Thursday, May 09, 2019

Was America Ever Great?

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South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the rising star in the Democrat Party who is running for president-- has the full attention of the media and the Democrat Party.

Usually, it has to do with his Scripture quoting affirmation of his gay lifestyle, but he is expanding his story---his "narrative" as they say.

He now advocates that "America was never great as advertised."

Really? Why do tens of millions of people tell the polls year after year their dream is to come to America?

Be informed.

In a campaign stop in South Carolina, candidate Pete Buttigieg told the crowd that America was never great as advertised.

He said:
"So many of the solutions [for America] are going to come from our communities. Communities like the one where I grew up, which is an industrial mid-western city. That is exactly the kind of place that our current president targeted with a message saying that we could find greatness by just stopping the clock and turning it back. The past that he is promising to return us to was never great as advertised, especially for marginalized Americans."

Pete's not the first far Left person to tell us our country isn't great and never has been. Ironically, at least to me, is that many of those who believe that, want to be president of this "not so great country."

During the 2018 election, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also noted that America is not that great. He said:
"We're not going to make America great again, it was never that great. We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone."

Eric Holder, Obama's former Attorney General, who has considered running for president, was asking back in March, "When did Trump think America was great?"

The list goes on, with probably the Democrat's best and brightest non-fan of America, Barack Obama, who not only advocated, as president, that America was neither great nor exceptional---but spent his 8 years traveling the world as leader of this nation, apologizing for America's lack of greatness. And affirming that we are not, I repeat, "not" exceptional.

In the mind of the Left, it seems America is not only "not great", but among the worst in the world. Except for Israel.

Cheryl Chumley, who writes for the Washington Times observe this:

"Here's what the Democrats don't get: America is not simply a plot of land. America is a driving spirit, a dream of free people, an idea of what could be. Yes, the country's experienced rough times---horrible times, terrible times, grievously tough times. Yes, the country, as both people and government, has both inflicted and suffered pain.
But the dream still stands."
The offering of the best humanity has to offer still beckons.
That, Mr. Buttigieg, is what makes America great. Always has, always will. And that's a message the Democrats could stand to learn---especially the ones running to represent the exceptional America on a global platform.
If you can't get that, you have no business being in public office---no business trying to lead this nation.

If making America great again is not the goal, what is the Democrat's goal for our nation?

The most powerful woman in the US Congress, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, explained this week in New York what the Left has on their mind for America.

Here's what she told the crowd Tuesday at an event in New York City hosted by Cornell University's Institute of Politics & Global Affairs:

"We cannot accept a second term for Donald Trump. We have to make sure---this will sound political--- but we have to make sure that the Constitution wins the next election. We can't be worrying about well, how long is this going to take? Well, that will take as long as it does. And we will press the case so that in the court of public opinion people will know what is right. But we cannot accept a second term for Donald Trump if we are going to be faithful to our democracy and to the Constitution of the United States."
"And that is just the fact. So we have to operate an many fronts. We have to operate in the Congress, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion , and we must win the next election."

Pelosi pretty well defines the goal for the Left--- Simply figure out how to get rid of Trump.

When you look at their proposals---socialism, abortion, redefining marriage and human sexuality, climate, etc, you soon see why the main goal has to be exclusively to beat Trump, because the Left has no plan or policy proposal that even approaches common sense for our country.

That's all they've got.

Knowing that with the far Left secular progressive, the end always justifies the means, lying to and misleading the American people is but a self-righteous exercise in attaining the noblest cause of all:

Getting rid of Trump.

Much like Hillary's goal for America was simply, Hillary to be president.

Here's why ordinary Americans think America is great.

In 2017, following Trump's election, Barna took a national survey to discover what ordinary Americans think is so great or exceptional about America, or what should be restored to make America great or exceptional again.

I'll be talking more about this survey on the radio this morning. You may join us on the air or on your phone from anywhere in the world at 9 AM PDT. Here's how.

We'll be taking a closer look at how various groups such as evangelicals, Catholics, Boomers, Elders and Millennials responded to the survey.

Daniel Webster, said to be the greatest statesman ever to serve in our US Congress, had this to say about America's exceptionalism:

"Hold on my friends to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."

He also said this:
"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go prospering and to prosper; but we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."

Ronald Reagan, the quintessential optimist, and patriot to his core, often spoke of the exceptionalism of America.

In his election-eve address in 1980, the day before he would be elected president, Reagan described his vision of America by referring to the aims of the Puritans who settled Massachusetts in the 1600s:

I have quoted John Winthrop’s words more than once on the campaign trail this year—for I believe that Americans in 1980 are every bit as committed to that vision of a shining “city on a hill” as were those long-ago settlers….
These visitors to that city on the Potomac do not come as white or black, red or yellow; they are not Jews or Christians; conservatives or liberals; or Democrats or Republicans. They are Americans awed by what has gone before, proud of what for them is still … a shining city on a hill.

America is great because we have embraced God's principles from our founding. To the degree we remove those eternal principles, our light will be dimmed and the salt will lose its savor.

Be Informed. Be Steadfast. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.