Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Fourth of July is America’s greatest national holiday—but it may become a mere footnote on the calendar.
America was founded on Judeo-Christian values, but today many of us hesitate to voice such values lest this or that immigrant group might take offense. Consequently, we have become a ship without a compass, not knowing whence we came or where we are going.
How can a nation that once stunned the world by its superhuman achievements castrate itself into such sheepish timidity where its people now hesitate to celebrate their Judeo-Christian patriotism? The answer is fairly simple—America has turned its back on its founding values. It is an apostasy that is particularly poignant on the Fourth of July.
In fact, creating a national disaffection with traditional American patriotism is the goal of liberals who promote multiculturalism—the view that all cultures are equally relevant and respectable and that there is nothing extraordinary about Western culture. It is a clueless, naïve view of the world. Let me explain.