Here’s Dennis Prager writing at National Review last week:
Conservatives view America as President Abraham Lincoln viewed it — as the “Last Best Hope of Earth.” But the further left one goes, the more negative the assessment of today’s America and the America of the past.
For the Left the moral flaws in American history are enormous, while the uniquely good is minimized or ignored.
The Left’s attitude toward America betrays a broken moral compass, historical ignorance, and worst of all, ingratitude. That all civilizations — including African societies — practiced slavery means that, at worst, those parts of America that practiced slavery were no better in that regard than other societies. The important moral and historical question, therefore, is not, “Did society x practice slavery?” They all did. The important question is, “Which societies abolished slavery?”
The first ones to do so were all rooted in the Jewish and Christian Bibles. The United States of America fought a horrific civil war that ended slavery.
In the meantime, America gradually became the least-xenophobic, least-racist nation in the world. In no country do people become accepted as full members of the society as do immigrants to America.
No country has fought for the liberty of others as much as America. That is why 37,000 Americans died in Korea, a country that offered America no economic gain. Without America, the world would suffer from far more evils — such as genocide and totalitarian enslavement — than it does now.
Read more: National Review
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