After the tragic events of 9/11, patriotism in this country was palpable.
Since September 11, 2001, American patriotism has steadily declined, particularly among individuals who identify themselves as Democrat or Independent.
In a 2002 poll, 92 percent of respondents said they were "very proud" or "extremely proud" to be an American. By last year, the number had plummeted to 63 percent.
Political commentator Drew Holden says the media is partly to blame.
"Patriotism is the latest victim of America's politicization and polarization crisis. But should it surprise us that patriotism wanes when outlets like CNN associate the word with January 6th rioters and white supremacists? By normalizing these outlandish perspectives, the media has helped create a narrative that uncontroversial views and displays of patriotism are adjacent to something evil, which is going to have a downstream impact on American culture more broadly."
America is not perfect, but the ideals it was founded upon are inspirational and biblical. What are you doing to help your children and grandchildren understand how blessed they are to live in this country?