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…
asking only a space to place…
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.