We all remember the eerie words then-Senator Barack Obama delivered on the waning days of the 2008 campaign trail:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.
In a surprising turn of events, Glenn found himself agreeing with the President on radio this morning… kind of.
“I wrote some notes yesterday, while listening to some church talks. I don't know who was even speaking, and I don't know what I actually heard,” Glenn said. “But this is what I wrote down: Transformation is good and it is needed.”
Yes, that’s right, Glenn found himself writing that our country is indeed in need of a transformation, though its doubtful it’s the same kind of transformation the President had in mind.
“Now, I can't believe I wrote those words because we've been talking about fundamental transformation for awhile,” Glenn said. “But you know what? Fundamental transformation is what we need. We do need a fundamental transformation… But it's not the kind that we're getting.”
President Obama has become known for his apologist tendencies – in many cases telling our enemies they are justified in their disdain for America. While Glenn agreed there is plenty of evil in America’s past, he disagreed with the President’s tactics.
“There are a couple of things that our President has tried to do. He's gone around the world apologizing. He's gone around the world, gone around our country and told us how bad we are as a nation. And in some things, not the things that he talks about usually, but I've done much of the same thing. I've talked about how bad we've been in certain things,” Glenn explained. “What we did to the Native Americans; what we did to African-Americans. Horrible. The way we've behaved in the Middle East, not as our soldiers but as our government, in our lifetimes. Horrible. What we're currently doing. Horrible. And there's something to say for bringing shame and sorrow on to ourselves to see what we have done.”
“Sorrow is good when it breaks a nation and then empowers them to be better than they ever were. But when sorrow is turned into guilt and someone uses guilt to destroy, to pin down, to create more hardship and more sorrow and more anger and divisiveness, it's wrong,” Glenn said. “We do need a fundamental transformation, we do. I don't know if this generation will get there. I fear it won't. But I hope it does. We have to look for those things that are authentic, real, true, and everlasting. Will we ever really be able to connect with the things that we hold self-evident… We have to build a better man, a better person inside each of us. And when we do, people will want to be a part of that. We have to be people of decency. We have to be a people of honor, charity, and a people of big vision. A brighter tomorrow is on the horizon, should we choose it.”