Our schools and many of our politicians today want to do away with patriotism. Even the courts seem to agree. Schools no longer start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance or singing the National Anthom, something that use to be the norm. Why?
I know of no other country on earth that provides the combination of opportunity and the lack of a "class" attitude that prevents individuals from working to accomplish great things. Many of our largest, most profitable, most generous, and most innovative companies were started by people who came from low or middle class backgrounds and who accomplished much without even completing a college degree. It was their effort and accomplishment that was rewarded.
And it was rewarded by the United States of America and its economy. No other nation state provides the opportunities for individual success that does America.
Yet there are apparently a sizable, if not a majority, of those who control education in America that deem America a "bad" entity; who take every opportunity to focus on her faults and ignore her strengths. Not satisfied with that, they work to cease teaching our children to value the good that exists in America; they often extol the belief and economic systems in other countries, arguing that America is bad because it doesn't proved equality of accomplishment and pay to every person who resides (note that citizenship is not a factor) in the country...or even visits.
These individuals and groups ignore that no other country provides the opportunities that are available to every citizen of America.
More important, they ignore that many countries and ideologies in the world seek to destroy the entity that we know as America.
If they know of another governing entity that is better, why not extol it factually, providing the basis for all citizens to evaluate their point of view. Why do they use subterfuge and flawed emotional arguments to eliminate competition in schools, rewards for excellence and diminution of accomplishment as a basis for grades...and even arguing that grades or performance is "hurtful."
These people seek only to destroy the United States as a shining example of individual achievement when given individual freedom.
Why do we allow them to hold office, positions of power, and honor them with acceptance?