A society can only endure when its members believe in it. Traditions, social norms and customs can only last where people are prepared to uphold them, celebrate them and keep them alive.
Where a society does not care about its past or its future it is open to invasion, subversion and eventual extinction. That so many in our country seem not to care about it and our ways is bad enough. That so many of our leaders seem desperate to bend over backwards to accommodate those who would destroy our society is verging on the criminal.