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C-PALSY  September 2001

C-PALSY September 2001

Subject:

FW: tribute to US

From:

Tom Reed <[log in to unmask]>

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St. John's University Cerebral Palsy List

Date:

Thu, 13 Sep 2001 14:14:22 -0500

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Tom Reed
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From: "SPOT Rehab" <[log in to unmask]>
Organization: SPOT Rehabilitation, Inc.
Reply-To: "SPOT Rehab" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:54:34 -0500
To: "Tom Reed" <[log in to unmask]>, "Shane Gronau" <[log in to unmask]>,
"Sandra Wenner" <[log in to unmask]>, "Pete Linsner" <[log in to unmask]>,
"Pete & Deb Krump" <[log in to unmask]>, "Mary Noska"
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Brown" <[log in to unmask]>, "Jim Trueman" <[log in to unmask]>, "Jim &
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Clark" <[log in to unmask]>, "Caleb D Berg" <[log in to unmask]>, "Beth
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Cc: <[log in to unmask]>

Subject:    TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES
This, from a Canadian newspaper, no less, is worth sharing.


America: The Good Neighbor.

Widespread but only partial news coverage was given
recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from
Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television
commentator. What follows is the full text of his
trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional
Record:

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the
Americans as the most generous and possibly the least
appreciated people on all the earth.

Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and
Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the
Americans who poured in billions of dollars and
forgave other billions in debts. None of these
countries is today paying even the interest on its
remaining debts to the United States.

When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it
was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward
was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of
Paris. I was there. I saw it.

When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United
States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59
American communities were flattened by tornadoes.
Nobody helped.

The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped
billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now
newspapers in those countries are writing about the
decadent, warmongering Americans.

I'd like to see just one of those countries that is
gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar
build its own airplane. Does any other country in the
world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the
Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why
don't they fly them? Why do all the International
lines except Russia fly American Planes?

Why does no other land on earth even consider putting
a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese
technocracy, and you get radios. You talk about German
technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about
American technocracy, and you find men on the moon -
not once, but several times and safely home again.

You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs
right in the store window for everybody to look at.
Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded.
They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless
they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American
dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.

When the railways of France, Germany and India were
breaking down through age, it was the Americans who
rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the
New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an
old caboose. Both are still broke.

I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to
the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me
even one time when someone else raced to the Americans
in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even
during the San Francisco earthquake.

Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one
Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get
kicked around. They will come out of this thing with
their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled
to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating
over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one
of those."

Stand proud, America!

     +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This is one of the best editorials that I have ever
read regarding the United States. It is nice that one
man realizes it. I only wish that the rest of the
world would realize it. We are always blamed for
everything, and never even get a thank you for the
things we do.

Maybe each of you can send this to at least one person
and they might send it to one of their friends until this letter
is sent to every person on the web.

I am just a single American that has read this,
I SURE HOPE THAT A LOT MORE READ IT SOON.

GOD BLESS AMERICA
SPOT Rehabilitation
PO Box 7729
St. Cloud, MN 56302-7729
(320)259-4151, Fax:(320)259-5707
e-mail: [log in to unmask]


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