Tag: Patriotism

The Ukrainians’ Timeless Example

The start of 2022 has been strange indeed, not only for Europe, but for the entire world, not least of all for the United States. In January and early February a serious affliction was growing much worse in the U.S. and elsewhere. I am not referring...

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...

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...