• Disturbing: Too Many Americans Hold an ‘America The Despised’ Attitude

    Surge Summary: Troublingly high rates of Americans – especially among young people and Democrats – believe other countries are “better than the United States”. What does this spell for the future of the nation?

    President Ronald Reagan prophetically warned that we’re only a generation away from losing our freedom; that freedom isn’t inherited but must be fought for, defended and taught to our children.

    Well, if a recent poll is any indication, we’re clearly failing to pass on our values to the next generation, and at great risk of losing the freedom we have taken for granted.

    According to the Pew Research Center, 21% of Americans believe other countries are “better than the United States.”  (I’m seriously tempted to start a GoFundMe page for one-way tickets for these ingrates.)

    But here’s the truly disturbing part of the poll:  Among those between the ages of 18 and 29, the figure jumps to 36%.  And among self-identified young Democrats, it’s nearly half – 47%.

    It’s no coincidence that this same generation increasingly embraces socialism and various forms of authoritarianism too.

    What is striking to me is that you can’t blame this on just “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” While it may be an easy explanation, it doesn’t explain why the percentage of all Democrats believing other countries are better than the United States more than doubled from eight percent in 2011 to 18% in 2015.

    I can only assume that it is the result of eight years of a president who constantly apologized for America, and an increasingly radicalized educational establishment that is indoctrinating our children with anti-American history.

    Again, my friends, we are locked in a battle for the heart and soul of our country.  This is no longer a dispute between two parties that broadly share the same goals but merely disagree on certain issues.  This is about diametrically opposed worldviews, including the very meaning of America itself.

    If this moral rot is not arrested and reversed in short order, future generations may not be singing about “America The Beautiful,” but about “America The Despised.”

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Public domain; Adapted from: Photo By: Airman st Class Mariah HaddenhamReleased; https://www.jba.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000915400/mediaid/1126510/

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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