Sen. John McCain’s first and most important allegiance was always as an American. ‘No association has ever meant more to me than that,’ he said, when conceding the election of 2008.
America is not whatever you want it to be. America is not freedom from worry. It is not free stuff from the taxpayer. It is not a guarantee that you will be successful in life.
Professional sports are overrun with schmaltzy patriotic displays that are not at all necessary and definitely should not be required for athletes.
Russia’s total ban from the upcoming Winter Olympics is a warning about the illusions of Vladimir Putin’s style of chest-thumping nationalism.
Vice President Mike Pence attended the Indianapolis Colts hosting the San Francisco 49ers game Sunday. After the national anthem, Pence left. Cue Twitter mobs.
We likely wouldn’t be having this conversation if the NFL had to operate under the same rules as any other billion-dollar corporation.
For many people, these national anthem knees simply come off like people being jerks about the national anthem because they don’t like President Trump.
The NFL protests have cleverly put the ‘Resistance’ on one side and President Trump on the other—along with the national anthem, the flag, and military veterans.
Despite his liberal, pacifist inclinations, my father answered his country’s call during the Vietnam War, and worked as a U.S. Army medic.
It’s almost 4th of July. What better way to celebrate than to taste a bunch of hot dogs and confirm every preconceived notion anyone outside your immediate circle has about you?
It’s my humble opinion that New Yorkers, generally among our most highly educated, paradoxically understand among the least.
By conscientious study and reflection, Frederick Douglass acquired a strong and proud American patriotism that he would retain for the rest of his life. Two Harvard professors say otherwise.
Politicians have no business directing or defining patriotism for the rest of us. That goes for Barack Obama. And also for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump tweeted that flag burning should lead to harsh consequences. He’s wrong, but so are those on the left who denigrate America and her symbols.
If my country is going to tell me how to pray, America ceases to be America, and I cease to wear this flag with pride. That is this soldier’s line in the sand.
Besides honoring nearly two centuries of tradition, Election Day voting is more secure against fraud, the friendliest to outsider candidates, and the best for a fully-informed electorate.
Ye shall know them by their dangling hands when the flag goes by, and frown at them.
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