Pay attention, Obama. If you think America isn’t exceptional, read these words:
Americans believe with all their heart, the vast majority of them, and the vast majority of Floridians, that the United States of America is simply the greatest nation in all of human history. A place without equal in the history of all mankind…..Now let me tell you, there are those out there who doubt about the greatness of America. Sometimes when I say it I hear the snickers from some in different parts; they think it’s simplistic. But see, I know America’s great not because I read about it in a book. Because I’ve seen it with my eyes. I’ve been raised in a community of exiles. Of people who lost their country. Of people who know what it’s like to live somewhere else. By the way, a community that I am proud to be a part of….The other way that I know about America’s greatness is a story of a man that I knew well. Of someone who wasn’t born in this country, when he was six years old he lost his mother, when he was twelve he lost his father. He grew up largely in a society where what you were going to be when you grew up was decided for you. This is like almost every other place in the world. Think about what that means. That means that before you are even born, how far you are going to get to go in life is decided for you. By who your parents are or are not. And that’s how it is almost everywhere in the world. And this is how it was for that man. He was fortunate enough to make it here to America. Where he was never able to capture his own dreams of his own youth. Instead he made it the mission of his life to ensure that his children would have every opportunity he did not. That every door that was closed for him would be opened for them. That the day would never come for them that came for him. The day that he realized that his own dreams would not be possible. And so now life was about opening pathways for his own children. This story I know well. And it verifies to me the greatness of our country. Because tonight, with your vote, you have elected his son to the United States Senate.
This is a classic.
Welcome to America, Senator Rubio.