Imagine that as a young child, rather than being taught by your parents and teachers that America is a wonderful nation uniquely blessed by God, you were taught to hate it.

What if you never learned to appreciate the bold explorer Christopher Columbus, or the hardy and devout Pilgrims, or the rag-tag colonial army that against impossible odds won Americans’ independence by defeating the world’s best-trained military – and then went on to establish a transcendently enlightened Constitution that guaranteed personal freedoms such as the world had never seen?

In short, what if you never learned to love America?

What if you never reverenced the fact that America sacrificed hundreds of thousands of lives in a bloody Civil War to end the evil of slavery – and then later sacrificed hundreds of thousands more lives to stop the ravages of Hitler’s Germany and Imperial Japan and to rescue countless Jews



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