A new survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News indicates a major shift in American values. The survey found that millennials are not as patriotic or as religious or as family oriented as Americans were 20 years ago.
The findings echo the concerns I raise in my forthcoming book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.” I warn that leftists and secularists have been waging a stealth fight to win the hearts and minds of the next generation.
“The values that Americans say define the national character are changing, as younger generations rate patriotism, religion and having children as less important to them than did young people two decades ago,” Wall Street Journal reporter Chad Day wrote.
Nearly 80 percent of Americans ages 55 or older said patriotism is important to them, the survey found. However, only 42 percent of younger Americans valued patriotism.
I wish I could tell you I was surprised by their findings – but I’m not.
“Culture Jihad” explores the radical shift in our culture on issues like faith and freedom.
I’m afraid what we are seeing is the impact of left wing ideology from within our public school systems. Many of our classrooms have marginalized faith and family and freedom.
Instead, they are embracing concepts like secularism and socialism. A frightening number of younger Americans believe there should be limitations placed on the Bill of Rights.
Liberty University History professor Carey Roberts was a guest on my nationally syndicated radio program the other day.
He said parents need to wake up to the indoctrination that is happening, not just at the university level but also at the high school level.
“I think a lot of conservative Americans want to blame these things on what happens to people when they get to college,” he said. “But what I’m seeing as a college professor is that so many of these students are radicalized in high school. That is something that’s taking place much earlier than many of us realize.”
Dr. Roberts urged parents to pay close attention to what their children are learning in their local public and private schools — including Christian schools.
“The real battleground has been and continues to be in public schools but also time in private and even Christian schools,” he warned.