Yesterday, Steve Daines moved to take the United States one step closer to nationalist totalitarianism. Daines, a Republican U.S. Senator from Montana, introduced a resolution, S.J. Res 46, that would establish a government-sponsored nationalist religion and forbid anyone in the United States from violating the
Plenty of Americans have died fighting in wars, but none of those wars were fought specifically in order to defend any flag. They were fought to grab land from native people, to expand influence overseas, and to fight off British imperialism, but never has a war been fought by the U.S. military in which the survival of the U.S. flag was an issue of contention.
In 1996, the Republican Party introduced a new plank to its party platform: “…We benefit from our differences, but we must also strengthen the ties that bind us to one another. Foremost among those is the flag. Its deliberate desecration is not ‘free speech’…” At