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  • POTUS just tweeted out an AWESOME musical video, "God Bless the USA"

    08/09/2017 2:58:44 PM PDT · by Sidebar Moderator · 38 replies
    White House ^ | August 9, 2017
  • Residents air emotional appeals in support and opposition to Taps

    07/19/2017 7:08:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Pennsyovania Real Time Nes ^ | 19 July A.D. 2017 | Ivy Dejesus
    GLEN ROCK, YORK COUNTY - The naval officer at the center of a debate that has has splintered this quiet town on Wednesday night walked into a packed house and a standing ovation - and a compromise proposal aimed at allowing him to continue to broadcast Taps nightly over a public address system. About 100 Glen Rock residents packed into the borough's ambulance building to lend support to U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Corney, whose nightly broadcast of the military bugle call over an amplification system has pitted residents of this town against those who want the borough to allow...
  • Motorcycle ride, rally planned to support ‘Taps’ in Glen Rock

    07/15/2017 9:49:53 AM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 14 July A.D. 2017 | Abbey Zelko
    More than 1,200 bikers are expected to ride into the Glen Rock area on Wednesday to support a local resident’s daily playing of “Taps.” Riders, who hail from Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, plan to arrive at Freedom Armory in Springfield Township near Glen Rock around 7 p.m., just as July’s Glen Rock Borough Council meeting is getting started, organizer Ryan Walton said. “Taps” will once again be a topic of discussion at the meeting as the council considers the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania’s request to lift the borough’s restriction of the song. The ACLU threatened a federal...
  • When Would You Stop Loving America?

    07/06/2017 8:35:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/05/2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    First let me tardily congratulate Rich Lowry, Charlie Cooke, Ian Tuttle, and Michael Brendan Dougherty for a really outstanding episode of The Editors podcast. It was a joy to listen to, given how much all four really love the American Founding and the debates around it. I learned a lot from it. Just because the Fourth is behind us doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. Here comes the But . . . Around the 50-minute mark I was quite surprised to hear Rich pretty much echo the often-caricatured version of Barack Obama’s American exceptionalism. Rich started by saying...
  • Obama Criticizes ‘Aggressive Kind Of Nationalism’ In Indonesia Speech

    07/05/2017 12:22:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 5, 2017 | Martin Walsh
    Former President Barack Obama delivered a speech overseas Saturday, warning that some nations are becoming too nationalistic. Speaking to a crowd in Jakarta, Indonesia, Obama argued some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism,” adding that there has been an “increased resentment of minority groups.” Though he largely stayed away from discussing President Donald Trump, Obama spoke out against the isolationism and increased nationalism that he sees as a global problem. “We start seeing a rise in sectarian politics, we start seeing a rise in an aggressive kind of nationalism, we start seeing both in developed and developing countries...
  • Do Some Evangelicals Go too Far in Their Efforts to Bring Patriotism into the Church?

    07/05/2017 10:00:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/05/2017 | BY CHRIS QUEEN
    The 2016 presidential election brought politics and faith together in a way that excited some evangelical voters but made others uneasy. Then-candidate Donald Trump courted the evangelical vote in an astonishing and unprecedented way, and the melding of Christianity and nationalism created a most unusual marriage.Trump's nationalism combined with the effort to win evangelical voters gave some Protestant leaders, like the Southern Baptist Convention's Russell Moore, pause. Other leaders, like Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Texas pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, placed themselves firmly within the Trump camp, which paid off come Election Day.Jeffress appears to have doubled...
  • The making of ‘America the Beautiful’

    07/04/2017 1:04:50 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 3, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Katharine Lee Bates, a 33-year-old English literature teacher at Wellesley College, was on “a merry expedition up Pike’s Peak” in Colorado in 1893 when she looked out “over the sea-like expanse of fertile country spreading away so far under those ample skies.” In an instant, she said, “the opening lines of the hymn floated into my mind.” Those lines became “America the Beautiful” — a song that will feature today in countless parades and band concerts. Everyone knows the first verse, with its evocation of “amber waves of grain” and “purple mountain majesties.” But how many have read — let...
  • Obama Warns Americans About Too Much Patriotism — On July 4th Weekend!

    07/02/2017 8:19:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 07/02/17 | Kyle Olson
    While most Americans are gathering with family and community this weekend to celebrate the most exceptional country in the history of the world, Mr. Hope and Change is halfway around the world talking doom and gloom — and criticizing his successor.   Barack Obama visited Indonesia this weekend, and in a series of appearances, attacked love of country and the policies of Donald Trump. The Guardian reports:The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups”, in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary...
  • My fellow liberals hate Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA. I love it (barf alert)

    06/30/2017 5:58:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2017 | Arvin Temkar
    On Independence Day, there’s always room for a syrupy salute. I have an Independence Day tradition: I like to listen to songs about America. My favorites tend to be critical of this country in some way, such as Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” or Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.” These aren’t the flag-waving anthems their titles suggest; they’re searing indictments of a nation that failed its citizens by leaving them poor, stuck and feeling — as Springsteen sings — “like a dog that’s been beat too much.” On our day of national pride, when celebratory words such...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Memorial Day Movies

    05/27/2017 11:43:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2017 | Arthur Herman
    Unlike many of today's 'anti-war' duds, these seven works honor Americans who served in war. Memorial Day is of course when we remember those who died serving their country in our armed services. There was a time when America's movie industry took pride in honoring American servicemen, both the living and the dead; there are a few actors and directors in Hollywood who still do. But since movies about Americans at war have largely gone in the opposite direction since Vietnam, this weekend it might be worthwhile going back to see seven movies that deal with war in an honest...
  • Maxine Waters to Trump supporters: “You’re not nearly as patriotic as we are”

    03/28/2017 1:31:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2017 | AllahPundit
    It’s funny watching this speech a day after rumors circulated that the White House was planning to make some sort of major legislative outreach to the Congressional Black Caucus. I … don’t get the sense that Waters will be part of that effort.What’s her problem with Trump anyway? Thanks to pressure from the progressive base, Democrats in Congress are now duty bound to renounce him the way Catholics renounce Satan at a baptism, but Waters has been doing it with special relish. Last month she said of Trump and his cabinet, “This is a bunch of scumbags, that’s what...
  • Former CBS anchor Dan Rather writing book on patriotism [cataclysmic barf]

    03/09/2017 10:07:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2017 10:59 AM EST | Hillel Italie
    Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor who has become a prominent voice against President Donald Trump, is working on a book about patriotism. Rather’s “What Unites Us” will be published Nov. 7 by Algonquin Books, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The book is a collection of essays about topics ranging from civil rights to schools and libraries and what it means to be an American. Rather’s previous works include the memoirs “Rather Outspoken” and “I Remember.” …
  • India arrests 12 for not standing during national anthem

    12/19/2016 10:38:14 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    Caption - Indian movie goers stand up as national anthem is played at a movie hall before the screening of a movie in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. A ruling by India's Supreme Court last month said that the anthem must be played before every film screening in the country and that audiences must stand. The court said the rule was aimed at instilling a sense of patriotism. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) NEW DELHI – Twelve people have been arrested in southern India for not standing while the national anthem was being...
  • Michelle Obama not proud of America Again

    12/17/2016 6:37:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2016 | Deborah Tyler
    Michelle Obama once told us that she had never been proud of her country until her husband was nominated for the presidency. She just told Oprah Winfrey we Americans are entering a time of hopelessness – "we are feeling what not having hope feels like." The end of hope is a severe condemnation. No pride is to be bestowed on people without hope. But it is what Mrs. Obama believes. She was not proud of America until she was 44 years old, when she said of her husband's 2008 Democrat presidential nomination, "For the first time in my adult life,...
  • Looping Back to the EIGHTIES: What to Avoid this Go-Round? (Vanity)

    12/10/2016 7:33:15 AM PST · by txhurl · 47 replies
    Been there, let's go back! ^ | 12/10/2016 | self
    In trying to depict what an 80s redux will be like to my young'uns, less the crackbabies, AIDS, smog, etc., the most profound human recovery will be Freedom, which most kids under 30 don't seem to have an acquaintance with. Since 9/11, American culture has taken a permanent nosedive: music, film, art, education, everything, and here we are with a clean re-boot handed to us by DJT. What do you want to bring back? What should we diligently avoid as consequences of freedom and prosperity that half the nation doesn't have the experience or wisdom to handle competently this time...
  • 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...