This is a question we all must ask ourselves. In today’s world we see party allegiance directing all decisions, not just for elected or appointed people, but also for we citizens who go about our daily lives making ends meet and dealing with family matters.
Most people say they are too busy to listen to the news and take as gospel that which they are told by friends, instructors, or sound bites and bumper stickers. The ones who do listen to news, tend to listen to the same commentators over and over and consider that they are being informed. In most situations, this is simply the blind leading the blind.
If you want to be an American first, it is critical you search for news. In searching for news, it is fairly safe to say as a blanket statement, you will not get the accurate news listening to the big television news stations. That would include all network stations and most cable stations. The only news station I have found on cable is OANN. They do have news most of the day with stories and no comment. I do not know the political leanings of their news anchors. And yet, to use just one source is inadequate.
Search all sources. Search those sources you know lean right and those you know lean left. Search sources where you do not know their political leanings. I have learned over the years one must learn from all sources. For instance, I also had drunk the nectar that Franklin Roosevelt was a great president. I started to read information that was pro FDR and anti FDR. I had to adjust my thinking and now can state unequivocally that FDR was destructive of our Constitution and advanced the communist movement. He listened to his communist advisors and not to Churchill and because of that gave Eastern Europe to Stalin.
Search, search, search, should be every Americans motto. Put aside your Republican hat, put aside your Democrat hat, and wear your American hat. You are not searching to confirm your present belief, but you are searching to be informed, not influenced. Situations we must all search.
Was the 2020 election a fair and transparent election or was it manipulated and stolen? Was the Constitution violated? Were the voting machines connected to the internet and altered? Why was the voting stopped? Why were observers prevented from observing? Were the 2020 elections a good or a bad precedent for future elections?
How did the China virus come about? Did China conceal it initially and if so, why? Was Fauci aware and a part of the development of the China virus, and if so why? Why did health officials inflate the number of cases and the number of deaths that were the direct result of the virus? What has happened to the common cold and the flu? Why were schools closed for over a year and why are people demanding that children be masked? Do masks stop the China virus from spreading, and if so, why in some situations and not others? Why are the health officials and some of the medical industry refusing to allow therapeutics to be administered that are documented to cure the virus? Why is natural immunity being ignored?
What is climate change? Will it cause increased warming, increased cooling? Why have no predictions of the devestation of climate change happened? Why are those who disagree with the politically correct narrative on climate change not given a forum to voice their opinion? How does the transfer of wealth from the United States to other countries save us from the devestation of climate change? If it does, why is there no demand that China also transfers wealth for the same purpose? What caused the climate to change when the ice age ended? Are the proposed solutions for climate change more political or more scientific?
Why did Biden not continue to build the fence on the Southern Border when it was proven that it helped control the flood of illegals into the country? Why did Biden change the Trump policies on the Southern Border even though they had virtually ended illegal immigration? Why does the Biden regime and the left promote illegal immigration? Is illegal immigration in the best interest of America or is it in the best interest of a political party?
There are many more questions concerning these topics and there are other topics that also need to be researched. As an American, you must research these questions and the others, and arrive at your own logical conclusion, a conclusion that you can defend. If you support a political party over the good of your country, there is no reason to do any research on your own. You can, and probably should continue to get your news from one source, that source that promotes the party line and at the same time promotes prejudice and ignorance. The choice is yours.
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