“Keep America American” may not be a very catchy slogan, but who can condemn the goal of seeking to preserve the great American culture? Chris Matthews can and did when he characterized the Mitt Romney slogan as calling for a return of the days of the Ku Klux Klan. Apparently, Matthews’ opinion of his country is the same as that of a certain Reverend from a certain Black Liberation Theology church in Chicago. There once was a time when Democrats and Republicans alike were equally and unabashedly proud of their country and clearly pro-American. Sadly, this is no longer the case.
Michelle Obama said she was never proud to be an American until her husband won the nomination of the Democratic Party and promised to transform America into something it never was. There once was a time when this alone would have doomed his candidacy. Sadly, this is no longer the case.
On September 11, 2001 the United States was viciously attacked by an external enemy. Like Pearl; Harbor, it came as a surprise and killed approximately the same number of people. Like Pearl Harbor, the nation came together, united around a common foe. But it was different this time. Some first responders refused to ride in fire trucks that displayed the American flag. Some apartment dwellers brought action against their neighbors for hanging the flag from their windows. A high school student proudly turned her back on the flag and remained silent as the rest of her class recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
There was a time when a proliferation of such anti-American incidents would not have followed an event like 911. Sadly, this is no longer the case.
These attitudes are rare among Republicans. They seem to come almost entirely from the Democratic side. Where are the good old Democrats who loved their land and wanted to improve it, not transform it? Where are you? The radicals have stolen your party. Stand up and take it back. Your country needs you.