It is high time that patriotic Americans stood up for our country. Too long we’ve allowed Progressive-Liberalism to dominate academia, public education, the media, and more recently our culture with un-American, unconstitutional, and irrational principles that seek to tear down the nation our forefathers built.
Every American who believes in the goodness and promise of this country, honors the Founding and its principles, and recognizes the unparalleled success of the American experiment, qualifies as a Patriot, regardless of party affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Radical but principled work is needed. But let’s start with identifying ourselves to each other, to the government, and to the public. I encourage each Patriotic American to  fly the flag every day,  wear the flag on your clothing daily, and  put a flag decal on your car.
We don’t need or want Washington politicians to lead us. Each of us must be self-motivated to take whatever action we think appropriate to return our nation to its founding principles and the American culture. Let’s get started.
Fritz Mehrtens Lieutenant Colonel, USA-Ret Irvine, CA USA