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When I think about America, so many positive things come to mind. Most notably, the preamble to the Constitution, which says…
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
It is the “blessings of liberty” that resonate the most with me these days because I see those blessings (free speech, religious freedom, freedom from tyranny) under attack with increasing fervor. Since they work against national liberty, I see them as unamerican. There are many examples of this in the news today, here are only a few of them.
Is “China First,” unamerican? I think so.
Here is a quote from the Freedom First Network.
It wouldn’t be fair to say Nike CEO John Donahoe hates America. He just loves China a whole lot more. He declared as much during an earnings call when he told everyone “we are a brand of China and for China” while touting how big they were in the Communist nation.
“We are the largest sport brand there, and we are a brand of China and for China,” Donahoe said. “And the biggest asset we have in China is the consumer equity. Consumers feel a strong, deep connection to the NIKE, Jordan and Converse brands in China. And it’s real.”
The statement came after pressure from Beijing to walk back comments made by Nike Corporate about the Uyghur crisis. The statement was resurfaced as many nations engaged sanctions over kidnapping, torture, and murder by the government in the region.
Censorship is unamerican.
When a devout leftist like Bill Maher is complaining about Big Tech, you know its bad. Is this a red pill moment? For the record, Censorship is Unamerican. And while we are on the subject, don’t ignore YouTube’s latest censorship actions: Blocking China’s Slow-Motion Genocide in Xinjiang or, how Google is labeling some search results as unreliable.
Supporting Communism is unamerican!
So, this happened. At a Trump rally, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene called Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “the little Commuinst from New York City.” The crowd retorted “lock her up!” Cortez was outraged by the display and tweeted that she was taller than Greene but did not refute the Commie accusation. (FYI, Communism is an ideology of complete government control that rejects individual liberty and has resulted in 100 million deaths worldwide.) Maybe AOC was not offended when she was called a communist? As an American citizen, she should have been. See below.
Targeting Christians is unamerican!
Now this story from the ChurchLeaders blog is interesting to me for a couple of reasons. But first, let me quote what they recently posted.
Christians Engaged, a self-described “educational, Christian and nonpartisan” group based in Texas, is appealing after the Internal Revenue Service denied its request for tax-exempt status.
In a letter last month, Stephen Martin, director of exempt organizations, informed Christians Engaged it is disqualified from nonprofit status because it operates “for the private interests” of the Republican party and its “bible teachings are typically affiliated with” that party. The group, meanwhile, says it merely encourages Christians to get involved with the political process, and it accuses the IRS of “engaging in both viewpoint discrimination and religious discrimination.”
Okay, for one, discriminating against a religious group is unamerican because Americans have a right to religious freedom. To quote the Federal Register…
To avoid the very sort of religious persecution and intolerance that led to the founding of the United States, the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution protects against government actions that target religious conduct.
And, for two, there are Christian Democrats! How offensive is it to Democrats that there political party is not associated with the morality of Christianity? At least, in the eyes of the current administration? Wow.
Forfeiture of due process is unamerican.
Earlier this month, I discussed how the Biden Administration proclaimed white supremacy as the biggest threat to America. The actual data proves the danger is minimal in comparison to say… CHINA! Regardless, the Biden administration is looking for white supremacists / domestic terrorists where it can. And they are ignoring the rights of American citizens in the process. Case in point, consider this quote from Conservative Brief.
His life was torn apart after a neighbor reported him for attending the rally in Washington DC on Jan. 6. Innocent of the accusation that he participated in the riot, Bolanos was blocks away from the action at the JW Marriott hotel when hundreds of people amassed inside the Capitol building.
Regardless of his innocence, Bolanos was nonetheless raided in February by the FBI’s counter-terrorism task force. He was reportedly handcuffed and did perp walk in his neighborhood and detained for three hours while his apartment was flipped inside-out and all his electronic devices confiscated. Months later, Bolanos has yet to face a criminal charge, but he has not had his property returned, and now his neighbors have turned on him.
“It’s destroyed my reputation,” he told the New York Post. “I’m not a violent invader … I do not condone the criminality and violence on [Jan. 6] whatsoever.”
This is scary. This is tyranny. This is not American.
Yet, its happening in America.
Dissing America feels unamerican
Freedom of speech allows for speech we don’t agree with. So, while I defend someone’s right to protest and express their opinion, I cannot resist pointing out the hypocrisy on display.
If Gwen Berry cannot support the country who is sponsoring her and has such a negative reaction to the national anthem being played then, why is she playing for the USA? Moreover, why is she not booted from the team so she can pursue her activist career? My thinking is that two things are in play.
- There was a fear of media backlash if Berry was relieved of her position. Patriotism comes second to leftist activism in the mainstream media these days. Berry likely knew this. As a result, she recognized her freedom to disrespect America without any real negative consequences. Plus, she was probably triggered as she stated.
- Gwen Berry was auditioning for a Nike sponsorship. Okay, that’s a bit snarky but you have to admit, its worked out well for Colin Kapernick But for NIKE, not so much. (Owch!) Its like I’ve always said, and many other, go woke and go broke. Hmm.. If that protest was all about Nike, good luck with that.