For a party that is purportedly about choice, I watched multiple front-running candidates proudly admit to being proponents of eliminating the private health insurance of tens of millions of Americans. For a party that is purportedly about diversity in appearance and perspective, I watched one candidate propel spurious claims of racial transgressions at the only vice president to serve beside a black commander in chief (per a 1973 Gallup poll, 91% of black Americans joined Joe Biden in opposition to busing as the best means to school integration). For a party attempting to reclaim patriotism from much of the right that has fetishized wars and toxic nationalism, it was disquieting to hear multiple candidates calmly allude to doing away with borders in their entirety. As the Republican Party creates multi-trillion-dollar deficits on purpose — providing the Democrats a massive opportunity to reclaim the role as the party of financial advocates for future generations — many Democrats are unabashedly campaigning on the wildly expensive, reckless and quasi-Soviet idea of a utopian society where everything is free and national borders are a thing of the past. None of these concepts are perhaps as blatantly anti-American as those ascendant in Trumpism — isolationism, xenophobia, etc. But rest assured, the platforms of candidates like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and their ilk are depressingly anti-American, too.