What Madison Av genius coined the phrase “The Land of the Free”? The real problem with this ubiquitous phrase is that Americans really do believe it. I was gob-smacked reading on Monday: The owner of one (informal gun-range) was quoted saying “Guns are why we’re free in this country and people lose sight of that when tragedies like this (Newtown) happen”.
America is free because of guns? What about the rest of us? Australia, Canada, the UK, European countries etc. etc. Do those insular Americans really think that they are the only free people in the world, and because of guns.
What hope has the world when Americans are so border-blind that they really don’t know anything about the rest of the world. When the President of the USA wants a return to the time when America led the world.
Who owns America now? China.
Wake up America and learn something about the World and your new place in it.