The Pledge of Allegiance is offensive to many people, for many different reasons. Some religious groups take exception to the idea of taking an oath of loyalty to a government. Atheist citizens are bothered by the Pledge of Allegiance because it requires people to swear an oath in part to “God”, a religious character that [...]
In late June 2013, I shared information with you about Restore the Fourth protests taking place in 34 cities across the United States. These demonstrations react to the news that President Barack Obama has unleashed a vast civilian and military surveillance program, collecting up all phone, e-mail, text message and large-provide internet traffic — including [...]
When Barack Obama failed to wear a lapel pin during the 2008 presidential race, FOX News went ape over it:
The conservative blogosphere couldn’t stop talking about it for months. Flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin.
So surely Michelle Malkin, Pamela Gellar, FOX News and the gang will be rolling [...]
I am so excited.
I got a letter in the mail today, a letter containing a very special card and a very special message just for me:
The next time some conservative comes up to me and tells me I’m not a Real American, I’ll just pull this card out of my wallet and [...]
The right-wing blogosphere is agog at President Barack Obama for saying the following to journalist Bob Woodward earlier this summer:
I said very early on, as a Senator and continue to believe, as a presidential candidate and now as president, that we can absorb a terrorist attack. We will do everything we can to prevent [...]
The fundamentalist Christian American Family Association is a hairtrigger organization, calling boycotts against companies for the moral outrage of not using the word “Christmas” in advertising, even when, um, they actually do use the word.
The same AFA is calling for Americans to summon up their patriotic fervor to take part in the Tea Party [...]
During the Bush years, we heard again and again from members of the Democratic Party that “Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism.” They were right. Mark Twain put it another way:
The citizen who thinks he sees that the commonwealth’s political clothes are worn out, and yet holds his peace and does not agitate [...]
“We believe that the best of America is in the small towns that we get to visit, and in the wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the [...]
Under the cult proposed by the GOP platform, the deity to be worshipped would be the state itself. The nation of the United States of America would be elevated to the status of a god. [...]