Does America Suffer from 'Underdogma'?

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Americans love the underdog.

The underdog is usually defined as someone people tend to cheer for, because they hope he or she can pull off unbelievable feats.

The David and Goliath story in the Old Testament is a perfect example of an underdog story. The young boy David using only a slingshot and a smooth stone along with God's help, succeeded in killing the giant Philistine warrior named Goliath.

Yet, what happens when the idea of the underdog becomes an entrenched political philosophy -- a philosophy that says the powerful are always bad and the powerless are always virtuous and right?

Michael Prell, author of the book, Underdogma: How America's Enemies Use Our Love of the Underdog to Trash American Power, says this "underdogma" is being used to trash American power. 

Press further defined the term and gave some examples of how it is frequently used in the media on the Feb. 9 edition of CBN News Channel's Morning News.

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