Friday, August 10, 2018

Dumping On U.S. Again
 
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. They 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 pre-season games last 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
 
 
 
Join Me In D.C.
 
Join me in our nation's capital September 21st – 23rd for the 2018 Values Voter Summit!
 
Vice President Mike Pence said, "The Values Voter Summit [is] the greatest gathering of conservative pro-family Americans in the nation." And he is absolutely right!
 
That is why American Values, my non-profit public policy organization, has been a proud sponsor of the Summit every year.
 
This year's Summit features an incredible lineup of speakers, including:
 
David & Jason Benham
Dr. Bill Bennett
Gov. Matt Bevin
Brigitte Gabriel
Dr. Sebastian Gorka
Rep. Mark Meadows
Lt. Col. Oliver North
Dr. Everett Piper
Rep. Steve Scalise
And Many More!
 
There will be educational and informative breakout sessions, as well as a gala dinner honoring my good friend former Congressman Frank Wolf for his years of leadership on religious liberty issues.
 
American Values will be hosting a special luncheon Saturday, September 22nd.
 
Seats are going fast, so register today.
 
I look forward to seeing you there! 

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