Never be ashamed to be an American

Someone commented on Instapundit, referring to the recently-passed 5,593-page COVID-19 stimulus bill:  “I’m ashamed to be an American. A piece of crap created and voted on by crap.”

The bill is a travesty, yes, but the commenter’s rant is incorrectly phrased.

It should be, “I am not ashamed to be an American. I am, however, ashamed that people claiming to be Americans and to be representing the will of the American people, created and passed this crap bill; and further ashamed that I and about a million of my fellow Americans are not storming the Capitol at this moment to hang every last one of our ‘representatives’ from convenient, nearby lampposts.”

The first rule of America Club is, you don’t ever say you’re ashamed to be a member of America Club.