Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Greatest Privilege

People have criticized Mrs. Trump's speech last night at the convention for a few words or phrases that closely resembled some spoken by Mrs. Obama 8 years ago. The following is something Melania said last night you can be certain Michelle did not say:
On July 28th, 2006, I was very proud to become a citizen of the United States — the greatest privilege on planet Earth. I cannot, or will not, take the freedoms this country offers for granted.
By contrast, at age 44 Michelle Obama famously said the following during her husband's first run for president:
For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.
Those are two very different views of American citizenship. I know which I prefer.

As a person who has traveled to over 100 countries, I consider the day I was born in the U.S. the luckiest day of my life. I always feel privileged when returning from abroad.