As I read the reports of people chanting “U-S-A” because they are proud of their country for the first time ever, I can’t help but feeling a little sad for them. If their love of this country stems only from who is elected president, they are missing something about what it is to love this great land.
I love America. I have always loved America. I will go on loving America, even if Barack Obama is the worst president ever. Even if the most dire predictions by conservative commentators should come to pass, I will go on loving my country.
See, the thing that these people do not get is that America is not defined by her President nor by her Congress. America is defined by her vision, a vision of freedom and liberty. This vision lives on in the hearts of her people and in the pages of her history no matter who is president.
Long after Obama’s presidency is over, America will continue to be the same great country she has always been.
Barack Obama does not make America great. America makes Barack Obama great. America makes us all great.