NEW YORK, NY—Nine conservative leaders have launched a petition urging President Donald Trump to honor Americans’ participation in their democratic republic by pronouncing the first Tuesday of November “America is good” day.
“America is a great nation,” said the signatories, including businessman Tom Klingenstein, former Ronald Reagan Secretary of Education Bill Bennett, former Members of Congress Jim DeMint and Diane Black, Hillsdale President Larry Arnn, American Principles Project Executive Director Terry Schilling, Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, Catholic University of America Professor Jay Richards, and Aegis Sciences Corporation Founder David L. Black, Ph.D. “This year, however, we face a movement that believes America is an irredeemably bad, racist nation, and that the American people should support cancellation of America’s liberty, free speech, and other values.”
Inspired by Klingenstein’s “Man vs a movement” speech endorsing President Donald Trump’s re-election, which has been watched over one million times and is endorsed by Rush Limbaugh, the petition also urges Congress to pass an “America is good” resolution. “Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle need to show that, even in a time of extreme divisiveness, they agree that America isn’t the racist, evil caricature portrayed by Black Lives Matter, the transgender movement, and other radical groups,” said the signatories. “Will the American people decide that America is good – not perfect, but the model of success – or that it is bad and should be cancelled, despite having provided more freedom and more prosperity to more people than any other nation in the history of mankind?”