, having visited 146 countries so far, I can assure you that America is definitely the best place to live.
We have a lot to be proud of.
* I'm proud of my government and its myriad of departments and bureaus, few (if any) of which are devoted to making life easier for me.
* I'm proud of the FDA, which enforces the pharmaceutical industry's ability to make absolutely fantastic profits at our expense.
* I'm proud of our pharmaceutical industry for providing such cushy jobs for ex-FDA officials.
* I'm proud that my government allows me to travel to Canada where I can buy the same drugs at a fraction of American prices.
* I'm proud of our Department of Defense, which has so successfully defended us against attacks by Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Haiti, Somalia, Grenada and some group or groups in what was Yugoslavia. And the great job they did to help keep our oil prices down with the Gulf War.
* I'm also proud of them for keeping our military-industrial complex busy filling government warehouses with unneeded supplies, and building now obsolete aircraft carriers and their planes.
* I'm proud of whatever government agencies have been successful in protecting us from worrying about UFOs and ET's
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