In a new poll, only about a third of young adults say they are proud to be American. Most seem to be embarrassed or even dislike their own country. Maybe they should try living in some third world country or visit a communist nation.
According to the poll, young adults between 18 and 24 were most likely to say they were only slightly or not at all proud to be an American (35%).
The question must be asked, are we seeing the results of outcome-based education? How much do government schools factor in?
Is this important? You tell me.
The good news is 86% of senior citizens, those over 65, are most proud of their country, as well as 75% of those between 45 and 64. The bad news is young adults with anti-American attitudes are the majority in the workforce, corporations, public schools, and the big tech media conglomerate.
One exception is Owen Strachan, a professor of theology and a young adult himself who is a voice of truth among his peers, many of whom have fallen for lies. He recently pointed out the hypocrisy of young people today who enjoy the blessings and freedoms of living in America while “endlessly dumping on” the country.
“Young Christian: if you’ve been told that loving Christ and being thankful for your country can’t coexist, you’ve been misled. Loving your country is a form of neighbor-love (Matt. 22). Many American Christians know America is far from perfect and isn’t our true home – yet we love it.”
The poll was conducted just before the Fourth of July. It makes you wonder what our founders would think, especially those who lost their homes, families, or even their lives fighting for the freedoms we enjoy and take for granted.
We should also have resolve to maintain liberty and religious freedom as so many did in 1776 when they signed the Declaration of Independence.
Of the fifty-six courageous men who signed that original document in Philadelphia, many did not survive the war that followed. Five were captured by the British and tortured before they died. Nine others died in the Revolutionary War. Twelve had their homes sacked, looted, burned, or occupied by the enemy. Two lost their sons in battle. The price of freedom was high indeed for those men. But I fear that true history is no longer taught.
One consequence is the biblical Christian worldview is declining in America along with law, order, and morality. Today’s kids are more open to socialism and globalism than ever before. I believe we’re at a dangerous point in U.S. history.
We have seen the rotten fruit of over a half century of children being taught there is no God, truth changes and so can gender, and the country is systemically racist and evil.
Founder of Exodus Mandate and Chairman of PublicSchoolExit.com, Lt. Col Ray Moore insists it’s time to pull our kids out of public schools. Government weaponized education to produce change agents and activists for the left, and Moore is warning conservatives to abandon the myth of reforming public schools.
They are no longer designed to produce responsible citizens. Even with the very few examples where conservative actually controlled the school board, their reforms were undermined and, as soon as they left office, they were repealed. Moore believes:
- The notion of “locally-controlled” schools is a myth.
- There are thousands of state and federal mandates that control every aspect of education policy including sex ed, curriculum, academic standards, tenure.
- Our schools are essentially governed by thousands of leftist state and federal education bureaucrats that don’t really change regardless of what party may be in charge of the state or federal government.
Let’s not be naïve. The average age of last year’s rioters, vandals, and leftist protestor was 25. Think about that. Cities burned, historic statues were destroyed or removed, and lawlessness was encouraged. In America.
We have not only forgotten the living God that shed His grace on this nation, but we have also forgotten our true history. It makes you wonder if this was all by design. School children should also be taught the horrific truth about the dangers of communism and Marxism. Is it too late? I think so, but hope I’m wrong.
President Ronald Reagan was concerned about this in the 1980’s and said children must be taught at home and in school what America is and how special freedom is.
“If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are. I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Let’s start with some basics: more attention to American history…”
He’s right. Your move Christian parents and concerned citizens of the land of the free.