America is Rising – And More



America is rising for a palpable reason. The reason matters guides us forward. What decisions are you most proud of? Easy ones? No, tough ones. And what is a tough decision? One that involves risk. Short of war and skydiving, where is the risk? These days, just speaking up for principles, like free speech. We must take risks and more. 

Heartland America is rising, stretching, coming to its feet, taking the risks needed to preserve the Republic. One by one, family by family, town by town, school district by district, state by state – Americans are saying “no” to radical ideas. They are starting to be heard, volume rising.

On a dozen fronts, Americans of countless kinds are speaking up – to protect our future, affirm the Bill of Rights, refresh public dialogue on values like democracy, capitalism, electoral integrity, free speech, free exercise of religion, self-defense, states’ rights, human rights, women’s sports, respect for police, sanctity of the border, difference between individual equality and group equity, liberty versus largess. 

Every day Americans are reminding school boards, mayors, governors, members of Congress, and the Administration that “We, The People” call the shots, are in charge, are sovereign, and public servants work for The People, not the other way around. Now and again, the lesson must be retaught.

So, evidence suggests – after a long snooze, or perhaps accumulated distress, disappointment, disillusionment, and borderline despair – Americans are finally speaking up again. On education, law and order, border security, religious liberty, election integrity, gun rights, citizens are reclaiming rights.

Education. In response to efforts to mute students and parents, teach Marxism in schools, alter, reshape, and erase US history, diminish constitutional principles, delegitimize the country’s founding, recast the country as “built on” racism, teach so-called Critical Race Theory, hide lesson plans from parents, indoctrinate students, and replace students’ best interests with union interests, many parents are standing up, speaking up, and running for school boards. See, e.g., The Great American Parent Pushback Against Critical Race Theory: School Board Recall Efforts Surge Across U.S.; Parents say they’re running for local school boards to fight ‘poisonous’ critical race theoryPartisan war over teaching history and racism stokes tensions in U.S. schools.

Law and Order. Similarly, as “defund police” proponents – all Democrats – see unprecedented spikes in crime, especially homicides, across the country, citizens are pushing back, forcing local and state governments to wise up, change course, and protect them, not abandonment to criminals. The countermovement is growing and so fast that Democrats are now running from their former position, comically calling it Republican. See, e.g., GOP politicians, law enforcement officials push back on calls to defund the police; Roll the tape: Republicans release video of all the times Democrats wanted to ‘defund the police’Cities Reverse Defunding the Police Amid Rising Crime.

Border security. In the absence of the Biden Administration’s support for border security and a general retreat from the prior Administration’s policies for reducing illegal immigration, citizens are pushing state authorities to do more – and that is happening. Border states are challenging past norms and legal boundaries to protect their citizens. Non-border states are supporting the effort with state police reinforcement for border states. This is new. See, e.g., Texas Once Again Tests the Boundaries of State Authority in Immigration Enforcement; Governor Ron DeSantis Directs Florida Law Enforcement to Aid in Border CrisisSeveral states have deployed police to the southern border. What is their role?Plan To Bring Police To Arizona’s Border Is Welcome But Nebulous.

Religious liberty. As free exercise of religion has been clipped and chipped away at by state governors and federal actors, citizens have risen up, filing lawsuits, challenging the restrictions, and winning. Efforts to bar, limit, and redefine religious liberty have been turned back at the Supreme Court, and even the New York Times has called it a “winning streak” for religious freedom. See, e.g., An Extraordinary Winning Streak for Religion at the Supreme CourtReligious Liberty — The Bedrock of Freedom; Religious Freedom: What’s at Stake If We Lose It

Election integrity. Citizens refused to be rolled by Democrats pushing a major – highly offensive, objectively unconstitutional – election “reform” law (HR 1, or S1). That law would have federalized state elections, ended voter IDs, allowed “ballot harvesting,” out-of-precinct voting, online, early, felon, and 16-year-old registration, blocked roll reviews, encouraged mail-ins, created a one-party Federal Election Commission, made DC a state, and pushed up the chance of fraud and one-party dominance. While the battle is not over, the first round goes to citizens. See, e.g., House considering another voting rights bill as some states toughen lawsSenate Democrats’ election reform bill blocked on party-line vote.

Not only did citizens prevent this federal (Democrat-focused) takeover of elections, but they pressed states to pass laws preserving voter identification and election integrity. And then, in a capper for citizens, the US Supreme Court has begun upholding these state laws aimed at assuring election integrity for 2022 and 2024. See, e.g., Supreme Court upholds voting restrictions in Arizona 6-3Supreme Court just stomped on Team Biden’s bid to bully states on voting laws; Judge won’t block parts of Georgia election law for now .

Second Amendment. Preserving the constitutional right to “keep and bear arms” is an enduring battle – particularly with Congressional Democrats pushing bills to ban, redefine, narrow, require psychiatric evaluation for ownership, and permit federal confiscation. That said, citizen engagement is proving powerful. First, state judges – as in California – seem to be tipping toward gun rights. Second, rising crime has produced a spike in legal gun ownership across demographics, boosting the reservoir of future defenders. Third, the Supreme Court seems poised to potentially expand gun rights. See, e.g., A Gun Rights Win in California With Sights Set on the Supreme Court; The Supreme Court will hear a major Second Amendment case that could gut US gun lawsSupreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense; US gun sales spiked during pandemic and continue to rise; The demographics of gun ownership.

Bottom Line: America is rising, taking risks – and more. We are reclaiming traditional rights, speaking up, facing down unreasonable impositions and restrictions. But there is a “more” part of the equation. Here is the “more.” We are speaking up – but we must widen the circle of understanding, remember we must also educate the uninformed, underinformed, misinformed, and next generation. That is the next “risk” that must be embraced – for the future.


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Wendy Moss
1 month ago

Thank you. I enjoyed your article which provided me with hope in an otherwise seemingly hopeless America. At least for a few minutes, I stopped “hearing” all the crazies on the left shouting their lies and accusations from the roof tops in their attempt to convince us we have no control… no rights!

2 months ago

Good grief, is your editor on vacation? This article is a hot mess and full of error after error. Newsflash…punctuation and grammar exist to make the message clear. Please use them at least reasonably correct. AMAC should be embarrassed!

2 months ago

More Republicans need to speak out and lets get rid of murkowski, romney, sasse, collins and others that are faux republicans. We need honest men and women, not ones like jo and ho that are building their wealth while bankrupting us like the dictators of the world. That is what I see coming out of DC now, dictators – Obey as fauci says even if you know he is lying.

2 months ago

It’s about time! This should have happened in 08 when the foreign, Jihadi Communist, barack, was installed in OUR White House by the Globalist vermin.

aluminum head
2 months ago
Reply to  Becky

I cannot ‘wish’ enough bad on the communist / muslim pig.

Ed J
2 months ago

Has anyone noticed the parallel today with history? Our Founding Fathers got fed up with the tyranny of George III’s rule over the “colonies,” finally declared independence, and fought the Revolutionary War to enable the United States to take its rightful place among the nations of the world.
Today, we are fighting the ever-advancing and encroaching tyranny that the Demsheviks seek to impose on all of us. And, We the People are finally getting fed up with all this and are in the process of redeclaring our independence from such tyranny. Let’s only hope that we won’t have to fight a war over this, but that we can resolve the various issues in a civil and peaceful manner.
However, all you Demshevik Libtards out there, be advised and warned! If it comes to actual armed conflict, you will of logical necessity eventually lose. We the People all want to be free and We the People will continue fighting until freedom is restored throughout our nation. It is way past time for all you Dystopian Ideologues to “exit stage left” (pun intended) and leave the political arena of our nation forever! Sorry, none of you truly belong here – you are simply anathema to what America is truly all about.

2 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

Blessedly well said, Ed! May God smile upon you, and Bless you mightily.

Ed J
2 months ago

Let’s hope that what we are seeing is the watershed moment of the rebirth and reassertion of our Republic, our Constitution, the Rule of Law, and all other aspects of what fundamentally constitutes America and our hallowed and traditional American way of life. Yes, We the People are rising up and not only will we be heard, but our foundering Ship of State will be righted back up to where it belongs! We the People will see to that.
Freedom is NEVER free. It has and is always being bought and paid for with blood in every generation. Let us hope that those who gave their last full measure of devotion with the sacrifice of their lives in service to our country did not die in vain. For they sacrificed much so that we could live in freedom from tyranny. Nowhere else in the entire world do the words, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” have so much meaning as in America. I, for one, would like to keep it that way.

2 months ago

Well, well; Glad to hear the sleepy heads are stirring. Not enough! We need a lot more awareness of the truth. It cannot be told by the commie, socialist media. So, let’s get tougher and start teaching even tho’ it’ll be uncomfortable at times. I live in commie New Jersey, so it’s VERY uncomfortable, but I will not stop talking the TRUTH.

Mario Capparuccini
2 months ago
Reply to  Karen

I live in the socialist Republic of Vermont. I will still keep talking the truth and persist in prayer. Thanks for your encouragement.

aluminum head
2 months ago

Remember when VT was the benchmark of Conservatism ? Then the Bob Newhart show gave the reason how VT changed – NYC scum started moving in en-mass. If NYC move then leave your communist ( D ) politics behind in NY w / communist cuomo

John Flanagan
2 months ago
Reply to  Karen

Same for me, in communist California

2 months ago

The first thing on the NEW AMERICAN AGENDA should be the firing of ALL LEFTIST “educators”- They are POISONING the minds of our Nation’s Youth with their misbegotten Marxist “ideals”…

2 months ago

Not just the Heartland but all over this great country in states and cities and towns and other areas people are fighting to keep their country and her way of life from being stolen more then before and sold off to the highest paying scumbag Globalists and far lessor countries who want to make us in their image which is dumping grounds for the sick and perverted and the killers of Society. America will not fall!

2 months ago
Reply to  Ashlee

A “lessor” is a person or an entity which grants a lease. What you mean is “lesser”, which means “smaller” or less “important”…

Jesse Tiede
2 months ago

The real Americans, the ones who built this country, and keep it rolling, are waking up, and are tired of this Liberal Progressive Socialist bull shit…

Sandra "Sandy" Cheuvront
2 months ago


Jeannie Huppert
2 months ago

Another “great”, informative, concise, truthful article by Robert Charles. He’s good.

2 months ago

You just made my week – thank you for writing, thinking, commenting, caring, and keep the faith! Best, RBC!

Eamonn Thomas Smyth
2 months ago

We are fighting a civil war not with bullets and guns but with words and deeds. The battlefields are school rooms courts and social media, It a call to arms for those who love the freedoms of this country.We cant pussyfoot with the enemy who are in our media, teachers unions academia etc. and not for getting Congress where the modrerates voices are drowned out by unabated bigotry idealogies that dont have an ounce of common sense in them.
We must debate them on ever ground we must destroy their theories. I came here as an immgrant and became a citizen not so long ago. I took the same pledege as the amy does and to the Flag. I love this country for all it faults and greatness, and I wont stand by to see it drown in a sea off bitterness.

2 months ago

Welcome to America, Eamonn. We are a nation of immigrants. My grandparents arrived through Ellis Island in 1917 from Ukraine. They would be appalled at what is happening in our schools etc today.

Ed J
2 months ago

Eamonn, you are exactly the kind of immigrant that America wants and needs. Wish I had been there when you took your Oath of Citizenship. Following that special moment for you, I would have said, “Welcome, you are now one of us!”

2 months ago

Patriots, Unite and get behind courageous Republican leadership to mass protest. The Commies in DC will not back down unless “We the People” stand together in protest. Get off the couch and get involved ! The time to save America is NOW !
Pray for real leaders to come forward for such a time as this !

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Expand to city govts, schools, business alone dump the Dem Old Order

2 months ago

It would be nice if the lame stream media showed more of what is going on in Cuba right now. They are rising against what the left in this country is trying to shove down our throats. There are also instances of Cubans flying the American flag presumably as a symbol of freedom.

2 months ago
Reply to  2mil

They don’t want the minions to see what their lives will be like once they are under democrat control

Ed J
2 months ago
Reply to  2mil

I served in the U.S. military many years ago and was stationed for a year in South Korea in the late 1960s. At that time, it had been only about 14 years since the Korean War hostilities had ceased. Korea was devastated by that war and was still recovering economically when I was there. “Primitive” is the only word that comes to mind to describe the conditions I observed.
The long and short of this is that I got to see first hand what Communism was capable of doing to a people and a nation, and the direct after effects of the Communists’ efforts to force Communism on all of South Korea. This left an indelible mark on me that has endured for all of my life.
Americans who have not had any similar experience like I had do not (actually, cannot) truly understand what is going on in places like Cuba, China, North Korea, and other totalitarian countries. It is just too far removed from their daily lives and limited life experience. One can intellectualize about “fire” but really can’t truly gut understand until one’s hand is actually put in the fire. Call it the ultimate reality check.

2 months ago

Great Article the silent majority must no longer be silent.Nor intimidated by the socialist left

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