In 2018, Gallup reported that American patriotism was at a record low. Liberals’ patriotism declined even when Barack Obama was president. Fifty-one percent of liberals were “extremely” proud to be American in 2013, but only 36 percent felt that way in 2016, with the number declining every year in between. Just 33 percent of 18... Read More
American patriotism is at a record-low, according to a new Gallup poll. Only 47 percent of respondents are “extremely proud” to be American, and most of the decline has taken place among Democrats. In 2013 — only five years ago — 56 percent of Democrats said they were “extremely proud” of being American. Now it’s... Read More
Tomorrow, July 4, 2018 is the 242 anniversary of the date chosen to stand as the date the 13 British colonies declared independence. According to historians, the actual date independence was declared was July 2, 1776, with the vote of the Second Continental Congress. Other historians have concluded that the Declaration of Independence was not... Read More
I sometimes wonder if America’s greatest threat is the population’s hyper-patriotism. The bulk of the population is now at work shutting down the NFL players’ First Amendment rights, and none of the incensed censors are capable of understanding that it is they, and not the NFL players, who are attacking the U.S. Constitution. We have... Read More
Is Sitting During the National Anthem an Acceptable Form of Protest?
If you don’t think it takes guts to stay seated during the National Anthem, then buy a ticket for a major sporting event –let’s say, a baseball game– and refuse to stand up when the singing starts. Then you’ll see the fur fly. Then you’ll see how rankled people get when you don’t participate in... Read More
EU panel seeks power to fine, censor and fire journalists By Stephen C. Webster Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:09 EST A series of recommendations issued Monday (PDF) by the European Union’s “High Level Group” proposes the establishment of “media councils” in every member state that would be monitored by the European Commission and given the... Read More