“We’re different, but where we’re very similar is that he’s very dogged in making sure that every day, the promises that President Trump has made are the promises that we’re working on.” –Reince Priebus on his colleague, Steve Bannon. American patriotism is fundamentally unifying and inclusive. America’s Founding Fathers recognized the importance of faith, belief, and ideology above the divisive wedge issues of their day. Men with often-disparate beliefs came together to craft the documents that laid the foundation for the United States. In doing so, they recognized that the God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...Read More
Author: Cristina Jimenez
When you agree to be First Lady of the United States, you also agree to become a public commodity, understanding that your entire existence will be largely interpreted through the media lens for the next four to eight years of your life. It is well known that our current FLOTUS, Melania Trump, has been criticized for everything from whom she married, to the style of her hair and even her Eastern European accent (looking at you, tolerant left). She has not only been a hot target of bullying from the public, but from the media as well. One form,...Read More
Lady Gaga’s halftime performance during Super Bowl 51 is evidence of the unifying power of patriotism. Despite pregame speculation that Gaga could utilize her platform to promote a political agenda, she delivered a largely nonpartisan show that satisfied and entertained a diverse group of people across the political spectrum. Perhaps Gaga’s decision to employ patriotism and inclusiveness rather than a divisive rhetoric was influenced by Beyoncé’s performance at last year’s Super Bowl that essentially alienated a considerable portion of her audience. Patriotism is inherently unifying. But anti-patriotism seeks to divide by race, class, gender and other arbitrary distinctions. Patriotism brings people to...Read More
As conservatives around the nation rejoice the Supreme Court appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch, it is imperative that we not forget this simple truth: President Trump’s choice of a principled Constitutionalist judge for SCOTUS would have been a pipe dream had it not been for his supporters (and detractors) pushing him toward victory. I’ve learned many things during this election cycle, but one of the more important lessons is that when it comes to voting in leadership, you should always think about the bigger picture. Throughout his run for the Presidency, Donald Trump maintained a relatively centrist campaign that...Read More
He who controls the language controls the masses. – Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals It is true that we now have a Republican majority government. Technically, we won. But as evidenced by the negative visceral reactions echoed across the social and mainstream media spectrum, the battle for the culture still rages. Now, more than ever, we have to understand how progressives have made gains in the culture war. The Left’s Verbal Offensive Leftists understand the power of language—so much so that they have used it to successfully influence our culture. Words are their weapon, and they wield them like a...Read More
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