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Dumping on U.S. Again

Gary Bauer · Aug. 11, 2018

The dog days of summer are here, and we’re getting daily reminders of the growing hostility to our shared symbols of American patriotism.

This week an Atlanta charter school announced plans to dump the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning agenda. Predictably, the school said the change was being made in the name of “inclusiveness.” That’s nuts.

Perhaps the elites running the school temporarily forgot what state they’re in. There was tremendous backlash from the patriotic citizens of Georgia.

The school surrendered and announced it was reinstating the Pledge. It blamed “miscommunication” for the initial ditching of the Pledge. But let’s be honest about the true cause — which is the Left’s growing efforts to tear down the symbols of America’s heritage.

We see it in the demands to topple memorials to America’s heroes and Founding Fathers. We see it in the continuing protests against the American flag and national anthem. At NFL preseason games Thursday night, several players kneeled or raised clenched fists during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

These are all symptoms of a leftist ideology that says that America is an evil country.

Until recently, Americans saw their country as a “shining city on a hill,” a beacon of light and hope and an example for the world to follow. Now, a growing share of the population seems to see America as a garbage dump that we all ought to be ashamed of and constantly be apologizing for. Well, I am still proud of our country and I know you are too.

I have a question for all the America-haters: If America is such an unwelcoming place, why is half the world trying to get in?

And here’s another question: If this is such a terrible country to live in, why don’t more of these America-hating leftists simply leave? I am willing to raise the funds to pay for a one-way ticket to whatever socialist “paradise” they want to live in.

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