January 23, 2020
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Tag: Patriotism

Taking a Knee

Let’s start with clarity. The NFL players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem do not have a Constitutional right to do so without possible consequences. The First Amendment’s free speech clause prohibits government entities from preventing...

American Patriotism Divided

On July 4, 1776, American patriots proclaimed the Declaration of Independence. This document and subsequent events changed the history of the world. The Declaration of Independence expressed the inalienable rights of all men to “life, liberty, and...

Chesterton’s Patriotism: A Call for Americans

If you are anything like me, the national news has been hard to follow recently. Neutrality and the press conflict each other like fire and ice and each day it seems news of another potential scandal dominates the front pages. I feel many Americans...

The Cross and the Flag?

In the November wake of 9/11, I bought a small lapel pin at the St. Patrick Cathedral gift shop in New York City.  It depicted a small cross and an American flag, leaning on each other at a 45-degree angle. The pin beautifully linked these two...

Giuliani’s Distracting Remarks

Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani recently said, “I do not believe that the President loves America . . . What I’m saying is that, in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear...

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