What did you learn in school today?
Brad Rogers writes in the Bangor Daily News about a simple choice by high school seniors in South Portland. The senior class President of South Portland high school noticed that teachers were harassing students who chose not to say the Pledge of Allegiance, so she looked up state law, […]
Ben Carson seems to have replaced genuine American history with a form of vague mythology, in an incoherent attempt to justify his right wing ideology. His understanding of our nation’s political foundations seems to be no more sophisticated than the tales told to children around the campfire at Boy Scout meetings. […]
It’s the day after the 2014 congressional elections, and the Republicans have trounced the Democrats. What does this mean for America?
If a group of Mississippi Republicans has its way, it means African-Americans back in chains, and compulsory Christian worship for everybody.
A few weeks ago, the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign began. The Campaign’s goal […]
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 […]
Americans who support freedom of religion believe that it ought to be the decision of parents whether to introduce their children into religious rituals. This week, Barack Obama said that he doesn’t agree with that. Obama believes that the federal government, not parents, should decide when American children will proclaim religious oaths. […]
Last year, 15 Republicans in the House of Representatives did their darndest to stop kids at public schools from saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Yes, Republicans opposed the speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance.
These Republicans issued a threat in their bill, H.R. 6783: if a school mandates or even just permits the Pledge of […]
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. […]
Will anyone at the Republican National Convention even apologize for this illegal arrest of journalists attempting to cover the event? I’m not expecting to hear any such admission of wrongdoing. […]
I want to thank J. Clifford for pointing me to Sarah Palin’s responses to the 2006 Eagle Forum Questionnaire. My eyebrows hit the high mark when I read this passage:
Question: Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?
Sarah Palin: Not on your life. If […]