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In America today, there is an all-out attack on the values that this country was founded upon.  Many of the people that are involved in these attacks actually claim to “love America” and yet they viciously attack the values and the principles that were foundational to what early Americans believed.  In particular, there are two documents that were greatly cherished in early America that are being relentlessly assaulted today: the U.S. Constitution and the Bible.  In colleges and universities all over America, students are being taught that these documents are “flawed” and that they need to “evolve” as society changes.  Those teaching this philosophy honestly believe that modern values are far superior to the values found in those documents.  They are convinced that it is foolish to be “bound” by the wisdom of the past.  That is why they love to refer to the U.S. Constitution as a “living, breathing document”.  They believe that they should be able to “reinterpret” the Constitution without going through the hassle of the formal amendment process.  And of course we have seen courts do this over and over again in recent years.  When they feel it is necessary, our politicians and our courts will even openly ignore the Constitution when they feel it is necessary.  At this point, the Constitution has been so watered down and so many of our freedoms and liberties have been stripped away that we really don’t have much of a Constitution left.  Sure, it is still there on paper, but our nation really doesn’t follow it anymore.

Of course a similar thing could be said of the Bible.  In colleges and universities all over America, the Bible is relentlessly attacked.  Trust me, I have sat in university classrooms where it happens.  The goal is to cast doubt on it, discredit it and make it as irrelevant as possible.  In other words, they are trying to do the same thing to the Bible that they are doing to the U.S. Constitution.

But those two documents were the two most important documents in the early years of the United States.

Those two documents contained values and principles that helped make our country great.

Unfortunately, today we think that we “know better” and we are turning our backs on those values and principles.

So do you hate America and the values and the principles that it was founded upon?  The following are some indications that you might…

If you refer to the U.S. Constitution as a “living, breathing document”, you might hate America.

If you believe that the U.S. Constitution is “inherently flawed“, you might hate America.

If you go around telling people that “we cannot let the Constitution become an obstacle“, you might hate America.

If you believe that the U.S. Constitution “represented values we should abhor or at least reject today“, you might hate America.

If you are convinced that there is “something infantile in the belief of the constitution-worshippers that the complex political arguments of today can be settled by simple fidelity to a document written in the 18th century”, you might hate America.

If you find yourself uttering phrases such as “capitalism does not work” or “capitalist pigs”, you might hate America.

If you consider marriage to be an “antiquated institution” and you believe that it enslaves women, you might hate America.

If you believe that the fact that the percentage of married couples in America today is at an all-time low is a good thing, you might hate America.

If you think that football is “too violent” and should be banned, you might hate America.

If you believe that those that are “reverent of individual liberty” are potential terrorists, you might hate America.

If you consider California to be a positive example for the rest of the nation, you might hate America.

If you believe that U.S. soldiers should be ordered to avoid criticizing “anything related to Islam“, you might hate America.

If you believe that students should be sent home from school for wearing shirts that display the American flag on the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, you might hate America.

If you think that the U.S. military should be able to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens on U.S. soil without ever granting them a trial, you might hate America.

If you believe that “liberty” and “freedom” are “dangerous”, you might hate America.

If you believe that all human activity should be centrally planned and managed “for the good of the environment“, you might hate America.

If you believe that Christianity exists to keep the poor from killing the rich, you might hate America.

If you think that the government should take away most of what people earn through taxes, you might hate America.

If you believe that it is a good thing that millions of American jobs are being shipped to communist China, you might hate America.

If you consider small businesses to be “irrelevant”, you might hate America.

If you want to trample on our Second Amendment rights, you might hate America.

If you believe that volunteer chaplains should be banned from using the name of Jesus on government property, you might hate America.

If you think that the U.S. government should continue running trillion dollar deficits every single year, you might hate America.

If you think that traffic camera fines are a good thing, you might hate America.

If you believe that our borders should be left unprotected, you might hate America.

If you believe that illegal immigrants should be able to legally get driver’s licenses, you might hate America.

If you believe that illegal immigrants should be able to practice law in the United States, you might hate America.

If you are wearing a shirt that proclaims that you are “proud to be politically correct”, you might hate America.

If you think that the United Nations should be given control of the Internet, you might hate America.

If you are convinced that license plates that say “Choose Life” on them are unconstitutional, you might hate America.

If you believe that government agencies should be able to read your email without a search warrant, you might hate America.

If you believe that faith is a “mental illness”, you might hate America.

If you work for MSNBC, you might hate America.

If you believe that preppers are “dangerous extremists” that should be carefully watched and monitored, you might hate America.

If you believe that TSA goons should touch the private parts of our women and our children before they are allowed to board their flights, you might hate America.

If you are convinced that “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism”, you might hate America.

If you believe that making a profit is a sin, you might hate America.

If you consider the Founding Fathers to be “terrorists“, you might hate America.

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  • Colin

    Summation of the above:
    If anyone doesn’t believe like me, then they are my enemy, and I will hate them.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Colin:

      I don’t hate anyone. I try very hard to love all people.

      But there are a lot of people out there that hate America and the principles that this country was founded on.

      Michael

      • K

        Home run Michael. I guess you can now join me, in being considered out of date, and old fashioned.

        • Colin

          Michael,

          Yoda (The Empire Strikes Back): “No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.”

          I have to endure what the right wing is doing to people like me who are dependent on the government for assistance.(I am not absolving left wingers; we have Blue Dog Democrats.) I don’t hate anyone who is a right winger. I am angry that services are being cut. I am angry that I am stereotyped by right wingers as being a “taker” because i ask for help and in the media as a potential threat to society because I am mentally disabled person who has no friends and is unable to hold a job.

          However, when i hear or read a right winger, their thoughts are filled with hate, with fear of the Other, with violence, and with intolerance. It is frightening.

          Your statements exclude discussion. For example, according to you, if someone, say like me, says “Capitalism doesn’t work”, then I hate America. Instead of stating from the beginning that I hate America, ask, “Why do you think Capitalism doesn’t work?” We could have a discussion. It’s odd for me that you have been writing about how badly skewed our economic system is to the wealthy, then to say people who say Capitalism is wrong hate America. Capitalism hasn’t been working for many people in this country for the past forty years. I am in favor of reforming Capitalism.

          Senator Dianne Feinstein is not “trampling your Second Amendment rights.” She is attempting to prevent the sale of magazines that were used in the mass shootings this year. Does a person need a thirty-round magazine to go hunting, or to defend one’s home? Usually, a small number of rounds will suffice to end a life. Assault rifles are used for one purpose – to kill another human, and usually during war. (I know that civilians aren’t carrying true assault rifles; however, the modifications that they can do to their weapons have the capability of bringing the rifle to near-assault rifle status.)

          On MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell – He has created a fund where Americans can contribute money to buy desks for students in Malawi. Recently, he created another fund where Americans can contribute to providing scholarships to education for Malawi girls. How is he and the contributors haters of America? They represent what is said to be one of our best traits – giving aid to those in need. Can you name an example of someone on FOX who has done the same?

          • Greg

            The government takes the rest of us to give to you, and you expect us to like it?

            And if you are taking, aren’t you a taker? What is your preferred word from someone who gets more than they put in?

            And if your benefits are cut, why are you mad? Aren’t you still a net recipient at the expense of the rest of us?

          • Colin

            Typical Republican trash talk.

            Rodster,

            * “I’m a loser” – I didn’t asked to be born with my disability that I inherited from both my parents. I am attempting to make my life better. Humans function at different levels; my level is in the 40s. This means that I am not able to form friendships and to hold jobs. These inadequacies were created by my disability.

            For me, when I was little in Texas, I was enrolled at a elementary school that had a special educations program. I was a student in this program. One day, when I was returning to school, I witness two people beating down another student in the program. For me, this is the epitome of the modern Republican Party – they beat down people who are disadvantaged. (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/28/1174374/-Poor-in-Georgia-Don-t-expect-anything-but-humiliation-from-the-state)

            * “Obama phone craze” – This program was created before President Obama went into office. It was created during the administration of President Reagan. (http://obamaphone.net/10-truths-about-the-obama-phone/)

            Greg,

            I am not someone who polices other people’s grammar; but if you want to make a point, it might help your cause if you use the correct words.

            “Taker”: This word has become a derogatory and ugly epithet used by right wingers to identify and describe a class of people in this country. The word is used in the context of Ayn Rand’s writings. (http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2012/09/maker-vs-takers)

            “And if your benefits are cut, why are you mad?” When there comes a time when you will need aid from the government, as you will in the course of your life, then you will understand why I am mad. Until then, I believe you will not understand.

            “Aren’t you still a net recipient at the expense of the rest of us?” Our government created programs to help those in need, for at one time the government felt an obligation to raise those in need from one level to another. Many people accepted this as part of the social contract. This social contract is being eroded as our society changes. I am one of those who are in need. Throughout the process of obtaining SSI/SSD, i felt uncomfortable in receiving help from the government. I felt there were people who had a greater need than me, that I was receiving money that should go to them, and I felt my claim would be denied. When I receive word that my claim had been approved by a judge, I was floored.

            To end, here is a quote from the Bible:

            Deuteronomy 15:7-11: “If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs. Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near,” so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and given him nothing. He may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD you God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”

          • Greg

            Colin, it’s rather Orwellian to just “ban” certain words that involve ideas you don’t like. Ayn Rand using a word doesn’t make it wrong. And just what is this correct word that you hinted at but didn’t give?

            ” then you will understand why I am mad. Until then, I believe you will not understand.” Being condescending does not make you right. One need not be a leech to be part of a conversation.

            And as for the Deuteronomy 15:7-11, it is asking people to be generous on their own accord, not forced by the government. And there’s the nagging issue of separation of church and state.

          • 2Gary2

            ayn rand was an worshiper of a murder and she was a nut. So yes what she uttered is crap.

          • Greg

            You still avoid the question, if “taker” is the wrong word, what word is politically correct enough for you?

          • 2Gary2

            conservatives are by and large ignorant low information people. There have been several studies in the last year or two showing progressives to be way more intelligent than conservatives as a general rule. I pity the poor ignorant conservative fools who are so easily mislead by the likes of rush and fox. Try not to be too upset. Its not their fault they are so low information–they are finished anyway. They can rant as we win elections.

          • Greg

            So instead of discussing the merits of ideas, you insult the other side.

          • Nephi Lott

            Right. because winning a Presidential election two times in a row is quite a marvellous feat.
            Statistically speaking, those on the left may have more education than those on the right, but do not confuse education for intelligence.

          • Hammerstrike

            “Humans function at different levels; my level is in the 40s. ”
            Eugenics wasn´t such a bad idea.

          • 2Gary2

            Corporate welfare is way higher than welfare for any poor people.

          • Greg

            We have too much of both.

          • Rodster

            Summation above….”I’m a loser like Gary2 so don’t take my free stuff away, that’s why I hate conservatives”.

            I truly hope you got in on the Obama phone craze before the gubmint ran out. ;)

          • Birger_Skruddusvingen

            “For example, according to you, if someone, say like me, says “Capitalism doesn’t work”, then I hate America.”

            Did you really miss the word “might”?

        • Birger_Skruddusvingen

          “I guess you can now join me, in being considered out of date, and old fashioned.”

          Not to mention ignorant, selfish, misogynist, politically incorrect, pathetic, racist, redneck, cracker, bible thumping and gun toting.

          By the way, count me in as well.

      • Noob

        The problem with this article Micheal, is that you are stating your opinions as facts. According to this article if someone dosen’t agree with you than they hate the country. This is made worse by the fact that it’s on The Truth Wins. I’m not saying that I disagree with this article. Im saying that If you state your opinions as facts, and say that everyone must agree to them or the’re the emeny, than you are no better than the government.

        • 2Gary2

          par for the course

        • Birger_Skruddusvingen

          “According to this article if someone dosen’t agree with you than they hate the country.”

          Did you really miss the word “might”?

  • otter1111

    Good list, Michael.

  • texas

    feinstein needs to be tested for illegal substances……

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tatiana-Covington/100002159242044 Tatiana Covington

    “No faith, no belief, no loyalty, no love.”–Ralph Lowell McMurray

    • Gay Veteran

      you do not need religious faith in order to love

  • Gay Veteran

    sorry if this gets double poster:
    “If you believe that the U.S. Constitution is “inherently flawed”, you might hate America…If you believe that the U.S. Constitution “represented values we should abhor or at least reject today”, you might hate America.”
    Odd you choose to use the word “hate”. A very prejudicial and inflammatory term.
    BTW, the Founders did NOT consider the Constitution to be perfect. Why? Because it is a document based on political compromise. Or have you forgotten the Three-Fifths Compromise is found in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution:
    “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”
    Thus SLAVES were counted as 3/5s of a free person. Sounds like an “inherent flaw”. But don’t let that get in the way of your diatribe.
    “If you find yourself uttering phrases such as “capitalism does not work” or “capitalist pigs”, you might hate America.”

    We don’t have capitalism in this country. Instead, as pointed out by Gerald Celente, we have the merger of state and corporate power, in other words FASCISM.

    “If you believe that U.S. soldiers should be ordered to avoid criticizing “anything related to Islam”, you might hate America.”

    If you want to be an imperial power and occupy Muslim countries then maybe you shouldn’t insult the local religion.

    “If you believe that Christianity exists to keep the poor from killing the rich, you might hate America.”

    Hmmmm, certainly one reason (i.e., social control), along with fear of death. But that is generally true of a lot of religons.

    “If you believe that volunteer chaplains should be banned from using the name of Jesus on government property, you might hate America.”

    Why should a chaplains do that in an ECUMENICAL service???

    “If you are convinced that license plates that say “Choose Life” on them are unconstitutional, you might hate America.”

    Get your FACTS right! The court ruled that a state cannot allow “Choose Life” license plates when prohibiting license plates advocating freedom to choose.

    “If you work for MSNBC, you might hate America.”

    No more than working for Fox or the rest of the corporate media.

    “If you believe that making a profit is a sin, you might hate America.”

    Depends on how you make a profit. Wall Street bankster engaged in fraud? Yeah, that’s a sin and a CRIME

    • Hambone

      I think you can knit-pick details from all of these, but the point remains… I could be wrong, but what I see is a theme where America haters seem to demonstrate many of the qualities described above. I think the article was spot-on.

      Anyone can take a single one of the one-liners and find exceptions, excuses or details that would seem to pick it apart… but why? Look at the big picture.

      Diane Feinstein does want to trample on the second amendment. Yes, the article was about assault weapons, but dig deeper and follow her words and her actions. And as far as the North Carolina thing… don’t get me started. You want to know where the double standard is? Taxpayer dollars go to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation. How much taxpayer money goes to the pro-life movement (or call us anti-choice, if you prefer)? Zilcho, by my last count. And they’re b*tching about a license plate? How about we withdraw the plate and let the government match its $100M or so per annum to Planned Deathhood?

      By the way, a decent retort… I just happen to disagree with you.

      • Gay Veteran

        sorry, but when someone says that a person HATES America that had better be 100% right in all the details, otherwise it is sheer demagoguery.

        • Birger_Skruddusvingen

          “sorry, but when someone says that a person HATES America ”

          (For the third time:)

          Did you really miss the word “might”?

  • Mark

    I like your article, thank you.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I know this is a bit off topic but West Middlesex University in the UK did a study on rise in violent crime in the UK. One of their suggestions is the outlawing certain knifes. Because these knifes are used in most violent attacks. The article is long the part about the knifes is at the end, the entire article is worth reading. I’m picking up a trend of some who want to impose some sort of gun control to appease the gun grabbers. What they don’t understand is the left will keep taking and taking until they impose their utopia on the rest of us..

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=215445

  • A.S.

    Q: What is the main purpose of the U.S. Constitution in one sentence?
    A: To prevent government from infringing on the individual’s G-d given rights and liberties!

    Therefore, with that said, so long as I don’t cause harm to another person, I can collect rain water into a large barrel on my own property, I can grow anything I want, even marijuana (for my own use), on my own property, I can smoke cigarettes (I don’t smoke though) wherever I want outside or in my own home, I can and should demand to be able to use cash for ALL purchases (although it is using the unconstitutional Federal Reserve currency), etc. etc. etc. So, to all of you government officials out there: stay out of my life! And if you even touch with your pinky any of my children, I will shoot you with my
    G-d given right to bear arms.

    The U.S. Constitution is in actuality a living and breathing document. It is just the opposite, Michael, for those control freaks: they see it as dead, therefore, they have a carte blanch to do as they please.

  • 2Gary2

    Michael–what a dumb list. The one you should have included is:

    If you are a conservative then you hate america

    • Nephi Lott

      That seems to be the Ideology of the hypocritical left sadly enough, while history has shown us that it’s them who hate America instead.

    • Birger_Skruddusvingen

      “If you are a conservative then you hate america”

      Yes, that might be true. I for one do not like to read the word “america” – that word doesn’t even exist.

  • bob

    You lost me at the religion part man. “religion is the opium of the people”. Through the control over peoples spiritual worlds, the government has indeed used religion to keep the poor from revolting. I agree with more than half of these, but I wouldn’t say that people hate america if they don’t see eye to eye with you on everything. Stick to facts, not your opinions. And for the record, if you believe in the judeo-christian God or any of the silly stories, you do in fact have a mental illness. I mean, adults actually believe that haha!!

  • Birger_Skruddusvingen

    “So do you hate America and the values and the principles that it was founded upon? The following are some indications that you might…”

    Continuation:

    If you vote for the Republican party, or, worse yet, the Democratic party, you might hate America.

    If you do not want to ablolish the United Nations, you might hate America.

    If you are content with buying mainly imported goods, you might hate America.

    If you do not at least sporadically read this website as well as Mr. Snyder’s other two, you might hate America.

  • dignified

    Retarded. I believe in the second amendment, right to choose, and I believe that capitalism fosters unabashed greed and slavery and think that there is a better way. Capitalism is slavery with different name.