US conservative icon President Ronald Reagan, a man celebrated by popular talk radio host Rush Limbaugh as “Ronaldus Maximus” and put forth as the standard by which Republicans are judged, held a radical universalist view of Americanism which was essentially the same as that of Barack Obama and Jeb Bush.
Reagan, who signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday into Federal law and sided with Black communists in South Africa by imposing sanctions against that country’s former pro-White government, said, “Call it mysticism if you will, I have always believed there was some divine providence that placed this great land here between two great oceans, to be found by a special kind of people from every corner of the world, who had a special love for freedom and special courage that enabled them to leave their own land, leave their friends and their countrymen, and come to this new and strange land to build a New World of peace and freedom and hope.”
The cheering David Marcus of the Federalist website sums up Reagan’s radical ideology of Americanism which favors re-populating the United States with Third world immigrants as “New people make us better.” As Marcus notes, waves of immigrants radically different than our founding stock means that “white, Protestant, traditional America would never be the same.” This is a good thing in the eyes of Reagan and Marcus. This is Americanism.
It is nearly the polar opposite of the healthy, traditional Southern worldview.