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 […]

Will the American Flag and Pledge of Allegiance Return to the Classroom?

I attended public schools from kindergarten through high school in two different states.  In every school, our day was started with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States.  We were taught proper flag etiquette, what the flag stood for and to be proud of America. When I look at the American flag, I can’t help but think about all of the hundreds of thousands of Americans that gave their lives or parts of their bodies defending that flag.  Like millions of other Americans, Read more […]

The Unlikely Lawyer Who’s Defending Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had an interesting exchange yesterday with gay marriage defender Ted Olson on when homosexual marriage was outlawed. Olson could not answer the question. Who is Ted Olson, and why is he defending gay marriage before the highest court in the land? Olson wrote the cover story for the now defunct Newsweek magazine with the title “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage.” You may remember Ted Olson as an Assistant Attorney General (Office of Legal Counsel) Read more […]

Arizona High School Graduates to Swear Oath to Constitution?

Scandal is once again rocking the streets and social media pages of Arizona where a group of Republican legislators are asking for the unthinkable.  They have proposed a bill that would require all graduating seniors to take a loyalty oath to the Constitution of the United States of America.  Worse yet, the end of the oath has them, oh this is almost too scandalous to say out loud, but it says, ‘So help me God.’ Bob Thorpe (R-District 6 in northern Arizona) along with 5 other Republican Read more […]