The design of this flag, with its 13 stripes and 13 stars—representing America’s original 13 colonies—dates to the American Revolution.
The Betsy Ross flag evokes the Founding Era. A time where the principles of the Declaration of Independence were first set forth: that “all men are created equal,” that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, [and] that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
These principles have been a source of unity and pride among all Americans throughout most of our nation’s history.
Sadly, this is no longer the case, and the cause is the Left’s hijacking of American education and how too many of our public schools teach history.
As an indication of the Left’s influence in promoting anti-American bias, consider the 2019 controversy surrounding the same Betsy Ross flag.
That year, just before Independence Day, Nike announced plans to release an athletic shoe featuring this Betsy Ross flag.
Almost immediately, sparked by the objections of Nike spokesman Colin Kaepernick, a social media storm condemned the Betsy Ross flag as a symbol of racism and slavery.
As a result, Nike backed down and announced that it was halting production of the shoe.
This athletic shoe issue was trivial. But the episode points to something else…
What is NOT trivial is the push to insert anti-American ideology into every aspect of American life…
….and that too many in positions of authority back down to the loud voices of political correctness and anti-Americanism.
This is how progressives are rewriting our nation’s history, and undermining the informed patriotism essential to preserving liberty.
If successful, they will transform American government and remake society according to their ever-changing ideas of “progress.”
The Nike shoe controversy, and everything we’ve witnessed in the last few months, is the bitter fruit of their “long march through education.”
We must confront this destructive ideology on the battlefield of education.