The Pseudo-Patriotism of the Pledge of Allegiance

The Washington Times is the more conservative of the two traditional newspapers published for our nation’s capital. The editors decided to publish a story about rather obscure events in Hampden, Maine—a town of fewer than 5000 persons just southwest of Bangor. They seem to think that their readership would be interested to know that a couple of the town councilmen have stopped standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Brann, who’s served on the council for 14 years, told The Blaze that he Read more […]

The State Can’t Be Benevolent Because it Doesn’t Have any Money

The Obama administration believes the State — erroneously called “government” — is in the salvation business. The belief is so pervasive that it colors every program proposed by Washington. Sadly, millions of Americans willingly accept the canard that State-initiated directives are the engine of change for all that’s good in society. If history is any indicator, the faith is ill-placed. How many past political regimes that promised salvation instead brought tyranny and oppression? The Read more […]