Note well, the Orlando terrorist is technically an American citizen, because he was born here, but he does not consider himself an American. America is not "his" country. Afghanistan is his country.
Being born in the United States, and even growing up here, is no longer enough to make someone accept that they are an American. Part of that is our bizarre educational fetish with self-hatred and self-criticism. Part of it is the media's constant pounding of their "citizen of the world" viewpoint.
But the "why" doesn't matter as much as the simple fact. If we do not fix the problems that are causing this sense of alienation from America, we will no longer have a nation at all. That requires a change our immigration policies to keep out those who will not accept America as their home and their nation with a certain amount of patriotism and national pride.
This entry was published Wed Jun 29 09:31:22 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2016-06-29 09:31:22.0.