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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Apparently, Michele Bachmann thinks that Americans would love to see a repeat of the McCarthy hearings. Count me out.
“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
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.
This is my map of patriotism in the United States. Some of the 50 states had two Senators who acted in allegiance to their Oaths of Office to “support and defend the Constitution” by voting NO against the FISA Amendments Act, the bill to become