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Democrats Squeamish On July 4th

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democratsThe Fourth of July should be a holiday that unites all Americans around love for our country. But just as the Left has attempted to diminish and secularize the true meaning of Christmas, the data show they are also increasingly hostile to the spirit of patriotism that has historically defined Independence Day.

Indeed, this July 4th finds Republicans and Democrats with very different feelings about America and what it represents in the world. A recent Gallup poll finds that while 64% of Republicans are “extremely proud of their country,” only 31% of Democrats say the same. That number has dropped drastically from the 45% of Democrats who were extremely proud of their country in 2016. Gallup’s poll shows that at least 10% more Republicans than Democrats have said they are very proud to be Americans every year for the past two decades.

Another recent survey found that this Independence Day, Republicans will be “almost twice as likely to use patriotic elements like flags, streamers and balloons during the Fourth of July celebration than Democrats.”

The patriotism disparity is perhaps most stark when it comes to the topic of American history. A recent Rasmussen poll found that while 80% of Republicans think America’s history is “something to be proud of,” only 45% of Democrats concur.

Republicans are more likely than Democrats to believe that the Founding Fathers were heroes rather than villains and that statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson should not be taken down.

By wide margins, more Democrats than Republicans support athletes kneeling for the national anthem and protestors burning the flag in the streets (more than 40% of Democrats believe flag burning can be “patriotic”). Overall, Republicans are 23 percentage points more likely than Democrats to say that just looking at the American flag makes them feel patriotic, according to a poll from March of this year.

The unfortunate partisan divide over patriotism is also reflected in the White House. You just won’t see President Biden hugging the American flag, as President Trump memorably did during his years in office.

Last week, when Olympic athlete Gwen Berry turned her back on the American flag and said she was “set up” because her own national anthem was played while she was standing on the podium, the Biden White House shockingly defended Berry’s actions.

The administration has also supported its United Nations Ambassador, who declared to the world that “white supremacy and black inferiority” are “weaved” into “our founding documents and principles.” Biden’s Department of Education has also adopted rules supporting the history curriculum of the discredited New York Times’ 1619 Project, which argues that America’s true birth date is not July 4, 1776 but rather August 1619 and that “racism runs in the very DNA of this country.”

American patriotism and belief in the greatness of the American founding were not always such divisive concepts. There was a time when both Republicans and Democrats celebrated the Founding Fathers and the American flag. It was Senator Biden who once authored legislation to criminalize the burning of the American flag, arguing in 1989 that the flag was “a national symbol of unity and we need unity in this country because we are so diverse.”

Now, Biden appears no longer interested in unifying the country around the flag or the legacy of July 4, 1776. On his first day in office, Biden canceled Trump’s 1776 Commission. The Commission’s purpose was to “better enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776.”

Biden also abolished the National Garden of American Heroes, a park that would have featured statues of great Americans. In addition, Biden scrapped Trump’s executive order authorizing federal prosecution of vandals who desecrated monuments. And he canceled the July 4 fireworks show at Mount Rushmore.

These actions showcase the wide and growing chasm between Democrat and Republican views concerning whether July 4th is really worth celebrating at all.

But perhaps there is another reason Democrats are increasingly cool toward the Fourth of July. As Harvard researchers found, simply attending July 4th festivities significantly increased the chances that both children and adult attendees would identify as Republican in the future.

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Paul
2 months ago

ThevBiden/Harris Administration are for Communism.Nothing has changed.They see the USA,as a Communist Country.They want to destroy America Sovereignty and Liberty.This is an abomination to Democracy!

JOHN
2 months ago

“REMEMBER”
During The Dark Days of our Civil War…
Our Nation in Peril rallied around the words of …

“The Battle Hymn of The Republic”
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!
He is trapling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored
He have loosed the fateful lightening of his terrible swift sword!
His truth is marching on

I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I have read his righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His truth is marching on!

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish’d rows of steel (barrels and bayonets)
As ye deal with my condemners so with you my grace shall deal
Let the hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
His truth is marching on!

He has sounded from the trumpet that shall never call retreat!
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His Judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul to answer, oh be jubilant, my feet!
His truth is marching on!!!

God please save Your America… for We The People, Pray!

JOHN
2 months ago

Freedom Is NOT FREE.
I live with that fact every day in every breath I take.
I offered my Country nothing less than MY LIFE in defense of her! I witnessed brothers in arms bleed ad die when I was only 19. I had to do my duty, regardless of the fear and dread.
I did this so just so MAYBE, no other young person would never have to.
I expect NO thanks nor sympathy!
It IS my cross to bear all by myself… for MY America. I truly love people especially my fellow Americans. I am not colorblind, I AM color SENSITIVE! i SEE our People “We the People” as Americans! Nothing more… nothing Less.
I was THERE and I sometimes, I still am…. there.
I love to go to a beach and be in the sun and fresh air. People do NOT know me or what I “mean.”
I see their looks, not unlike someone covered in tattoos. I have very visible scars that are not pretty. I do not mind if someone asks what happened.
I simply tell them ..those MY reminders to myself of How Much I love this Nation and our flag!
I do not deal with honors or accolades!
I AM NOT any kind of Hero.
I require no thanks from anyone although thanks are humbly appreciated.
I AM A PATRIOT!
I WILL continue to be SO until God summons me!

JOHN
2 months ago

Joe Biden is a fool!
Actually the “Prince of Fools!” The Bodyguard of Lies. Spawn of the “EVIL ONE”.. and he and his minions are here to Destroy a God Honoring Nation. A nation founded by dedicated reverent men with principals for Liberty and Justice as a GRAND Experiment that has never been available to mankind anywhere in time!

Fran
2 months ago

This is hardly a surprise. The left has been publicly moving farther and farther away from American principles over the years, until now they are openly anti-American

JOHN
2 months ago

OBAMA bowed to our adversaries,,,,, BIDEN Surrenders!

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…
Abraham Lincoln – President of the United States at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 1863 to dedicate the Gettysburg National Cemetery…

It has been 156 years since the Great Civil War came to an end. President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address opening lines recognized the importance of our forefathers deeds of the late 18th century.
It would appear the current occupiers at the White House in Washington, DC have no interest nor any compunction to respect or convey that respect to America, in fact it is the exact opposite…
Stay strong fellow Patriots, this will NOT stand much longer, the Day of Reckoning is upon all those corrupted government politicians responsible for allowing this travesty to ever happen in America…
As President Trump so eloquently stated in Sarasota, Florida, ” without border security & fraudulent elections, we have NO country…
Stay strong, stay diligent, never back down, we are getting our country back, soon, very soon…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

JOHN
2 months ago

The NEW norm?

JOHN
2 months ago

Celebrating Our Nation’s Independence Day in Chicago it was violent! 14 DEAD and 74 more injured. A Democrat lead proletariat… the wave of the future….

JOHN
2 months ago

Is anyone surprised? It IS just one short step to removing another Historic event and honor from Our Heritage! I am old and getting more convinced that that may not be a bad thing. By the Grace of God, I have no children to be asked why or what America was.
When I came home from Vietnam with my arm in a sling, I was asked by a former girlfriend what had happened? I told her that I had been wounded in Vietnam. She just looked at me and said, “serves you right… too bad you came back!”
Maybe she was prophetic?

Fran
2 months ago
Reply to  JOHN

Thank you for your service, Sir…..I am digitally shaking your hand

John
2 months ago

Disgusting!

Rich
2 months ago

I hope that ALL patriotic Americans vote in 2022 and show these anti-Americans in Washington the door OUT! Then again in 2024. People MUST know WHAT they are voting for, not just WHO.

CaRepub
2 months ago

I would love to see Biden, Harris, and the rest of the repulsive America haters that make up a large part of the (notice I shall not use our here) government to stand in the middle of the row upon row of those stark white crosses denoting the true heroes of America’s life and liberty, and let them spew their venomous hate speech of this land. Perhaps Arlington or any of the other dedicated military burial grounds across this great country.
I’m old and getting older every day, but I am willing to take whatever measures are necessary to defend the principals I hold to be self evident. Folks, our first line of defense are the 2022 elections. We must mobilize now, immediately, to help secure the election of true Americans. Whether you can actually do physical work for the candidate of your choice or just donations. We are being overrun by activist leftwing socialist mobilizing their minions. Start talking to people you know. Make sure they share their voice and concerns and get the hell out and vote! Take them to the polls with you if that’s what it takes. Be active. Rest assured, the enemy will be. Just picture Stacy Abrams leading the charge. If that doesn’t energize you, then you deserve what she dishes……….

Kim
2 months ago

Over the past two decades, I’ve been paying close attention to the bumper stickers people put on their cars. I was a conservative in a very blue state, and spent much time on the road for work.

Here’s what I noticed: those cars with stickers reflecting Liberal, Obama, Biden, Clinton, Coexist, BLM, and other left-leaning sentiments had NO American flags. NOT ONE! That’s a clear indication of where half this country aims its loyalties—at an icon rather than at a free, united, and diverse nation.

Happy Birthday, America!

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Yes, the United States has long been a bifurcated nation in terms political beliefs. It has gotten, no pun intended, progressively worse over the last 50 years. It used to be the anti-American faction of the population was a small percentage of the over all population. Maybe 5 to 10 percent tops up until the 1960s. Then as the left first took over the colleges and universities, churning out hundreds of thousands of newly indoctrinated socialists each year, those over all population percentages began rising steadily.

Then when the Department of Education was created and staffed by every “progressive” they could bring on board, and the target expanded to include high schools and grade schools. The curriculum was slowly, but steadily altered to introduce socialist values at every opportunity. This of course greatly sped up the amount of the population that viewed socialism favorably in this country.

Today we have lost about 85 to 90 percent of two whole generations to socialist indoctrination in America. The bumper stickers you see and the elections tell the tale. There is no stigma attached to being either socialist or communist. If anything, politicians that label themselves as such get more favorable media attention.

The left no longer sees the need to hide behind terms like “progressive”. Most of the younger politicians just come right out and state they are socialists and proud of it. Our side, for a variety of reasons, has chosen to ignore all the warning signs for the last 50 years and even the overt socialist dogma coming from the left today. So yes, your observation that half the country chooses something other than honoring a free, united and diverse melting pot. Sadly at the rate we are going, saying Happy Birthday America may soon be deemed politically incorrect and racist.

Last edited 2 months ago by PaulE
Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

PaulE, you are absolutely correct. There are far too many people that simply don’t care anymore. We are spoiled and won’t realize what we have had until it is gone. The socialist/Marxism democrats are doing their job well. We all must VOTE in 2022 and beyond for the Constitution and freedom!

Patricia Kvel
2 months ago

Democrats are nothing but socialist communist. They hate America including the so called President. Who is nothing but a communist China loving money hungry man.

Charles Alvarado
2 months ago

Democrats=cowards and traitors

Jeff
2 months ago

Our glorious flag represents the perfection we all ‘should’ strive for. Judge each other by the content of our character not the color of our skin.
It doesn’t mater where we are from TOGETHER “WE” make this the greatest country on the planet.
If you don’t want to be a part of it, and work to make us AII better people, then get out of the way.

Phil Sartori
2 months ago

philip.sartoriLack of love and patriotism for our country will one day bite them in the a$$. Too many veterans and patriots sacrificed their lives so we could enjoy a free and comfortable lifestyle ????????

Mimi
2 months ago

Hey, anyone who thinks this is a terrible nation, should use their stimulus check to move to a nice communist country. I’m sure China would be glad to opress you. The only reason they get away with trashing this nation is the wonderful freedoms that our constitution guarantees them. Move to China and see how far you get burning their flag.

Bill Goulet
2 months ago
Reply to  Mimi

Mimi you are so right!

Ron
2 months ago

God the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow sounds like conservative to me. We the people In God we trust one nation under God and so on. The devil from the beginning wanted to change heaven and a third of angels fell with the devil sounds like liberal dems. God Bless America.

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