How America’s Political, Media and Academic Elites Are Selling Out Main Street
For far too many Americans, it seems we have lost control over our lives to a swollen federal government and self-appointed elites who want to impose on us their beliefs and their morals.
From out-of-control federal spending to attacks on traditional marriage, from runaway lawsuit abuse to persecution of people of faith, we see daily events that shake our confidence in the American system.
Behind it all is the political, media and academic elites’ total disdain and contempt for what I call The Forgotten Street – Main Street USA.
These elites show more concern for the opinions of K Street, the Arab Street and the Champs-Elysees. They view us as boorish and stupid, unsophisticated, because we love our country, its religious heritage and its ideals. Like other elites in the past and present, they seek to control and manipulate people for their own gain and power while restricting individual freedom.
These are people who distrust our military and are quick to blame America for our troubles in the world. People who insist on securing their financial futures by robbing us of ours. People who believe God has no place in public discourse. People who glorify drug use, promiscuous sex and abuse of women in their media and music.
The Hollywood that created movie classics that celebrated our country, our freedom and our optimism has been replaced by cynics who present a warped view of America that tears us down in the eyes of the world and promotes bizarre conspiracy theories.
These elites control so many of our institutions – our mainstream media, much of our government and judicial system, our schools and universities, our churches, big business and the entertainment industry.
So what can we on The Forgotten Street do to reclaim the heart of America and restore pride in our country and its rich traditions? To begin with, we have to stand up and speak up. We have to be heard. We have to be prepared to endure public scorn as we fight to uphold our values and our beliefs.
The moral equivalency promoted by the elites is just plain wrong. America is the greatest force for good in the world, the most noble and generous nation in human history. It’s time we all embrace that idea as our foundation for moving forward. And, it’s time we tell the elites that we are fed up with their inability to understand that simple premise.
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