Sunday, July 5, 2009

An Immigrant Praises America's Founders

The following is an excerpt from and link to a commentary piece published July 3 in The Washington Times.

The author, Ian de Silva, is an immigrant to the United States, and takes critics of the Founding Fathers to task. In particular, de Silva excoriates those "liberals" (his term) who harbor resentment toward the Founding Fathers, due to the Founders being "white men."

It's a thought-provoking read....sure to spark some discussions here.


"The Founding Fathers: An Immigrant's Appreciation"
by Ian de Silva

No other day of the year compels us, as Americans, to reflect on the greatness of this country as does the Fourth of July.

But the trouble is that, in this age of shallow values, intellectually hollow ideas such as cultural diversity are promoted over national cohesion. So, in many areas of the country, especially in academia and news media, the Fourth of July has become a generic celebration where the great men who actually brought forth Independence are barely mentioned. In fact, some critics make little effort to hide their resentment of those great men of 1776.

Of course, there is a reason for such indifference and resentment. All the Founding Fathers were white men.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

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