Everyone is an individual first. We oppose the government’s efforts to balkanize the nation on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, and “class.” We are one nation with one language and one culture. It used to be called the “melting pot.” The Left, the media, many of our schools and campuses, elements within the Democrat Party and some clueless Republicans, reject this and embrace dividing the nation into competing racial and ethnic tribes. This is un-American – and will undermine the country. We embrace the individual, the melting pot, E Pluribus Unum (“From One Many), Americanization, assimilation, one language, one culture. I stand with Martin Luther King and support a merit-based, colorblind society that is founded on “the content of one’s character, not the color of one’s skin.” It has worked for two centuries and should not be abandoned now. But such thinking is under assault. I will defend it.