I am a very proud Citizen of the United States. That took place in early 2008 after a seven year legal journey. As you can imagine, I have some views on immigration which you will find in these pages from time to time.
I was born in London, England and have been American in my attitudes for as long as I can remember. The Constitution should be regarded as a sacred document. Unfortunately as each year passes it seems to be less important. We have a President who told the American People BEFORE he was elected that the Constitution was a "flawed document". That would have been electoral suicide just a few short years ago. I remember when we were trying to help Iraq write it's constitution I said on the radio "we should give them ours! After all, we stopped using it years ago".
I started work as a journalist in 1976 when at the tender age of 16 I got a job on the Jerusalem Post. Recently I have been guest hosting talk radio around the country. Prior to that, you could have heard The Simon Conway Radio Experience.
I am a radio talk show host whose conservative outlook was forged in my native UK, where I experienced the considerable downsides of European-style socialism. I have a unique insight into health care and all the other trappings of a socialist society because I've already lived through where we are headed.
American Exceptionalism was witnessed and celebrated on the college basketball court last night in what many are saying was an “instant classic”.
Congratulations to Louisville and the players, coaches, students, faculty, staff, families, and of course the City of Louisville on winning the NCAA Championship.
I am shocked today however. I can’t find a single comment from anyone about how Louisville should have shared their championship with Michigan; about how losing might make the Michigan players not value themselves; lose self-esteem.
No comments about these teams not keeping score or about maybe how Louisville should have re-distributed some points to the team less fortunate than themselves because everyone should get “their fair share”.
No comments about the racial make up of the team - was this a reasonable mix based on the demographics of Louisville, KY. There really is none of that out there.
You see what we witnessed last night was the BEST. Nobody cares about the color of the players or the ethnic background of them. All anybody cares about - certainly anybody who was rooting for them - was that the coaches put out the very best players available. In sports we want the best. In academics we want quotas! What a country!
So once again, we congratulate the exceptionalism that is the Louisville Basketball team. They worked hard for the victory; the practiced hard all year; they earned it; they deserve it.
Interesting way of thinking don’t you think?