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Majority Of American’s Are Proud Of Our Country; The Socialist Left Seeks To Undermine Their Resolve By Bad-Mouthing Our History

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WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 6 — I am proud to be an American; are you?  If so, align yourself against the growing treachery of the progressive left. Align yourself with our Founding Fathers, who taught us to play fair and accept the rights empowered by the Constitution. And steer yourself clear of the lies of socialism.  It’s a doctrine that has failed everywhere it’s been tried.

We’ve had good times and bad times, but we, as a nation, have always opted for the freedoms granted to us by the Constitution.  As a result, we have prospered.  It’s been 245 years since our forefathers wrested our independence from Great Britain, the most powerful nation on earth at the time — a nation that had gained its own autonomy from Roman rule some 1,600 years ago.  It’s taken just two and a half centuries for us to turn those 13 original colonies into what we are today — a nation of powerful innovators that allows its citizens to use their freedoms to prosper.    

The result is a show of pride among our citizenry; the polls have been consistent through the years that a great majority of us are, indeed, proud to be Americans and that a very few of us are ashamed.  As the pollsters at Rasmussen put it:  “Eighty percent (80%) of Republicans and 60% of those not affiliated with either major party now say America’s history is something to be proud of.  However, only 45% of Democrats agree, while 34% of Democrats say Americans should be ashamed of their nation’s history.  Only 11% of Republicans and 18% of unaffiliated believe Americans should be ashamed of U.S. history.”

The world view of the U.S. is awesome when it comes to the numbers of people in all parts of the world who say they would move to America if they could.  According to Gallup, 158 millions of them say the U.S. is their destination of choice if they were able to emigrate.  In other words, there are plenty of people from around the world who would gladly trade places with the progressive leftists who seemingly hate it here, people such as the dishonored former governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, who not long ago showed his hatred for our nation when he uttered his shameful assessment that “America was never that great.”

The Wall Street Journal traced the origins of the leftist movement to the 1960s, which used slavery as a means of telling the world that America is not as kind and nurturing a domicile as one might think.  An article a few years back in the journal showed why and how the progressive movement got its start.  Shelby Steele, a Senior Fellow at Stamford University’s Hoover Institution, who wrote the article, described it as: “a formula for power: The greater the menace to the nation’s moral legitimacy, the more power redounded to the left.”  But in conclusion, Steele noted that: “For the American left today, the indulgence in hate is a death rattle.”

The Archbridge Institute describes itself as a non-partisan, independent public policy think tank.  Dr. Clay Routledge is a senior research fellow who authored a white paper last December on the subject of The Current State of American Pride based on broad survey data and commentary.  His findings were heartening.

Participants in the study involved more than 500 individuals, 27% of whom were classified as conservatives, 45% of whom were moderates, and 28% who were liberals.  The vast majority reported that they were proud to be an American — 85% of women and 90% of men.  Eighty-one percent of African Americans, 88 percent of Asian Americans, 84% of Latinos, and 90% of white respondents all agreed that they were proud of our nation.  So did “94% of Muslims 73% of Jews, 91% of Christians, 73% of atheists, and 84% of people who indicated some other religion.”

No matter their level of education, some 85% to 95% of Americans ranging from high school graduates to those with doctorate degrees agreed.  Incomes did not influence responses; 82% to 92% of folks who earned less than $20,000 a year to those making more than $100,000 were proud, as well.  

Respondents chimed in with explanations of why they feel about America with comments that were eye-opening.  Those who said they were proud Americans remarked with statements such as “because it is a privilege” and because “this country lets a person be free.  You can achieve the American dream.”  One proud American said, “I have traveled extensively and know that America is the best country to live in. We have more rights than a lot of other countries and the ability to do whatever we want in life.”  Another said, “I am proud to be an American because even though our country is far from perfect, I believe the majority of people are good and want good things for our country and we can move forward and be an even better country.”

Dr. Clay Routledge concluded his report by saying, “most Americans, regardless of race, income, or education believe they have either already achieved the American Dream or are on their way to achieving it … We propose that being proud to be American reflects both a positive and hopeful state of being and is thus likely to be associated with psychological flourishing.”


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Dagney Galt
2 months ago

Those that hate America need to leave. TODAY isn’t too soon. Go to the Socialist nightmare of your personal choice. We will NOT allow our America to be made in your ugly image(s). We can clean house nice, or not so nice. You choose. Bye!

Marie Langley
2 months ago

I was born and raised here in America and I think this is the best country on this planet or it used to be until it got invaded by Communists. I am 70 and have seen all the changes since my childhood. It is frightening. I wish we could go back in time to prevent this!!!!! This is not the country I used to know. :-(

Karen
2 months ago

I’ve been in this country for a LONG time. I love it and will fight for it! I refuse to accept anything or anybody who is against this wonderful country. They can all go to hell. And, I believe they probably will. Goodbye commie Dems.

johnh
2 months ago

I am proud of Ameria & our history.This country has been good to people of manyl different personalities. Why divide and conquer what we have.

Eduardo
2 months ago

From my 39 years experience living in America I have learned to love it. Lately I would compare it with a big ship full of good people and a few infiltrated enemies who want it sunk. Since they have the same rights as the good majority, they have access to the haul to break it open. Doesn’t matter how many good people are in the ship, we will all sink together.

Eduardo
2 months ago
Reply to  Eduardo

That is if we let them….

Becky
2 months ago

45% of Leftist loons disagree that America is good. Let’s start trading them out of here with those who want in and come legally.
Deport all their leeches with them.

bruce c wickstrom
2 months ago
Reply to  Becky

I am still very proud of my country, but not the clowns on both sides Rinos and Dems that were elected. We need to retake America and discard these nincompoops. I am proud to have served my country, but not of the way it has been taken over. RVN 68-69

Eduardo
2 months ago

It’s a make believe that there are two parties. It’s one party with 2 names.
There should be a GOOD conservative third party and then we would know how we fair.

johnh
2 months ago

Wow, Biden really comes unglued at press when asked tough questions — such as giving reparation money to kids separated at Border & does not have a clue why price of gasoline is so high at pump. He has a short fuse to press sort of like Trump had at times.

Eduardo
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Trump for a good reason, Bidet for all the wrong reasons. Trump is not a professional politician therefore he’s not trained in the art of demagogy.

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  Eduardo

Yes, but as POTUS that person should be able to control their temper & not abuse other people in public. They need to forgive and walk away.

Sara J Grosso
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

FORGIVE AND WALK AWAY????? AND ABUSE OTHER PEOPLE???? Could YOU have taken 4 freaking years of continuous barrage from democrats, rino republicans and the media and still do ALL THE GOOD THAT PRESIDENT DID???? He HAD to take a stand to the media because hardly anyone was backing him!! And just where do you get President Trump ABUSED other people???? He was a better person than me, because I would have lost it after the first year, if that long. THEN YOU would have seen abuse.

JJ Johnson-Smith
2 months ago

I have always been proud of being an American, and always WILL be. I thank God every day that He allowed me to be born here. Those who are NOT proud, who are ungrateful, truly need to move to another country where they think they will be happier. They will not be missed.

Joe
2 months ago

Democrats we’re the party of slavery, Jim Crow laws, the “great” society (government dependency and now modern socialism and CRT. Of course they should be ashamed of themselves.

D.P.
2 months ago

Looking at the numbers, does it surprise anyone to see that fewer democrats look upon this nation with pride and respect? They are the party that is the breeding ground for the likes of the socialist movement….with no consideration for the Constitution as a core aspect of this nation’s place in the world over time. If they are outnumbered, how do they succeed? That’s the question to ponder.

Becky
2 months ago
Reply to  D.P.

They’ve answered that since the 60s: with force.

BAE
2 months ago

Can we please take part of the trillions the Dems want to take away from the tax payers, and put it toward one way tickets for the LEFT to go to another country and stay there. They HATE it here, so they should leave and go there.

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  BAE

Your way is too good. How about a flight with little fuel say 300-400 miles over the middle of an ocean with a robotic pilot, no parachutes or life rafts or life preservers, etc. Let them have a nice day in the sea.

Eduardo
2 months ago
Reply to  BAE

Another planet

Sara J Grosso
2 months ago
Reply to  BAE

They would never leave. They make too much money off the backs of “We The People”. And they are LOVING all the power they have now.

Russell
2 months ago

I have an ideal I call trade your citizenship I’m sure there are people say in Canada that would love to move to the U.S. and enjoy our Constitutional Republic. These people and I’m sure there are others who live in Socialist countries would being willing to trade their home, job and citizenship with someone here. ONE catch once you leave the U.S. you can never come back.

anna hubert
2 months ago

It is as fashionable to be antI american now as it was to be pro bolshevik in the thirties many in Hollywood and intelectuals were exitedly discussing it while sipping champagne it is the same scenario now.

Linda E
2 months ago

Wonderful article. What I have to say to those (Americans & non-Americans) that don’t like our country/freedoms/Constitution – MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY – WE DON’T NEED YOU HERE!

Susabella
2 months ago

If America wanted socialism they would have elected Bernie.

R.J. from Arizona
2 months ago

I want to thank the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia for standing up and dumping the disaster from the democrat party. I believe Virginia opened the window and allowed fresh air into the country. People are waking up, finally, and putting the socialists on the trash pile where they belong.

jocko
2 months ago

I FIND THAT MOST CITIZENS HAVE GIVEN UP ON OUR PONCE GREAT COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE CANCEROUS, ANTI-AMERICAN, LYING, CHEATING, libs. ONLY ONE WAY TO STOP them AND IT’S NOT THROUGH ELECTIONS

papayec
2 months ago
Reply to  jocko

Not “libs”, but Communist “Democratic” Party members. There are no libs left in that party of slavery.

J. Farley
2 months ago

It would be nice to have a test of those on the left that speak of America as a terrible country, the test would be to strip the America haters of their citizenship and we will pay them the cost of leaving, and going to another country of their choice, of where they won’t to go, up to $10,000 and if they go and won’t to come back, they have to apply for and take a citizenship test, pay back,$100,000 and can’t vote for 5 years if they return, it would be worth it to not have to lesson to their whining and trashing America every day.
It’s the greatest country on earth, love it or leave it, and here’s the old middle member to wave goodbye.

DELANCY ROBERT F Sr
2 months ago

I am a veteran and two of my children retired from the military. I love our country but I’m totally disgusted with with our government. I’m also tired of all the tough talk about we need to get rid of them. Enough talk!!! Let’s finally do something about it!!! Whatever needs to be done let’s get it done!!!

Mary
2 months ago

Thank you Sir for your patriotic duty and your children as well. My husband was in the military also. We love this great country, but agree completely when you mentioned “the government.” As of right now, we have no government of the people, by the people or for the people. It is a sham and until we can finally kick this administration and everyone affiliated with it now and in the future to the curb, we will ALL be fighting for a very very long time.

Sara J Grosso
2 months ago

Our family thanks you for all you and your children did for us and our country. And we agree. Let’s quit talking and stand up to these moronic socialist democrats and elites. I think it is starting, when you look at what happened with the governor in Virginia. People ARE getting fed up.

Paul W
2 months ago

Without fear and chaos, hatred and division, socialists can never get a foothold. The communists in DC…and around the world…are fully aware of that. That’s why everything that they do is centered on fostering those conditions. I’m fairly optimistic that most Americans have awoken to the leftists’ scheme. To h3ll with this regimes’ communists and to h3ll with the rest of the u.n. led, globalist totalitarians.

LET’S GO BRANDON

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul W

What does this mean?

Sara J Grosso
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

At the Nascar races awhile back, the people were chanting “F++k You Biden”. The NBC commentator said on air that the people were chanting “Lets go Brandon” SOOO it is considered a very nice way now by most to say “Eff You Biden” without offending some. SO….. Let’s Go Brandon!

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