What it means to be an American is a front-and-center issue these days.
President Joe Biden and many Democrats seem most focused on the alleged existence of systemic racism in the country, while traditionalists, conservatives and Trump supporters tend to see America as not perfect, but certainly a nation with a noble history in the cause of advancing human liberty and worthy of celebrating.
On Sunday, Biden signed an executive order focused in part on combating the “scourge of systemic racism” and the “profound polarization” in the U.S.
Meanwhile, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas will chair a hearing Wednesday to consider H.R. 40, which is legislation she introduced aimed at establishing a “commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery.”
Its purpose is “to address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies