Trump’s ‘America First’ Politics is Conceding Global Leadership to China

by Tony Wyman With the mass shootings that left dozens of Texans and Ohioans dead during the first days of August, it isn’t a wonder that most missed two vital international news stories that demonstrated just how far down American global influence has fallen since Donald Trump became president in 2017. The two stories involved vital American allies choosing to establish treaties with other nations excluding America to preserve security in their regions. The first was Australia, without American involvement, setting up a military training unit, called the Pacific Support…

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How America Chose Christian Nationalism Over Traditional Patriotism

by Jennifer Keller-Puebla   America has finished celebrating it’s 243rd “birthday” and as a nation we have seldom been more divided. Beyond just politics, Nationalism has been growing at an alarming rate dividing people within parties, within churches, and within families. Many would tell you they just love their country, that they are “patriotic”, but patriotism is very different from nationalism. The word Nationalism is relatively new to America, appearing first in the later 1800’s, and is almost exclusively connected to politics. Patriotism is much older and refers more generally to…

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May Day! May Day! Get Your Loyalty Token! President Trump Declares “Loyalty” Day

by Oletta Branstiter On April 28, President Trump declared a new national observance. In a proclamation released by the White House on Friday, the President, celebrating his first 100 days in the highest office of the land, announced that, in order to express our country’s loyalty to “individual liberties, to limited government, and to the inherent dignity of every human being,” May 1 will be known as ‘Loyalty Day.‘ In observation of Loyalty Day, President Trump encouraged schools and other public places to celebrate by displaying the United States flag and reciting…

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