A new Gallup survey finds that despite a high 85% of Americans saying they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be an American, 71% say the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be disappointed in today’s United States, while 27% say they would be pleased.
I’m not sure what they would be disappointed with. Conservatives and libertarians may feel they would be disappointed with how big government became and how dependent we are on it. Liberals no doubt think it would be how a few seems to have influence over the many.
I think they’d be pretty happy that their experiment has lasted this long.
- U.S. Patriotism Slipping (usnews.com)
- Poll: Founders wouldn’t be pleased (politico.com)
- Most in US Still Proud to Be an American – Gallup.com (gallup.com)