When you start with false premises, when you buy into fraudulent narratives, you get what we are witnessing in our country today, and for the last 7 months. Many people on the left, especially the people running our country subscribe to false academic theories like the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory which promote the idea that the United States is inherently evil. These theories claim that America was founded on stolen land, and created to support immoral institutions like slavery and white supremacy. They argue that America’s wealth and prosperity was accumulated through theft and exploitation of people of color. They teach that white people are inherently racist, and “whiteness” is irredeemable evil. This is the belief system that guide many of our current leaders.
What is the manifestation of believing false narratives like these? If you believe that our country’s founding was evil and fraudulent, then you will refuse to honor, and will even disrespect our unifying symbols like our flag and our national anthem. If you believe our founders were evil people, then you will tear down statues and monuments of America’s historic figures and events. You will erase the true history of America.
If you believe that America’s founders were evil, then you will believe its founding and founding documents must be fraudulent, and the democracy they put in place and outlined in the Constitution must also be fraudulent. If you believe our democracy is fraudulent, then not only can you cheat in our elections, you may even be justified in doing so. Would you have cheated in the 1932 German election to prevent Hitler from coming to power? Would you submit false mail-in ballots to overthrow the Nazi regime? Of course. That is why so many people on the left vigorously and continuously characterize their political opponents as Nazis and fascist because that justifies what they are doing.
If you believe America’s founding documents are fraudulent, then you are justified in manipulating the Constitution to codify your arbitrary beliefs, like creating rights that are not written in the Constitution like abortion, and removing rights that are clearly spelled out, like the right to bear arms. You end up with a President making a statement like, “No amendment to the Constitution is absolute,” meaning he has the ability to erase a Constitutional right, like the 2nd amendment if he wants.
If you believe Presidents can take away your Constitutional Rights, then they themselves do not have to abide by the rulings of the Supreme Court which determine the constitutionality of laws and actions. In July, the Supreme Court ruled against the Biden Administrations illegal national eviction moratorium which he ignored. In August, the Supreme Court also ruled that the Biden administration must re-institute Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy regarding illegal immigrants which Biden has also ignored. If you can pick and choose which rights in the Constitution to uphold, then you can pick and choose which Supreme Court rulings you will follow.
If you believe America resides on stolen land, then it makes no sense to protect America’s borders. In the last 7 months, the Biden administration has let in over one million illegal and unvetted immigrants into this country. If you believe that this country is evil and fraudulent, it does not matter that over 100,000 of the illegal immigrants ushered into our country are Covid positive which will result in the deaths of many American citizens; it does not matter that many of the illegal immigrants are MS-13 gang members or drug dealers or human traffickers or possibly even terrorists who will eventually harm or kill Americans. That is simple evil coming into an evil country. There is a symmetry to that.
If you believe that all white people are bad, and “whiteness” is evil, then to make America less evil, you must make America less white. You must change America’s “whiteness” by bringing in as many “people of color” as possible. It does not matter that they have not been vetted. The only vetting process has been checking the color of their skin, if you’re not white, you’re good. Criminal history does not matter. Gang affiliation is irrelevant. Ties to terrorist groups or drug cartels is meaningless. If their skin color is not white, then they are automatically good, and are welcomed into this country. Our leaders believe that the spikes in Covid cases, increases in gang activity, drug dealing, violent crime, and possibly terrorism are all consequences we must endure to achieve the moral result of a less white America.
If you believe that America and Americans are inherently evil, then it only makes sense to prioritize Afghan refugees and foreign nationals over Americans, especially white Americans, when you are evacuating people out of Afghanistan. It becomes okay, and even makes sense to our leaders that we left hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan who will eventually be tortured and killed by the Taliban because they are Americans. Evil people deserve to be tortured and killed. So, those Americans who are staring down that fate in Afghanistan are simply getting their comeuppance.
When you hate your country like Joe Biden and the people in charge of America do, you always put America last. You prioritize the rest of the world over America. You work daily to destroy the country because you are working to destroy evil. But when you love America, when you believe America is the “last best hope for mankind” like Ronald Reagan did, you will put “America First” like our 45th President did. You honor its history, and the founders; you will uphold and abide by the founding documents. You do things to protect America. You protect our borders. You prioritize Americans over foreign nationals. You make decisions that strengthen our country not destroy our country. You actually act like the President of the United States.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.