This is Patriots’ Day, so designated in Massachusetts and Maine, ironic, given what these states send to Congress, including Big Cheat Warren.
Patriots’ Day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775), the opening engagement in the Revolutionary War, memorialized by Emerson’s “shot heard round the world” and Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride.”
The holiday is celebrated in an era of declining patriotism.
“Should we be proud of America’s history?” respondents were asked in a 2018 YouGov poll. The Silent Generation answered 94% in the affirmative, as did 85% of Boomers. Only 65% of Millennials agreed, along with a bare majority of Gen X (54%).
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Little wonder, as the left tightens its stranglehold on the culture. Public education and academia are indoctrination cells. The news media equates patriotism with white nationalism. Hollywood has gone from “Sergeant York” to “Born on the 4th of July” to whatever won a Best-Picture Oscar this year.
Colin Kaepernick started a trend of disrespecting the flag and those who served under it. This has seeped down to junior high sports. Many schools have dispensed with the Pledge of Allegiance, and those that have it allow junior Colins to stay seated.
The Democrats won’t let us defend our borders – which would interfere with the influx of non-Americans.
Even with borders, the idea that we can defend our sovereignty and freedoms in an age of declining patriotism is pathetically absurd.
Put the horse back in the stable, Paul. Disband the militia. Send the Minutemen home. George III has belatedly won.
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