Patriotism is the love of one’s country, not a weapon to be used to beat dissenters into submission. Democrats wrote the book on patriotism. The greatest accomplishments of the past century are Democratic achievements: the recovery out of the Great Depression, the victory of WWII, great programs such as Social Security and Medicare, the fight for civil-rights, the Space Program (PS: Godspeed Discovery), the ability to balance the budget and reduce massive deficits, and always, ensuring that the backbone of this nation, the working class families of America, have a voice.
A former Dem chariman said: “The common thread of Democratic history, from Thomas Jefferson to Bill Clinton, has been an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised and the poor strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American Dream. We remember that this great land was sculpted by immigrants and slaves, their children and grandchildren."
Ironic, then, that our enemies of fear and smear have tried so hard to attack our patriotism and claim their narrow views alone define patriotism and faith. Worse yet, is the wrongful success that they have had in this attack, especially in red counties like Seminole.
The following is the first blog I ever wrote, entitled Reclaim our Victory by Reclaiming our Values. I discuss specifically the values of faith and patriotism and STRONG points of argument you can use against the GOP’s disingenious claims, and more importantly, how to fight back.
Happy Fourth of July, Everyone!