Conservatives are patriotic Americans, liberals are not…

This will not come as a shock to people in the Tea Party movement.  Conservatives are patriotic, liberals are not.  This is not just a saying we have in the conservative movement.  We now have proof!

What is the proof?

From Harvard University via US News and World Report.

Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend’s July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

“Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,” said the report from Harvard. [See political cartoons about the 2012 GOP field.]

“The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans,” write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam.

Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them.

The full story is here. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/06/30/har…

This is something any conservative could have told Harvard.  Liberals are not patriots.  Liberals do not love this country.  Liberals think America is the focus of evil in the modern world, not the greatest nation on the face of the world. 

The good news in that study is if you take kids to Fourth of July parades, they are much more likely to grow up conservative, support conservative causes and vote for conservative candidates.

Posted by Judson Phillips on July 1, 2011 at 8:48am in Tea Party Nation Forum  –  Send Message View Discussions

Taking traditional celebrations that build common values and patriotism out of the schools is part of the liberal plan… has been for years!

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Our Flag Is Gone… Have You Noticed?

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4 Responses to Conservatives are patriotic Americans, liberals are not…

  1. Marion Abron says:

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  2. Ray Belongie says:

    I spent 21 years in the Marine Corps. I am a liberal. Somewhere another conservative is lying again.

    • Ask Marion says:

      I thought this article was worth posting since the study was done by Harvard, one of the breeding grounds for the type of liberals who are now running our country. There is a breed of liberal and Democrat whose party has left them; the Democrat of the last generation or yesterday, like Pat Caddell and even Joe Trippi.

      I just posted an article yesterday: Greg Palast: Vulture’s Picnic about a liberal I know and who I know is patriotic and loves America… There are many areas where liberals and conservatives who love America can agree.

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