Identity Crisis

America faces an identity crisis because of far-left Democrat leaders and organizations, imposing their views and agenda on the entire country, especially in our schools. If one listens to what kids come home and talk about after school, one doesn’t hear them learning about the basics like phonics, math, and science. It has all changed to Black Lives Matter, climate change, and socialist ideals.

With all the crises we have under the Biden/Harris Administration, we need unity and to be able to pray for our fellow man. Now, you can’t even say “fellow man” without the pronoun police attacking you for not saying fellow woman. During a prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Congressman Emanuel Cleaver ended by saying “Amen and Awoman;” it is has gotten out of hand.

In Texas, my friend’s daughter had to go before the school leadership to plead her case for students to be able to say the pledge every day as a part of their civic duty. The school told her the pledge was, offensive, exclusionary, and racist to some students. The pledge that says we are “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” This is where we are.

In California, citizens of faith were singled out and prevented from worshipping during COVID-19. There were restrictions on capacity, forced mask-wearing, and then it grew to no singing, or chanting in church, leading to many churches closing to all in person worship. If one logically thought California applied it to every establishment because of the virus, you are surprisingly wrong because strip clubs could remain open at the same time. You could go to a strip club but not church.This is America? 

One bright light is the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the state of California, under Democrat control, had to reverse their government guidelines that prevented people of faith from worshiping in church during the pandemic.

When Americans look at our current educational system, it is clear students at all levels are being indoctrinated to have a more liberal worldview based on radical opinions and progressive norms. Children are being exposed to political issues on race and gender equality when they should be focused on math proficiency and learning how to read and write at grade level.

In New York, a local TV station aired a children’s program where a drag queen named Lil Miss Hot Mess talked about what it means to be a drag queen while promoting the book, “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish.” Again, this is not a show for adults, it is a show for young children and that is the problem. When I was growing up, I watched Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Captain Kangaroo, and Reading Rainbow. I was not watching children’s shows about how a drag queen’s hips move. This is America?

The 1619 Project coupled with this radical Critical Race Theory wants Americans to believe that America’s identity is no longer rooted in us being the land of opportunity, but that land of oppression. By pushing a false narrative that America is a racist country, with racist people, and racist institutions — anyone, especially children, could develop negative feelings about whomever the progressives want us to believe are the evil oppressors, in most cases it is White people.

We can’t let radical Democrats change America’s identity just because their party is involved in their own identity crisis. Progressives in Congress and the White House are trying to change our values, mores, and American culture. Whether it is Defunding the Police, or H.R. 1’s government takeover of our local elections, or dividing our country with their radical agenda, Democrats are trying to fundamentally change our country. Because of this, we must defend our rich and diverse American culture and traditional values like American Exceptionalism.

As Americans, we must remain united and push back on any false narrative, doctrine, curriculum, or law that tries to divide us. The next generation is at stake. Our identity is in the fact that we are all Americans, one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

Paris Dennard is the National Spokesperson and Director of Black Media Affairs for the Republican National Committee (RNC). Follow him on Twitter: @PARISDENNARD.