Although the current political landscape is filled with negativity, sometimes American values win.
Over the past several months, Republicans have been facing a lot of unwarranted hate.
Liberals have been violently threatening their conservative opponents, which culminated in Wednesday’s shooting attack on the Republican congressional baseball practice.
Even after the awful shooting, which injured several people, some leftists used Twitter to spread more tasteless anti-Republican hate.
Fortunately, we were also able to catch a glimpse of the real American spirit, as the Democratic congressional baseball team came together in prayer on behalf of their Republican colleagues.
As reported by The Daily Wire:
In a moving display of solidarity with their fellow members of Congress, Democratic congressional baseball team members huddled together in prayer for their Republican colleagues after a gunman opened fired at the GOP team’s baseball practice early Wednesday morning.
The powerful moment was captured and tweeted out by Democratic Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen:
— Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen (@RepKihuen) June 14, 2017
Moments like these are exactly what our country is all about.
Since the Revolution, the American people have always made an effort to get along with each other no matter how vehemently they might disagree.
That is one of the reasons why the Civil War was so devastating: it represented a failure of that mindset.
The United States of American was founded as a nation of faith, freedom, and family. Indeed, the whole idea of a representative republic is fueled by those three concepts alone.
Self-governance cannot work if even just one of those three concepts is missing. Without faith, people have no motivation to do good to one another. Without freedom, people cannot properly govern themselves. Without family, people have nothing worth fighting for.
The Pledge of Allegiance perfectly sums up the utter necessity of these concepts. In just one sentence, it contains faith, freedom, and family, and it establishes them as vital to our national identity:
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
I firmly believe that we can overcome all and any problems we might face as long as we stay true to those words and the three concepts they describe.
Hopefully more Americans will follow the example set by the Democratic congressional baseball team. If more people took a moment to consider what it means to be an American, perhaps they would have had no reason pray for the Republican team in the first place.
Source: The Daily Wire