Oh! The Left isn’t anti-American? How could anyone look at the actions, leadership, ideological expressions, methodology, all that has come to look like an almost pathological opposition to the ‘Right’, how could anyone look at all this with real objectivity, and with an eye toward the ultimate goal of their political agenda, and come to believe otherwise? My guess is that the habitual denial of truth is what ultimately leads to this irrational thought process.
To defend this thesis I offer the the following examples and the truths they deny.
- The effort by the Left to delay and obstruct the acceptance of the legitimacy of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. This began the night of the election and has continued through efforts to get rid of the electoral college, recounts of votes, unfounded claims of foreign interference and hacking, violent protests, and Congressional foot dragging. All in an effort to deny the truth that we have a duly elected President who has the right and obligation to form a cabinet of advisors and begin to accomplish all the promises he made to get him elected. And the truth that ALL elected officials are there to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not entrench their party in political power at the expense of all those who might disagree with their political ideology.
- The visible disdain shown to the duly elected President and by extension all those who elected him by refusing to stand when he entered the House chamber to address the Joint assembly of Congress. The truth they deny is that it is the office that deserves such respect because the man occupying it represents ALL Americans, both those who voted for him and those who did NOT! Denying that truth says that they do not recognize that responsibility of the person occupying that office, NOR their responsibility to aid in responsibly carrying out their oath of office in doing all they can to uphold and defend the Constitution both in cooperating with him as called for and opposing him as necessary!
- The complete dismissal of the rule of law when one of their own is obviously engaging in illegal activity i.e. HRC using a private server to conduct government as well as personal communications, sharing classified information with others not cleared to view it, accepting campaign funds from foreign contributors when others have been tried and convicted for lesser infractions of the same types. The truth of the American Republic is that NO one is deemed to be above the law most especially those who are in a position to betray the public trust.
These truths they deny as well as many more I have not mentioned help define Americanism. They are the structural bones of the ideology that is Americanism. So I leave it to the reader to decide whether or not the Left’s anti-Americanism is evident.