America is the greatest nation on earth.
Such a statement wasn’t controversial that many years ago.
But these are different days. The left has abandoned a fundamental premise that America’s greatness can bring us together. Instead, in an effort to insult and degrade any words that could be associated with Donald Trump, the president’s detractors now proudly wear the badge of deniers of American greatness.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated last year that America was “never that great.”
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg claimed that America “was never as great as advertised.”
Eric Holder, former President Barack Obama’s Attorney General, questioned the notion of American greatness when he rhetorically asked, “Exactly when did you think America was great?”
“It takes us back to what I think, an American past that never in fact really existed. This notion of greatness,” Holder continued.
Obama-era AG Eric Holder blasts America: “Exactly when did you think America was great?”
“It takes us back to what I think, an American past that never in fact really existed. This notion of greatness” pic.twitter.com/vPA9rq5rlt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 28, 2019
So it is that on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, a day to reflect on American ingenuity, creativity and courage, The New York Times tweeted an article with the caption, “America may have put the first man on the moon, but the Soviet Union sent the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into orbit — all years before the U.S. would follow suit.”
It’s almost as if the left and its favorite rag, The New York Times, doesn’t want people to celebrate the greatness and goodness of America.
I know your kid isn’t perfect, but I don’t show up at his birthday party and talk about how he pulled little Suzie’s hair. That would make me a jerk and deserving of a punch in the mouth.
Yet that’s exactly what patriots across the country are feeling when they see America insulted, maligned, undercut, “fundamentally transformed,” shamed and apologized for.
Few understand the greatness of America better than Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
The Texas lawmaker took notice of The Times’ tweet and responded perfectly.
“Why is it that every time something has the potential to bring us together — in this case the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 — leftists media outlets do their best to undermine the notion that Americans should be proud of their country?” Crenshaw asked.
Why is it that every time something has the potential to bring us together – in this case the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – leftists media outlets do their best to undermine the notion that Americans should be proud of their country?https://t.co/MWATdUwlXe
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) July 18, 2019
This is leadership at its core. Crenshaw acknowledged the Apollo anniversary is a time, an event, that can bring us together. But the Gray Lady takes the opportunity to throw a shadow on an epic win for our nation.
If you think Crenshaw’s message was well-received by America-loving patriots, you would be right. In barely over an hour, his tweet had been liked nearly 10,000 times.
When the left’s strategy to get attention is to downplay the greatness of the country, one has to wonder what their hopes are for our future.
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