Land: We've forgotten what makes America special

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. flag and Statue of LibertyAs the debate over illegal immigration continues to divide the United States, an evangelical thought leader and seminary president says it might be a good idea to remember what makes America unique.

A lot of the sting surrounding the immigration debate likely could be soothed if there was a way to stop illegal entry into America, and if those in the country legally would embrace what makes their newfound home unique among the nations. That's according to Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

"America is a unique country in the world," he begins. "They're the only country in the world that is defined not by blood and soil, but by our commitment to an idea – and those ideas are laid out in the Declaration of Independence and in the U.S. Constitution."

Land recalls an Associated Press poll a couple of years ago that found large majorities of Americans thought America was in danger of losing her national identity, and that those majorities favored three bedrock principles:

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)"[The poll showed that] an overwhelming majority of Americans – black, white, yellow, brown – believe that the core elements in American culture are that everyone who wants to live in this country should embrace the rule of law, the Bill of Rights, and speaking the English language," he tells OneNewsNow.

But progressives in America, he says, continue to push identity politics – and that divides Americans.

"If we embrace multicultural diversity to the point where we don't have that 'melting pot' around those core values, then we're going to have absolute chaos," he concludes.

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