Having an American Identity

By Paul Gottfried

​​Every now and then one encounters an illustration of what’s wrong with conservatism, inc. that’s so egregious that one feels obliged to comment. And this happened to me just the other day! On June 14 Townhall featured an essay in support of John James, the Republican senatorial candidate in Michigan. This commentary almost managed to get me to donate to James’s Democratic opponent. For those who don’t know, James is a black former army officer with a distinguished military record, a West Point graduate, and a successful businessman. The Republicans, for all I know, may have made a sound choice in deciding to run James. His standard GOP views and military prowess will probably serve him well in most regions of Michigan. At the same time, James’s racial identity might help him penetrate the powerful Democratic hold in the heavily black Southeastern corner of the state.

His advocate on Townhall, Marina Medvin, however, is determined to turn her endorsement into an attack on those who reject her “red-white-and blue” Americanism. From her recurrent grammatical mistakes and malapropisms it would seem that the author is not an English native speaker. She is in fact a Russian immigrant,

Read more at the Confederate Society of America’s Sentry blog
(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)

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