As I look around at today’s America I see less and less of the America that I grew up in. I hear less and less of the language spoken by Americans than I did when I was growing up. The other day I was attending a convention where they opened their event asking all of the crowd to stand for the Star Spangled Banner as their guest singer sang. Like many times in which I, and many of you, when it came to the part “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air… O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”, it seemed surreal and choreographed. The singer did his best to hit the parts and the crowd cheered on cue. How many of those people truly believed those words. Even those in the crowd who like myself were born up through the 1960s, still have a sincere reverence for those words, today truly believe in them, and live them? How likely is it that 5% of the crowd of the couple of thousand there had read the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence that recognizes our unalienable rights of freedom and for which so many brave men and women have paid the ultimate price in defense of those freedoms? Where is the evidence apparent?
It is said that the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world God didn’t exist. I say that a close second is to convince Americans that America is not nor has ever been exceptionally great.
When was the last time you heard a U.S politician aggressively, demonstratively, and unapologetically defend Americanism, American culture and traditions, and exemplified it in his or her action that was unmistakable and undeniable? I’ll wait.
Culturally, Americanism has been placed in the category of a four-letter word not to be spoken openly in public. An unapologetic American or someone who believes strongly in traditional American culture, religious tenets, and history is on the path of the vinyl record – to be brought out only in reminiscential or on special occasions. Many schools, places of work, subdivisions, and communities have forbidden the showing of Ol’ Glory for it may offend someone. Mercurynews.com reported that the 9th Circuit upheld a ruling that the Morgan Hill Unified School District in California could ban students from wearing American-flag shirts – as to not possibly offend people of Mexican descent during Cinco de Mayo. Many government schools no longer allow for the recognization of traditional American holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, nor the expression of traditional Judeo-Christian tenets, such as reverence to marriage between one man and one woman. Let’s take the most disturbing attack on traditional American-Christian identity that is taking place at Yale University where thefederalist.com reports that “Yale has found a roundabout way to blacklist legal and nonprofit organizations that don’t adhere to Yale’s understanding of gender identity”. Yale’s stunning decision to kneel on bended knee with mouth widely agape for the service of radical leftist secularist flys in direct contradiction to its very founding. You may be surprised that Yale was founded by Congregationalist ministers unhappy with growing liberalism. Yale’s name, according to Chrsitianity.com comes from “To plant and under ye Divine blessing to propagate in this Wilderness, the blessed Reformed, Protestant Religion, in ye purity of its Order and Worship.” In fact, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton were founded by Christian ministers, followers of Christianity. Let that marinate in your head for a tic.
The southern borders are being inexplicably suddenly overrun by 3rd World nations from Central American nations who are allowed to enter without going through the legal process and the federal government seems to be paralyzed to truly do anything to stop it. It’s not that the government does not already make it a federal crime to give aid and harbor people who enters the country illegally as stated by The Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii), “Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . .. fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.” The absurd position of those who seek to enable this frontal assault to our nation wants to rap it in fairness – to allow those who are “less fortunate” to have a better life at the expense of legal citizens. But imagine if you were standing in a busy line to board a plane to the most popular destination. And all of the sudden a group of people comes out of nowhere to jump the line, are allowed to get their boarding docs right there at the counter, and are allowed to board, leaving you to have to get on another flight at your own expense. Would it be any matter other than a question of fairness and an even application of the law and right and wrong?
To put a very sad cherry on the top of this very alarming situation, greenvilleonline.com recently reported that a survey of “41,000 Americans found that only four in 10 Americans were able to pass the U.S. citizenship exam and demonstrate a basic understanding of U.S. history.” Even more disturbing, the report stated, “only 27 percent of those under the age of 45 nationally were able to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history.”
Even the most casual observer recognizes that this nation cannot sustain uncontrollable borders, a domestic population with a severe lack of reverence for the nation’s traditional Christian founding, and a people who are critically absent the basic knowledge that has made this nation exceptional and great. Americans need to wake up, like yesterday, to what is happening to this nation if they truly believe that the world is better for the existence of America, as it was founded, and want their posterity to benefit in the same manner from the prosperity brought about from the freedoms and liberties that are recognized in the nation’s founding documents that we have. We need to ignore the empty accusations of being anti-diversity, or anti-immigrant, or racist, or any other arrow that leftist want to throw at us from their quiver. We need to recapture reverence and understanding of who we are and fervently reject the false identity that is attempted to be applied to us and our nation. We can either hold close to our bosom the America that we know and love. Or be content with one day, in the not too distant future, waking up to an America that is a complete stranger.