A Quinnipiac University survey found that American patriotism, while diminished, is far from dead. The war for Ukraine casts an ominous shadow over Europe and inches closer to the cliff’s edge of another world war. Many are asking the question: “how would America respond?”
The aforementioned poll asks everyday Americans: “What would you do if you were in the same position as Ukrainians are now, stay and fight or leave the country?” A whopping 55% of Americans say that they would dig in and safeguard the soil of our forefathers. Shockingly, even 40% of Democrats said that they would stand their ground.
The United States of America is still the most heavily armed civilian population in the world. Gun sales spiked in 2020 and have maintained momentum ever since. The number of Americans who support gun control also continues to decline. 90% of new gun owners over the last 28 months have been women and minorities. These two groups make up the majority of the Democrat party.
While these surveys don’t represent the gospel truth, it’s encouraging to know that so many Americans at least say they would defend their homeland. The Democratic party has often taken a platform of distain towards America and American history in recent years.
It’s easy to hate the other team. It’s arguably been easier in the last decade than any other time in the memories of any American alive today. In all the chaos and madness of partisan politics, it’s comforting to see a glimmer of hope. There are Democrats who love this country. If the storms of war brew on the horizon tomorrow, you might just take up arms side by side with your political opponent of yesterday.