Ku Klux Klan Member Was a Hero In the Democratic Party and Clinton’s “Mentor”

“Look at the way that the Republican party treated David Duke vs. the Democratic party treating someone like Robert Byrd. The Republicans repudiated Duke. He was a controversial figure, they wanted to throw him out of the Republican party from the beginning. Robert Byrd was a hero in the Democratic party, even though it was well known that he had spent a good deal of his career in the Ku Klux Klan. When Byrd died in 2010, not so long ago, Hillary Clinton said “he’s my mentor.” Bill Clinton and Obama actually went to Byrd’s funeral. Obama didn’t touch the topic of his Klan membership…” —Dinesh D’Souza

10 Reasons You Need to Thank America for the Exceptional Life You Live (article)

Anti-Americanism from abroad would not be such a problem if Americans were united in standing up for their own country. But in this country itself, there are those who blame America for most of the evils in the world. On the political left, many fault the United States for a history of slavery, and for continuing inequality and racism. Even on the right, traditionally the home of patriotism, we hear influential figures say that America has become so decadent that we are “slouching towards Gomorrah.”

But the critics are wrong about America, because they are missing the big picture. In their indignation over the sins of America, they ignore what is unique and good about American civilization.