No Apology Song – The Case for American Greatness

A song about America’s greatness. Inspired by Mitt Romney’s book, No Apology. (Video with pictures now at bottom of post.)

A quick note: I do not know the identity of the person who wrote and/or performed this song.  I just stumbled upon it on YouTube today and thought you’d all enjoy it.  While the views in this video don’t necessarily reflect the views of Mitt Romney or us at MRC in every instance, we enjoyed it a lot and we welcome all of our readers to get creative and release anything that we can use to promote Mitt.

Here are the lyrics:

Way back in ’73, we had a tea party

and speedy Paul Revere said “The British are here.”

But ’round the world a shot was heard

We fought them off in Concord

The British took Boston, never knowin’ what it’d cost ’em

They fought they’d broken our will

but there were cannons on the hill…

So then in ’76 we said “goodbye” to the Brits

It took all of us to beat Cornwallis

Despite risk of retribution we signed the Constitution

and King George realized… that we would not…

We won’t apologize for what we symbolize

for letting freedom grow, for standing up and saying “no”

We won’t apologize for the Bill of Rights

for independence we will not apologize.

In the 19th Century we had a Great Awakening

and then President Monroe said: “Stay on your side of the globe!”

We brought in Texas — just as proud as the rest of us

We spread west to the Pacific, thought California was terrific

Yankees: “Slavery’s gotta end!”

Dixie: “Amendment Number 10!”

Then U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee agreed on unity

We won’t apologize ‘cuz we can compromise

that we will stand and fight for what we think is right

We won’t apologize ‘cuz Lincoln ratified

and gave the slaves their rights

We don’t apologize.

The Industrial Revolution was the peak of our pollution

Cars and phones and planes and flight, vaccines and electric light

DuPont and JP Morgan, assembly lines and Henry Ford and

the allies need an ally ’till the Treaty of Versailles

The Great Depression was on from ’29 to ’41

Hitler was in power, it was Europe’s darkest hour

but after Pearl Harbor and our ability to labor

the giant awoke and we all took up the yoke

We don’t apologize for saving foreign lives

for defending our freedoms, our children and our wives

Did we isolate and cower? Or become a superpower?

No, we organized and we didn’t apologize.

Russia, Cuba, and China put their freedoms behind them

but Korea never fell past the 38th parallel

Should we have gone to Panama or Vietnam?

How could Reagan talk so tough to resilient Gorbachev?

Then the UN turned their back on the suffering in Iraq

How could we think to liberate with the world just yelling, “wait”?

Until September 11th 3,000 souls went up to heaven

and their lives we eulogize

And we will never, never…

We’ll never apologize.

Should we turn and flee from the cause of liberty?

Or cross the ocean and die so that others can be free?

Are we sorry we fight and die to answer freedom’s cry?

asking only a space to place…

our dead.

asking only a space to place…

our dead.

Should we apologize for saving foreign lives?

For standing against evil and not covering our eyes?

Should we hang head for the movement we led?

Or the truth that we said, or the hope that we spread?

There is no policy, no new hip philosophy

There is no prosperity, no new ideology

There is no kind of peace, no breadth of security

There is no community, no type of earthly beauty

There’s nothing like life when you are free

and for that we offer no apology.

UPDATE: Now with pictures added

Here’s where you can find some fan-created poetry about Mitt’s book.

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15 Responses to No Apology Song – The Case for American Greatness

  1. cj says:

    this is soooo awesome!!! had tears through the whole song! this guy needs to be recognized!!!!

  2. Zaloom says:

    that was beautiful!

  3. CoastalMaine says:

    That was just beautiful, simply put, and true. Let Freedom Ring!

  4. Judith says:

    Every living soul in this country needs to hear this and understand it. Wonderful song and sentiments with excellent historical references. History the way it happened!

  5. Arthur J. Liccione says:

    Absolutely GREAT. I love it. I want to help Mitt in any way I can, for the future of this country, we need him. He is the only one that can undo the damage done.

  6. Kmichael says:

    This is the kind of response to the attempted destruction
    of this country by the BOA we need. This should go viral around
    America to be heard by all.
    Radio stations should play once an hr. until we know it by heart.
    There will be no recognition in our media as most in this country
    has the BOA backside covered against any criticism.

  7. Paulee says:

    Nicely done….Listen for the hook…The line we can all hum endlessly….If there, great hit!!! Great summary of facts….Well done….Romney 2012….

  8. Mike says:

    What a nice song.

    I’m going to link it to my blog to let everyone to know it there in spain.

  9. bzim says:

    Well done…I loved it!

  10. dan says:

    The author is Jonah Barnes. Big fan of Mitt. My son.

  11. Tom says:


    You will make plenty of money in the end.
    Just think about our founders and more recently icon’s like Lee Iacocca and other CEO’s who took a stance on spending and recovery.

    Work for a $1 and refuse the pension.
    It was Truman who left the Presidency after two terms without a pension. He served and went home with his wife.

    What a statement about our affairs of state, a personal commitment that every man, woman and most young adults would admire and support!

    Just a thought.

    A concerned citizen who thinks we are in desperate shape and on the wrong track.

    Independent Tom

  12. Nancy Barnes says:

    In honor of mother’s day, you all just have to know that this great patriot, the author and performer of this song is my son, Jonah. I am so proud of him and his determination to stand up for our country.

  13. Rebel Ross says:


    I think you’ll be happy to know that Romney’s foray into politics has nothing to do with money due to his successful career in business. In fact he hasn’t taken a paycheck since he left Bain Capitol in 1999 to become CEO of the Olympics. He donated his salary from the Olympics to charity, he did not take a salary as Governor, he is donated all his proceeds from his book to charity, as well as his speaking fees, and in 2008 had promised he would do the same as president.

  14. Sue O. says:

    I agree! But also let the countries of the world hear this song so they understand America better.

  15. Sue O. says:

    @Nancy Barnes
    Wow, It is an awesome song. I hope it goes viral. And I think he should play it on SNL, and other shows. Beautiful.