Saturday, November 10, 2007

Better than Most

So the President of France, an unapologetic conservative, recently came over for a visit and made a stirring speech.

SARKOZY (via translator):  To the millions of men and women who came from every country of the world and who -- with their own hands, their intelligence, and their hearts -- built the greatest nation in the world, America did not say, "Come, and everything will be given to you."  Rather, she said, "Come, and the only limits to what you will be able to achieve will be those of your own courage, your boldness, and your talent." (applause)

SARKOZY (via translator):  The America that we love throughout the world impedes this extraordinary ability to grant each and every person a second chance, another chance, because, in America, failure is never the last word.  There is always another chance.  Here -- in your country, on this soil -- both the humblest and the most illustrious citizens alike know that nothing is owed to them and that everything has to be earned.  That is what constitutes the moral value of America. (applause)

All I can say is wow. He gets it better than most Americans do.

We are entitled to nothing. Everything must be earned. Wow.

Viva' la' France!

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