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  • An innocent parade of patriotism or 'frightening' show of force? Police ceremony at high school foo

    10/23/2016 6:42:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies ^ | 23 October 2016 | KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    <p>A celebration of law enforcement, first responders and military officials before a high school football game in New Jersey has sparked controversy due to its 'frightening message' against national anthem protesters, one organization said.</p> <p>Before a game between Middletown South High School and Toms River North High School, Middletown police deputy chief Stephen Dollinger organized a ceremony to honor those who serve.</p>
  • All American Patriots Must Together And Get All Family Members And Friends To Vote For Trump

    10/21/2016 8:40:34 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | Octover 21, 2016 | Stayfree
    It is extremely clear to all of us who have followed the politics of the the Democrats, the GOP and the Clintons since John F. Kennedy that Washington D.C. has become the biggest center of corruption of all time in the history of our country. Obama was proven to be the worst President in history in the fact that he has purposefully chosen to do everything he can to transform America into a 3rd World country because of his hatred for America. We are currently faced with electing Hillary Clinton, who has as her qualifications of 30 years of lying,...
  • Setting Patriotism Free from its Bonds

    10/20/2016 9:57:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    Battle Hymn of the Republic Patriotism, which is the very heart and soul of America, is Number 1 on the globalists’ Hit List. Patriotism, now stirring again in every corner of America , will elect a president striving against all odds to ‘Make America Great Again’.

    10/18/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies ^ | 10/18/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    The challenge of racial division in America today is not just that there are forces pushing us apart, but that we've lost the things that held us together. Relations between black people and white people are probably at their worst in anyone's lifetime, with most of those divisions exacerbated dramatically in the last handful of years. The reasons for that have more to do with the manipulation of racial animosity than the reality of the racial situation. Politicians and activists, each standing to benefit by pitting people against one another, have whipped up an internal and seemingly unresolvable conflict between...
  • The day a college football player stood alone to honor America

    10/17/2016 4:53:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    (Courtesy of Jeff Hill) Connor Brewer is fiercely loyal to his college football team. But he is also fiercely loyal to the United States of America. So when the Millikin University football team decided to protest the national anthem by remaining inside the locker room – instead of on the sidelines - Connor was faced with a decision. Would he join his teammates in their university-approved safe space or would he stand on the sidelines and honor America? Connor chose to stand – alone. One of my readers sent me a photograph of what transpired on Oct. 15th at...
  • UK Student Leader Wants to Ban ‘God Save the Queen’

    10/10/2016 6:11:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 10, 2016 | Victoria Friedman
    Student Union Welfare Officer Mahamed Abdullahi is campaigning for the “outdated” National Anthem to be removed from the end of King’s College London’s graduation ceremony due to its apparent links to “far right nationalism”. Mr. Abdullahi, a Danish national and geography student, made the statement on Facebook, saying: “In the context of increasing far right nationalism across Europe and the legacy of the British empire, [the National Anthem is] just a bit shit” and exclaimed: “Fuck the nation state”, reports the MailOnline.
  • Fewer NFL Viewers Force TV Networks to Give Away Ads [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/06/2016 12:46:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Bloomberg [link only] ^ | October 6, 2016 | Gerry Smith and Lucas Shaw
  • From one 'Happy Deplorable' to all,

    09/24/2016 1:25:40 PM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 9 replies
    From one 'Happy Deplorable' to all American citizens, Sometimes, it seems that little nuggets of truths are found in the most obscure writings in existence, from current publications, ancient writ, and stuff that is just plain weird, in someone's eyes. I present to you such a raw nugget. I quote: "A nation must become aware of its own character before it can be said to exist. From that knowledge it must divine its destiny. It must then consider the political conditions of the world, how other countries may help it or hinder it. It must then destroy in itself any...
  • The Real Reason Behind Kaepernick Outrage

    09/10/2016 10:22:11 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 31 replies ^ | 9/10/16 | Dolley
    Why are people so angry over an NFL player that refused to stand for the National Anthem?    Hundreds of thousands of words have been written on the subject and I won't rehash any of them, but I'd ask you to consider the reason people are outraged and why it matters. Sports fan is a shortened form of the original term, sports fanatic.  Fanatic is defined as a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal (great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective), especially for an extreme religious or political cause.  A religion can be defined as a...
  • Fins Hold Players-Only Meeting To Discuss Possible National Anthem Demonstration In 9/11 Opener

    09/10/2016 9:13:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 9/10/16
    The Miami Dolphins held a players-only meeting Friday to discuss a possible demonstration against racial inequality during the national anthem in their season opener. Sunday marks 15 years since the September 11th terror attacks. Families will mourn lost loved ones. Americans across the country will pause to reflect on one of the most horrific days in our history. But in the NFL, many players say they’re considering using that day to protest.
  • Boycott the NFL

    09/10/2016 7:26:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 231 replies
    Opinion | 10 Sep 176 | Xzins
    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Thousands died in the attack, and many thousands more died in wars that resulted from that attack. Solidarity with the dead drives patriotism in this regard. Our flag and our anthem are symbols of the unity that compels us to stand together in affirmation of those murdered lives and in determination to defend ourselves from those who would wantonly kill us. Football also unites us in a way. To be sure, the NFL is a pastime. That is, it is a diversion -- a game that people...
  • Goodell On Kaepernick Protest: ‘We Believe Very Strongly In Patriotism In The NFL’

    09/07/2016 6:31:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Colin Kaepernick’s choice to kneel during the national anthem, but recognizes the quarterback’s right to protest. Asked by The Associated Press about Kaepernick’s decision not to stand before games when the national anthem is played, Goodell said in an email Wednesday: “I don’t necessarily agree with what he is doing.” “I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we don’t live in a perfect society,” Goodell added. “On the other hand, we believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL. I personally believe very strongly...
  • Kaine: You Have to Respect What Kaepernick's Doing According to His Conscience

    09/01/2016 4:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 1, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) said Thursday that “you’ve got to respect” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem as a sign of protest of America’s treatment of minorities, adding he would do it differently if it were him. At Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, which will feature a Salute to the Military event, Kaepernick is expected to sit again during the national anthem. Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Kaine about it during the latter’s run of media appearances Thursday morning. “You’re the father of...
  • Donald Trump Pushes Patriotism in Schools

    09/01/2016 11:01:46 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 75 replies
    Donald Trump stressed his push for increased patriotism in a speech to the American Legion this morning. Specifically, he said that a shared goal of the Trump administration and the American Legion, a veterans' association, is "promoting American pride and patriotism in America’s schools." "We want young Americans to recite the pledge of allegiance," Trump said. "We will stop apologizing for America, and we will start celebrating America. We will be united by our common culture, values and principles -- becoming one American nation. One country, under one constitution, saluting one American flag. And always saluting it," he said. This...
  • Kaepernick’s protest is as American as that flag

    08/29/2016 12:17:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    ESPN The Undefeated ^ | August 29, 2016 | Domonique Foxworth
    I am just as much an American as I am a Foxworth. My son and his future sons will be as much Foxworths and Americans as I am. And my father is and his father was and so on. But my bloodline in this nation can be traced back to before America was even a country — when my ancestors were neither American nor Foxworths.
  • NFL’s Kaepernick says he’s standing up for the oppressed by sitting during anthem

    08/27/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 27, 2016 | Matt Barrows
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem Friday because he refused to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told the NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been outspoken on his Twitter and Instagram account about racial issues, including...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Is The Origin Of Your FReeper Name? ~ Thursday, August 25, 2016

    08/24/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 483 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! ~ The Canteen Crew ~ | ~August 24, 2016 | Aug. 24, 2016 | PROCON
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know What Is The Origin Of Your FReeper Name? Did You Get It In The Military? A Famous Actor Or Actress? Or Is It Just Silly? So, Tell Us How You Chose Your FReeper Name Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence Michallon
    A patriotic pole vaulter stopped right before a qualifying jump in Rio to pay attention to his national anthem. US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still.
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Trump Against the World, and He’s Winning

    08/06/2016 11:39:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/16 | Sylvia Thompson
    What Donald Trump has in his arsenal are the American people who have reached their wit’s end, and that is an even more formidable force A crippling defect in our national psyche makes otherwise reasoning people assume that past noble behavior or past events render some individuals immune to criticism for their current actions. This national weakness plays into the hands of those who would exploit it. By now, all should know that the Muslim father, Khizr Khan, who attacked Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention, is a proponent of sharia law—the same Islamic law that is diametrically opposed...
  • Facing Criticism DNC Concedes – Puts U.S. Flags on Stage For Day #2 of Convention…

    07/26/2016 12:58:38 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 26, 2016 | Sundance
    Multiple outlets noted the complete absence of the U.S. flag during the first day of the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia. However, the DNC rapid response team jumped into action for Day #2.
  • Pledge of Allegiance Had to Be Put on Teleprompter at DNC

    07/26/2016 1:02:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 26, 2016
    Things are off to a rocky start at the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia, with Bernie Sanders supporters screaming over everyone in protest of Hillary Clinton being the nominee and the disgraceful fall of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But what's even more embarrassing for the party that is clearly as divided as Republicans, is the fact that the Pledge of Allegiance had to be put up on teleprompters for the Democrats to be able to recite in unison to kick off the festivities.
  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Patriotism took a back seat to racial grievances last night at the Democratic National Convention, as no American flags were visibly present at an event dedicated to picking a political leader for the United States of America. Alex Pfeifer of the Daily Caller was among those who noticed: The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags. The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
  • Five Great Movies That Celebrate American Patriots

    07/05/2016 5:09:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | July 5, 2016 | John Hanlon
    On the 4th of July, it’s always important to recognize the strength and resolve of the American spirit. At times, it may seem that Hollywood takes that idea for granted but despite that, filmmakers continue to create great patriotic features that remind us about what being an American is all about. With that in mind, here’s a list of five movies — all from the past dozen years—that do a great job in capturing and celebrating American patriots. Miracle (2004): Aside from the 4th of the July, there aren’t that many major events when thousands of people rally around our country and...
  • Sowell: What Are We Celebrating?

    07/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more than one country announcing its independence from another on July 4, 1776. It represented a new form of government — freer and more accountable to its own people than the monarchies common around the world for centuries. What happened in America did not...
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions On Brexit: ‘Now It’s America’s Turn’

    06/24/2016 3:31:38 PM PDT · by Pollard · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Jeff Sessions
    The people spoke from their hearts and with conviction. They considered deep and critical issues never discussed by the international elites. Their strong vote arose not out of fear and pique but out of love for country and pride of place. Their experience with a distant government in Brussels was given a long and fair chance to succeed. In the end, however, they concluded that the costs outweighed the benefits. Often, Britain makes changes that precede U. S. action. The Thatcher movement preceded the Reagan revolution. Both were victories for the people over outdated and corrupt forces. Both were achieved...
  • Nigel Farage claims it is a tight victory for Brexit (Farage Victory Statement)

    06/23/2016 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 53 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/24/2016 | RobinHoodUKIP
    (at :20) NIGEL FARAGE-UNITED KINGDOM INDEPENDENCE PARTY LEADER: "Ladies and gentlemen, there's a dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom (Cheers) This is, this is all if the predictions now are right, this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.. (CHEERS) We have fought, we have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the great merchant banks, we have fought against big politics, we fought against lies, corruption and deceit and today, honesty, decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win....(CHEERS,...
  • Eric Trump: Obama’s Iran Deal Drove My Father to Run for President

    05/30/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    The U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran last year was a deciding factor that compelled Donald Trump to jump into the race for president, the billionaire’s son, Eric Trump, said in a radio interview on Sunday....[on] New York’s AM 970 The Answer radio. “I think that was a game changer for him.” “That is when he finally said, ‘Kids, I am going to it. I am going to give this a real shot,’” Trump continued. Donald Trump has been a vocal opponent of the Iran nuclear deal. At a February speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Trump strongly...
  • Explaining the miracle at Midway (the great movie is on now_

    05/29/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 102 replies
    naval aviation news ^ | MAY 3, 2012
    See story at link; we are celebrating freedom and honoring all those who gave their all. If you have never seen the film, you have no idea what you are missing. I would bet that not 10% of those in high school could even place the battle as being in WWII. We have raised a nation of idiots thanks to the leftists who have destroyed our education system and any sense of patriotism.
  • What the American Flag means to the military

    05/28/2016 6:53:37 PM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
    NA | NA
    Dear Family and Friends I am sending this on Memorial Day as I feel it is to be shared on this special day.A few years ago a Lieutenant Colonel from Camp Parks had read it at the Dublin Senior Center for Our Veterans Day Celebration. Just thought I would pass it on...We were all touched and I hope it touches you as it did us.  As we bow our heads and say a prayer for all the Men and Women that have served and given their lives for us and Our country. The American Flag is not only the symbol...
  • Young Man Pulls Over and Holds Flag Off the Ground Until Help Arrives

    05/28/2016 4:03:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies ^ | May 28, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Cole Dotson was passing by a local school last Sunday when he noticed that an American flag had fallen to the ground. Apparently Dotson did not hesitate and immediately pulled over and lifted the flag from the ground. Fortunately, Cole's grandmother works for the school and came to help raise the flag to its proper position, taking a picture to capture the patriotic moment. Cole's mother was quite proud and wrote, "The flag fell to the ground, he saw it, stopped and held it until someone from school could come and put it back up." “Thank you all for...
  • Why Republicans Will Vote For Trump

    05/27/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hoover Institution's Defining Ideas ^ | May 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If Donald Trump manages to curb most of his more outrageous outbursts by November, most Republicans who would have preferred that he did not receive the nomination will probably hold their noses and vote for him.</p> <p>How could that be when a profane Trump has boasted that he would limit Muslim immigration into the United States, talked cavalierly about torturing terrorist suspects and executing their relatives, promised to deport all eleven-million Mexican nationals who are residing illegally in the U.S., and threatened a trade war with China by slapping steep tariffs on their imports?</p>
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 4

    05/08/2016 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/8/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    Few would disagree that America is experiencing significant political instability today. Many, however, are reluctant to admit the cause. Refusing the lessons of history, civic leaders double down in politically-correct efforts to deny the correlation between moral order and constitutional order. Rejecting all evidence that political stability is not possible without personal virtue, these self-appointed do-gooders pass useless decrees, adding harm upon harm because they are, as Eliot wrote, “absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” It is undeniable that our present political and moral deterioration is directly attributable to decades of coordinated efforts to undermine religious...
  • On Syndicated Columnists and Loving America at the Miami Herald

    04/08/2016 3:39:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 8, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, Leonard Pitts the ace columnist at the Miami Herald, penned a column which, thanks to the beauties of syndication, reached the kitchen tables, living room sofas, and computer screens of many thousands of readers. Pitts, the 2004 Pulitzer Prize awardee for commentary opined, in what was billed “An open letter to American Muslims” that native born Muslims must find it very difficult to love America. He stated that the uniqueness of the modern Islamic dilemma is, “…the question of how-and whether-to love a country that often fails to love you back.” He fleshed out his question by referring,...
  • American Flag Deemed Unacceptable 'Political Statement' At Harvard

    04/01/2016 5:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In another chapter of the ongoing suppression of free speech and expression across university and college campuses via the expansion of leftism, a student of Harvard University joined Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly to share several revealing anecdotes. With stories highlighting students seemingly incapable of tolerating opposing views on the morality of abortion or the display of the American flag, Rachel Huebner added to the growing index of incidents illustrating the advancement of left-wing political culture on campuses nationwide. In an incident in which a student was offended by the American flag, Huebner recalled the story of a friend,...
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990’s the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Reaction to 9/11: Prayer and Patriotism

    12/21/2015 8:08:18 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 20, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    President Obama's reactions to ISIS attacks have become predictable and thin. His words seem to lack an appreciation of the grave conflict underway. Obama's language betrays his adherence to progressive dogma: that the horrific assaults against the West are a nuisance to be managed, minimized, and explained through a value-free deconstruction of history where America sometimes stokes grievances across the Middle East.Although the role and responsibilities of a young government lawyer named Ted Cruz are very different from a sitting president, the accounts of how Cruz responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001 provide some insight into who he...
  • Pregame attitude adjustment

    12/19/2015 12:31:15 PM PST · by RiverDrifter · 1 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletics ^ | November 11, 2015 | Virginia Tech Athletics
    Men's basketball honors veterans in team ceremony
  • There’s a flag-fueled yearbook controversy in Foxborough

    12/13/2015 5:56:02 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 42 replies ^ | December 11, 2015 | Eric Levenson
    The mother of a Foxborough High School student says a photo of her daughter with an American flag was rejected by the school for being "offensive." In a widely shared Facebook post, Lisa Truax wrote that the Red Wing Diner, which employs her daughter, purchased a page in the school yearbook to congratulate her. The photo shows her daughter posing in front of a draped American flag. "Does anyone find this photo offensive? Apparently Foxboro High School finds it offensive," Truax wrote. "They won't allow the picture in the yearbook because it's the American flag. We are American! We live...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Patriotism, si. Nationalism, no.

    10/08/2015 11:50:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A well-informed scholar recently made an important distinction between patriotism and nationalism. “Nationalism is an ideology that implies that there should be no political differences between inhabitants of a nation,” Dr. Steven Grosby of Clemson University said last weekend at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Indianapolis. “The founding fathers had different views and visions,” he reminded the audience. “To be patriotic is not to be equated with an intolerant nationalism,” he argued. “An individual’s patriotism does not preclude other attachments, to one’s religion, for example.” “Nationalism seeks to suppress these.” Perhaps this is why liberals love the...
  • High school students engage in mass disobedience after principal cancels 'America Pride Day'

    10/05/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 10/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Jackson Hole High principal Scott Crisp blamed the results of a student survey and his concerns that some students may feel excluded if they see an American flag for the administration’s decision to cancel “America Pride Day.”
  • Roy P. Benavidez remembered! A GREAT Mexican-American

    08/05/2015 9:03:26 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5 August 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This man must be remembered for what he said and for what he stood for. Suprisingly, the liberal left seems to have forgotten this man already. Roy P. Benavidez. Donald Trump might very well show honor to the productive Hispanic citizens living here by resurrecting his memory. Go here to read: Click here.Go here to see and listen: Click here.Go here for previous FR story: Click here.
  • The Millennial Generation's Problem with Patriotism

    07/27/2015 6:17:41 PM PDT · by giant sable · 7 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | July 27, 2015 | Will DuVal
    Drunkenly waving the American flag at a frat party is not a real demonstration of love for country.
  • Pastor raises Christian flag over 'Old Glory'

    07/19/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 55 replies
    The Pathway ^ | July 14, 2015 | K. Allan Blume
    SHELBY, N.C. (BP) – North Carolina pastor Rit Varriale wants to see churches fly the Christian flag above the American flag as a biblical statement, reversing flag etiquette that calls for the American flag to be flown in the prominent position. Varriale, as senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., said the church installed its first-ever flagpole in order to raise the two flags in a special ceremony after morning worship on Sunday (July 5) in which the Christian flag was raised in the higher position — which prompted interviews by Charlotte-area NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates. “If...
  • America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976: Where were you?

    07/04/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 129 replies
    July 4, 2015 | Shameless Vanity
    Today, America celebrates it's 239th birthday, but do you remember our Bicentennial celebration, July 4, 1976?Come on you older FReepers, and you know who you are.Where were you and what did you do that day, 39 years ago.
  • The Voice of Free America

    07/04/2015 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill
    Youtube ^ | October 11, 1951 | Jimmie Osborne
    THE VOICE OF FREE AMERICA Like the voice of free America, I am pleading now with you, Let’s all shout the word of freedom Throughout Europe and Asia, too. There is no place like our nation, It is led by God’s own hand. Let’s defeat the oppressor And bring peace to every land. Oh, the voice of free America It beams throughout the world, Tells the honest way of life To man and woman, boy and girl. Let’s thank God for all our freedoms. He’s been good to you and me. Let’s unite the willing nations And keep the whole...
  • Smaller Majority "Extremely Proud" to Be an American

    07/03/2015 8:39:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 2, 2015 | Art Swift
    As Independence Day approaches, most in the U.S. say they are proud to be an American, including a slight majority, 54%, who are "extremely proud." The percentage saying they are "extremely proud" is slightly lower than in recent years and down from peaks at and around 70% between 2002 and 2004, after 9/11.
  • [Video]: Sick New "Challenge": People Disrespect, Walk on American Flag

    07/01/2015 5:57:17 AM PDT · by Maceman · 20 replies
    A sick new 'challenge' is going viral, urging people to disrespect and stomp on the American flag. Give us your reaction. See video at: