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  • UKRAINE: Mr. Putin’s Power Play

    04/16/2014 7:53:20 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 15, 2014 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    When President Vladimir Putin of Russia talks about what is happening in Ukraine these days, it is as if he’s looking into a mirror. He says fascists and nationalists are running amok in Kiev, even as Crimea is annexed in the name of Great Russia; he says Russians are threatened in eastern Ukraine, even as Russia directs secessionists there to seize administrative buildings and arms; he calls on President Obama to use his influence to prevent the use of force in Ukraine, even as he puts a major military force on the Ukrainian border. This ploy was a fixture of...
  • UNITED UKRAINE: The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for combat.

    04/14/2014 3:34:52 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 29 replies
    Channel 5 ^ | 4-14-2014 2 hours ago
    21:14 The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for combat. "As of today, Ukraine's armed forces are prepared to fulfill the tasks defined by decision of the National Security and Defense," A statement made by Acting Minister for Defense Mykhailo Koval on First National TV Channel. He went on to say that the armed forces can take action without a declaration of martial law under the anti-terrorist operation. - Channel5
  • The New America a grotesque vestige of American the Beautiful

    04/06/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    From Kim Kardashian’s butt to Miley Cyris’ obscene gyrations, clearly our American culture has popped, exploded, gone to hell in a hand basket, and is just plain offensive and out-of-control. Once again, the NATIONAL ENQUIRER tells it the way it is by featuring the re-release of the iconic art book WHITE TRASH UNCUT by outstanding photographer Christopher Makos. (1). His first edition is available for a whopping $500 a copy, but this second release is selling at $50 each and includes 40 new pix of the decline and fall of Western Civilization in full disgust. Makos is “the first photographer...
  • Captain America: Red, White, and False: Hollywood politics with fake patriotism.

    04/04/2014 8:04:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2014 | Armond White
    Seen close up on the 3D screen, actor Chris Evans’s ruddy lips, bright complexion, and sparkling eyes look like a Pop Art personification of red, white, and blue patriotism in Marvel Studios’ Captain American: The Winter Soldier. Referred to as “The greatest soldier of all time” by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), his paramilitary boss at S.H.I.E.L.D., Evans’s Steve Rogers, who was scientifically re-engineered into the ever-youthful, muscle-bound World War II veteran of the title, represents a timeless idea of American strength and virtue: “I’m 95, I’m not dead,” he tells flirtatious superhero colleague Natasha (Scarlett Johanssen). Evans’s cartoon...
  • UKRAINE STATE SYMBOL IS BEING MADE VISIBLE FROM SPACE

    04/01/2014 6:58:10 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | March 21 | Déco Sol Decor
    90-year-old hutsul Anastasios Kozak laid out on the slopes of the Carpathian Mountains State symbol Ukraine-Trident, which is visible from space. Stone Mountain Kozak wore their usual business bag, which is placed 10-12 kilograms najbìlìšogo of Marl. From the quarry to the slope, where it was to be the Trident, to overcome nearly a kilometer. Over the summer, the former upìvec′ issued to mount more trucks of stone. According to the author, so he paid homage to the memory of their fallen fellow of Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Glory To Heroes!
  • Patriotism from Life-Saving to Destructive Force

    03/17/2014 1:56:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Below is one of the most lucid and insightful analyses of patriotism I've come across, dissecting the various stages through which this sentiment can go and clarifying at which of them it can or does become toxic. "All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.", said the Swiss Paracelsus, one of the early chemists, founder of the discipline of toxicology. Even the best life-giving medicine, capable of restoring health if used in the appropriate way, may cause serious harm if misused and administered in the wrong...
  • Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again

    03/15/2014 5:09:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “It’s about time that someone on our side, someone truly on our side who shares our convictions, presented us with a viable plan that has a real chance of making a difference in changing America’s political class for the better. Steve Deace has done just that, with this provocative, smart, bold, innovative, and powerful book.”David Limbaugh To put it bluntly, for too long we have lacked a plan. Venting on social media isn’t a plan. Calling a talk radio show like mine isn’t a plan. Marches are not a plan. Blogging isn’t a plan. To be certain, all of those...
  • WATCH: Patriotic Picture Taken at Texas High School Creates Buzz, Makes Teacher Proud

    03/10/2014 8:12:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-10-2014 | TRN
    We love this video. At a time when we have appeals court judges who have contempt for our flag, we discover this terrific young man, whose gratitude could teach us all a lesson… WATCH:
  • Patriotic picture taken at Cy-Fair High School creates buzz (texas)

    03/09/2014 4:01:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    It's a normal part of the school day for many students and teachers, but what happened Friday during the pledge and moment of silence that follows at Cy-Fair High School is creating quite a buzz, thanks to a teacher who captured the moment on camera. 
  • "April Morning" - April 19, 1775: The first day of the American Revolution (Movie Review)

    10/29/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | August 22, 2001 | John Elsegood
    This is simply a gem of a movie based on Howard Fast's excellent 1962 novel,( which I still have), of the first day of hostilities between colonists and Britain. There may have been bigger blockbusters made about the American Revolution (The Patriot, Revolution etc) but to me this under- rated 1988 film is a true classic, capturing the quintessential decency of American colonial village life in Lexington and the developing tensions and conflict on that fateful day of 19th April 1775. I agree with the 2 previous reviewers that this film is a great teaching tool. It shows many things:...
  • California students forfeit constitutional rights to Mexicans

    03/06/2014 11:25:43 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 5, 2014 | Linda Bentley
    Last week a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel affirmed the U.S. District Court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of Morgan Hill Unified School District, a civil rights suit brought by high school students who were asked to remove clothing bearing images of the American flag after school officials learned of threats of race-related violence during a school-sanctioned celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
  • A Tale Of Two 'Diverse' American Flag Incidents: “IDGAF,” v. “The Least I Could Do Was Pick It Up”

    03/02/2014 4:35:30 AM PST · by IChing · 24 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/28/14 | Donald Joy
    During my time on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, I was all too familiar with the occasional sight of certain less than honorable personnel hustling to get to their cars at 1700 hours, just as The Star Spangled Banner started playing over the base public address system, and the flag-lowering ceremony of “Retreat” got underway. You see, during Retreat, all activity is supposed to stop. All personnel who are outdoors are supposed to halt in their tracks, stand at attention, and turn and face the flag (or simply face the direction of the source of music if they...
  • Nationalism or Patriotism?

    03/01/2014 9:54:15 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Is nationalism a good thing or a bad thing? Some people say that nationalism is bad, whereas patriotism is good. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as love for one's country or devotion for it, even to the point of sacrifice. It seems that there is no excess of patriotism in this sense, as it's always positive. The Merriam-Webster gives this example of use of the term: "You may not agree with him politically, but no one can question his patriotism." The two examples offered by the same source for "nationalism", on the other hand, are: "The war...
  • Zombies, the Apocalypse, and the Decline of the Republic

    02/22/2014 8:05:49 AM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-22-14 | Dave The Sage
    Apocalypticism has exploded in popularity and, while nuclear war and pandemics have always been a starting point, the concept of the Zombie Apocalypse trumps them all. The appeal and wild popularity of shows like The Walking Dead, movies like World War Z, and the slew of apocalyptic, gloom and doom series and specials on cable television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. But the reasons behind such interest are often subconscious at times and not fully understood. The Leftist activist and agitator Noam Chomsky was recently asked “why there’s this preoccupation with the apocalypse and with zombies right now...
  • Beer fridge gives free brews to Canadian Olympians at Sochi

    02/12/2014 12:17:20 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Fox News
    Molson Coors wants to give its fellow Canadians competing at the Olympics a special edge. A beer fridge has reportedly been installed in Team Canada Olympic House in Sochi, fully stocked with free beer. All the Olympians need to do is have their passports.
  • Looks like this kid is a future double major in patriotism and awesome..

    02/11/2014 9:54:07 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I'll bet if this photo was taken today this little boy would've been snatched up by Child Protective Service for being taught to discriminate on the basis of color.Then they might notice the other stuff...
  • “…And another great day in this, the greatest country on God’s green earth.”

    02/05/2014 11:27:16 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-04-14 | Wordsmith
    That is the opening and closing tagline to the Michael Medved Show. And it annoys some people. Whether true or not (and it's true), apparently taking pride in one's country and expressing it so blatantly and unapologetically is an offensive "no-no". At least to some. And those "some people" I am talking about are most assuredly somewhere left of center. While I did not find the Super Bowl Coca-Cola commercial offensive nor "un-American" like some Americans (remember the old "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" Coca-Cola commercial?), I do find this deeply un-American, idiotic, asinine, and blockheaded: Students...
  • Colorado high school to students: No celebrating America. But Cinco De Mayo is just fine.

    02/05/2014 8:05:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    Hey - if they can expel a kid for eating a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun, they are capable of any kind of idiocy. Fox News: Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans."They said they didn't want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants," a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. "They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable."The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio: 38 Arizona inmates who defaced flag to eat only bread, water

    01/24/2014 6:29:17 AM PST · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Faith Karimi
    A diet of bread and water is the punishment for dozens of Arizona inmates who allegedly defaced American flags placed in their jail cells. The 38 male inmates are part of the Maricopa County jail system, which is under the control of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio. For their alleged unpatriotic acts, the sheriff said Thursday, they'll survive on bread and water for seven days. "These inmates have destroyed the American flag that was placed in their cells," Arpaio said. "Tearing them, writing on them, stepping on them, throwing them in the toilet, trash or wherever they feel. It's a disgrace...
  • Jessie Vetter's Team USA goalie mask required to remove Constitution rendering

    01/16/2014 7:21:12 PM PST · by workerbee · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/16/14 | Karl de Vries
    When Team USA women’s hockey goalie Jessie Vetter takes to the ice next month at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, her mask will be missing something. Namely, the U.S. Constitution. The International Olympic Committee, citing regulation, has required the 28-year-old goalie to remove an inscription bearing “We the People” on a custom mask made for her. The mask’s artist, Ron Slater, told FoxNews.com that he believes the IOC sees it as “propaganda” promoting the United States over other countries – anathema to an event in which all athletes are regarded equally. “It ruffles the wrong feathers, I guess,” said...
  • What do real conservatives want in a candidate? Here is my list

    12/12/2013 6:52:19 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 23 replies
    None | Original content
    No candidate is perfect. But here are some of the things that would be on MY list if I could design my perfect candidate for office. Candidates should believe: • Taxes should he lowered whenever possible and never raised unless emergency funds are needed to repel an invading army. • The federal budget should be balanced ASAP and then stay that way. • The federal government should not take on new debt. • The federal income tax is an abomination and should be ended. • A return to the gold standard should take place ASAP. • The U.S.A. is and...
  • A place to renew patriotism [A Texan Discovers New England]

    12/07/2013 8:21:53 AM PST · by Dysart · 79 replies
    Startlegram ^ | 12-6-13 | Richard Greene
    Few things renew American patriotism better than a trip to New England. My wife and I had the opportunity to do that recently when we visited our daughter, who is working on a film project there for a couple of months. Although we had been to Boston before, we were reminded of the city’s realities even before reaching the bag claim area at the airport. This is the place where the notion took flight that simple colonists could recover their birthright of freedom by tearing themselves away from the oppressive rule of the British king and launching an experiment in...
  • Civil War And The Litmus Test: Will You Shoot Americans?

    11/30/2013 8:51:53 AM PST · by drypowder · 46 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | Nov. 30, 2013 | Clash Daily
    Dr Garrow was recently contacted by a high ranking military official who implored him to reveal the truth about a “litmus test” that is being proposed by the Obama administration to the military asking the question “will you shoot Americans if they won’t give you their guns?” video interview at http://clashdaily.com/2013/11/civil-war-litmus-test-will-shoot-americans/#ciSxhe4KJWgFUdde.99
  • Patriotic Educational Christmas Gifts for Kids 6-12?

    11/27/2013 8:19:18 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 12 replies
    Shameless Vanity | November 27, 2013 | AZLiberty
    Going into the shopping season, any ideas for Christmas gifts that inspire patriotism -- for kids 6-12 years?
  • Just watched "Last Ounce of Freedom"...WOW...I wish everyone would see it.

    11/04/2013 1:40:24 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/04/13 | American Dream 246
    I just watched "Last Ounce of Courage" on Netflix...wow..absolutely beautiful! That's what I am waiting for from us - to wake up and fight. And they won because here is NO law that can stop us to fight for what we believe in - just intimidation. But for some reason intimidation works. We are letting it happen! If we could make sure as many American as possible watch that movie, may be, just may be we would wake up more of us and may be, just may be we could win back all those freedom that we lost and are...
  • I Miss Ronald Reagan (total vanity)

    11/02/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT · by workerbee · 54 replies
    11/2/13 | Me
    I miss Ronald Reagan.I miss having a president that loves this country.I miss having a president who is OF this country!I miss the optimism he inspired, for us and for the world.I miss his humbleness and his humor.I miss his leadership, and his class.Thank you - Rest in peace, Mr. President.
  • How English Are You? Take the Test

    10/24/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Oct 2013
    Is the English sense of patriotism fading? According to a poll, English people are more likely to know the date of St Patrick's Day than St George's. Find out how English you are by taking our testEnglish people are more likely to be able to name the date of the US Independence Day and St Patrick's Day than St George's Day, according to a new poll. The survey found only 40 per cent were able to identify St George’s Day as falling on April 23, compared with 71 per cent who could give July 4 as the American national holiday...
  • How we Europeans differ from Americans

    10/09/2013 12:54:22 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 25 replies
    2013/09/10 | WesternCulture
    We Europeans secretly admire the US. Sometimes, we fail to understand America though and on such occasions it feels good to label Americans as "ignorant", "materialistic", "uncivilized" etc. Never mind. Let's continue to run the World together, but contribute to it in different manners. Below, some few clips illustrating what we Europeans do better than any other part of Humanity.
  • Mika: Ted Cruz, Like-Minded Republicans Don’t Love America

    10/07/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 7, 2013 | Staff
    Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski told fellow panelists Monday she thought that Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Republicans like him don’t love the country because of their battles to defund Obamacare that she believes led to the government shutdown, drawing the ire of host Joe Scarborough. “That shows just how much they hate him and don’t love the country, and that’s what’s scary about this,” she said. “If they actually go through with this, this is about something else.” “Are you saying they don’t love the country?” Scarborough asked. “Are you saying they do? Ted Cruz and his group...
  • The Moment a Soccer Crowd Turns a National Anthem SNAFU Into a ‘Chilling’ Example of Patriotism

    09/30/2013 1:40:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | september 30, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    During Friday’s Sporting KC Major League Soccer game, technical difficulties plagued what was supposed to be a performance by Dr. Cameron Smith. His moment to shine was thwarted by a faulty public address system and two misbehaving microphones. So that’s when the fans in Kansas City decided to step up and deliver a rousing rendition of the song themselves. The result? As one person who caught it on video put it, “chilling.”
  • Runner logs one mile for every fallen Vietnam Vet

    09/21/2013 9:35:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    MapsoftheWorld.com ^ | 22-Sep-2013 | staff reporter
    Runner Michael Bowen has finished running over 58,000 miles- one for every US vet who lost his life during the Vietnam War. Bowen, 65 living in Michigan has been running since 1982 despite suffering from colon cancer and having three surgeries on his knees.
  • Let's Roll: Motorcyclists Prove Patriotism over Muslim March

    09/12/2013 4:06:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    #2MillionBikerstoDC should be trending. Despite being denied riding permits by D.C. city officials, motorcyclists from across the nation honored 9/11 victims and the U.S. Armed Forces Wednesday by rumbling more than 900,000 strong through the Capitol. The bikers reportedly wore name tags of the fallen. The military also showed their support in favor of the patriotic ride.  Marine salutes bikers in greeting! Got pic from #2MBikers Facebook page! So AWESOME! #2MillionBikerstoDCpic.twitter.com/13l1GvuVAf — singlemom411 (@singlemom411) September 11, 2013 The turnout easily trumped the “Million Muslim March,” which, as an afterthought, was renamed the “Million American March Against Fear on 9-11.” Only...
  • Judicial Watch: Defense Department Teaching Documents Suggest Conservative Views "Extremist"

    08/25/2013 11:47:59 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | Judicial Watch
    Defense Document Suggests Colonists Fighting British Rule were members of “extremist movement” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depicting conservative organizations as “hate groups” and advising students to be aware that “many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” The documents repeatedly cite the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for identifying “hate groups.”
  • AT FULL MAST: Anthony Weiner LOVES waving flags at parades

    08/13/2013 10:44:47 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 27 replies
    Daily News ^ | 08/13/13 | Adam Edelman
    Take a look at the wacky mayoral hopeful’s top six flag-waving moments on the campaign trail. While his own flagpole may have gotten him in a lot of trouble, Anthony Weiner definitely isn’t experiencing an aversion to flags as a result. In fact, the embattled mayoral candidate can’t get enough of them.
  • The Need for Nations

    08/10/2013 5:55:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 4 replies
    http://www.roger-scruton.com ^ | August 8th, 2013 | Roger Scruton
    The project of European integration, advanced by politicians and elites of defeated nations in the wake of the Second World War, was founded on the belief that nationhood and national self-determination were the prime causes of the wars that had ruined Europe. There were disputes as to who started it: Napoleon? Bismarck? The French Revolutionaries? The Revolutionaries of 1848? The Reactionaries and Monarchists? Metternich? Talleyrand? Garibaldi? Fichte? Wagner? Louis XIV? But, however far back you went, in the eyes of the post-war political survivors, you came across the demon of nationalism, locked in conflict with the pure spirit of Enlightenment....
  • The Revival of British Patriotism?

    07/30/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri Beside the birth of Prince George, the most significant event to take place in Britain over the last few months has been the incredible rise of a small party opposed to immigration, multiculturalism, the European Union, same-sex marriage — in short, all the things loved by the main parties and ruining Britain. Coming almost from nowhere, with support of barely 5% of the population, the UK Independent Party (UKIP) had a historical victory in November 2012, achieving a record second place in the by-election held in the northern town of Rotherham...
  • Ashamed of Patriotism

    07/30/2013 7:38:24 AM PDT · by National Review · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | July 30, 2013 | National Review
    The 9/11 museum director’s revulsion at patriotism is part of a larger collapse in national confidence. By Charles C. W. Cooke History shows that great and dominant societies can survive a great number of awful things without succumbing to collapse, but that they rarely outlast the gradual disintegration of national self-confidence. With this in mind, consider the words of one Michael Shulan, who “really believes” that “the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently.” Mr. Shulan, who is the creative director of the 9/11 Memorial...
  • Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American

    07/28/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28 2013 | MELISSA KLEIN
    Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American
  • Photo of 2 boys standing at attention during the national anthem (July 4)

    07/11/2013 7:12:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 4, 2013 | Cindy Flannagan Hendrix
    This photo was taken and posted on Facebook by a woman named Cindy Flannagan Hendrix on the facebook group, Submarine wives. Her caption is below the pic: ***I TOOK THIS PHOTO THROUGH THE WINDOW INSIDE MY HOUSE***Felt the need to share this picture I took yesterday. We are currently stationed in Albuquerque NM. These boys got off their bikes at 5pm as colors and the National anthem started. They stood at attention in the direction of the flag and didn't move until it was done. I was most impressed with the removal of their helmets. This made my day seeing...
  • A New Birth of American Freedom, Again

    07/08/2013 5:53:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Star Parker
    A Fourth of July Gallup poll presented an interesting picture about our country. Americans overwhelmingly express pride in being American, yet the division is wide and deep about what being an American means. Eighty-five percent of respondents say they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be an American. Yet, 71 percent say they think the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be “disappointed” how the country has turned out. Only 15 percent of conservatives and 12 percent of Republicans say the signers of the Declaration would be “pleased” with how the country has turned out. But, 41 percent of...
  • Was the American Revolution a holy war?

    07/07/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2013 | James P. Byrd
    Holy war can seem like something that happened long ago or that happens far away — the Crusades of medieval Europe, for example, or jihadists fighting secular forces today. But since their country’s founding, Americans have often thought of their wars as sacred, even when the primary objectives have been political. This began with the American Revolution. When colonists declared their independence on July 4, 1776, religious conviction inspired them. Because they believed that their cause had divine support, many patriots’ ardor was both political and religious. They saw the conflict as a just, secular war, but they fought it...
  • 4th of July Playlist (What are the best patriotic songs?)

    07/03/2013 8:42:43 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 75 replies
    July 3, 2013 | Self
    Other than the obvious American patriotic songs like "The Star-Spangled Banner" or "America the Beautiful" what are some other great American patriotic songs that could go on a 4th of July playlist?
  • Happy 237th birthday, America (FOR GOD AND COUNTRY)

    07/03/2013 11:00:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | July 02, 2013 | Jerry Newcombe
    Exclusive: Jerry Newcombe stresses founders' reverence for Creator-endowed rights Here’s a trivia question for you. The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in one hand. What is she holding in the other? It looks like a book, in tablet form. The answer is the Declaration of Independence, since the tablet is engraved with July 4, 1776, in Roman numerals. The great British writer G.K. Chesterton once said, “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence.” Two hundred thirty...
  • Fortnight for Freedom 2013 (June 21 to July 4)

    06/19/2013 6:22:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Patheos ^ | May 15, 2013
    Fortnight for Freedom 2013 is around the corner!The Fortnight, which begins June 21 and ends July 4 is a call for both prayer and activity on behalf of our first American Freedom — Freedom of Religion.From the USCCB website: The Fortnight for Freedom, which we celebrated for the first time last year, takes place from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. Last year, we saw a great diversity of events promoting religious freedom across the country. In 2013, we face many challenges to religious liberty, including the August...
  • Putin Slams Obama's B.S.

    06/15/2013 3:55:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | John Ransom
    Well apparently a president can’t just make new lows for respect of American moral authority in one single term and then let it go at that. Nope. Apparently after getting stiff-armed by our ideological enemies once in the first Obama term- turning his back on American values and getting called out on it- the administration felt the need to demonstrate crumbling American might and values by going back to that well early in the second term too. During the first term, we suffered the embarrassment of the Chinese Communist who publicly lectured Obama about straying away from capitalism and taking...
  • For Flag Day, "The Flag"

    06/14/2013 7:22:32 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 14, 2013 | Gina Miller
    It is the most easily-recognized flag in the world, the flag of the United States of America. It is the symbol of our great nation, a nation that was the envy and the desire of the world, and for so long, the light of nations for freedom and prosperity. Our nation is under attack from within, at the hands of those who run our federal government and other institutions. Even our flag, for many years now, has been a target of those who hate us. Some of us have become disheartened and weary of speaking out against the evil forces...
  • Today Is Flag Day

    06/14/2013 4:43:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 22 replies
    self | June 14, 2013 | knarf
    At least, as I remember it from some ... 58 years ago .. it is
  • Obama Tear Down this Wall: China on Capitalism, Russia on Domestic Snooping

    06/13/2013 4:16:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | John Ransom
    Well apparently a president can’t just make new lows for respect of American moral authority in one single term and then let it go at that. Nope. Apparently after getting stiff-armed by our ideological enemies once in the first Obama term- turning his back on American values and getting called out on it- the administration felt the need to demonstrate crumbling American might and values by going back to that well early in the second term too. During the first term, we suffered the embarrassment of the Chinese Communist who publicly lectured Obama about straying away from capitalism and taking...
  • HGTV: Use American Flag as Table Cloth

    06/12/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    HGTV viewers are expressing outrage after the network suggested they use American flags as table cloths for Fourth of July celebrations, calling offensive, un-American and an insult to the American military. “Using an American flag as a table cloth dishonors all Americans who love Old Glory – especially those who gave their lives defending it,” one viewer wrote. “No one dies for a table cloth.” The HGTV website featured a segment titled, “Classic Fourth of July Table Setting Ideas.”The photographs show bowls of fruit and a jar of lemonade sitting atop Old Glory. They called the flag an “unconventional table”...
  • The Battle of Midway And The Passing of The Torch

    06/10/2013 3:28:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The final World War II veteran to serve in the United States Senate died on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Frank Lautenberg’s passing is significant, and every American should understand why. Fifty-two years ago, fellow World War II vet John F. Kennedy told America that “the torch has been passed to a new generation.” That torch is now burning out; an era has ended, and many wonder if America will ever see another like it. To try and understand, go back seven decades to the empty sea west of Hawaii in June 1942. Only...