There is a peculiar form of madness in evidence across America. Its victims hate their own country despite the fact that it is the best and greatest in the world. So affected these unfortunates are that they even wear their contempt publicly as something to be proud of.
Yet not all hope is lost and by going here they may find the help they so obviously need. Opening the link starts a poem penned by John Mitchum and recited by John Wayne. The poem is primarily about America's physical beauty, which — stunning as it is — makes for only a part of what makes Her so great. Nevertheless, it may well be the first step toward the recovery of some suffering from this sad affliction. As for the rest, it cannot but deepen our affection for this wonderful country and strengthen our resolve to protect it against those who wish it ill, be they at home or abroad.
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