Over the past two weeks there have been protests and violence in St. Louis, demonstrations reported by the Chicago Sun Times after the death of a black woman at a local hotel,1 Republicans getting the word out on tax reform, and Nancy Pelosi being shouted down by pro-DACA agitators in San Francisco. What do these things have in common?
American Ideals and Values
Contemporary American ideals and values are decided by politics. What happens in Washington and in state legislatures can support, undermine, or destroy our fundamental beliefs about what is good and worth protecting.
Obama to Trump: ideals and values under fire
The transition from Obama to Trump stirred up unprecedented anger and even violence after a surprise Democratic election loss. Why? Because everything the nation was told to value suddenly swung to the right.
What is this category about?
The American ideals and values category includes posts on our nation’s place in the world, religious freedom, equality and rights, the war between political ideologies, and what it means to be American.
Do we elect our president and representatives in Congress so they can dictate what we believe, or is their job to do as little as possible, keep things running, and let the people decide what ideals and values we should cherish?
The destruction of two Trump Business Advisory Councils* because members took offense after Charlottesville isn’t much of a tragedy. Corporate America is more than a little guilty of hypocrisy when it beats us over the head with its dedication to diversity, fairness, and tolerance. You usually don’t have to go out of your way to convince people what you really are.
Do you still have a right to celebrate July 4th? The nation is up in arms because many of us are going along for the left’s angry ride instead of questioning what we are told we have to believe to be good Americans. When we do that we give up our freedom.
Democratic propaganda vendors are hard at work.
For more than two centuries we have called ourselves the Land of the Free. America the free is something new. It’s not about freedom. Instead, this is about being free of the things others sacrifice and even die for. America the free is a slur on the memory of those we honor on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day collides with Trump Budget
This year Memorial Day is on a collision course with the release of the Trump budget.
Who could have guessed that homophobia is funny and acceptable when the target is the president of the United States?
By now you’ve heard what Stephen Colbert said about President Trump. Imagine the president making a similar joke about Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, or another public figure. The cries to impeach from insanely PC Democrats would run him out of Washington.