“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's Flag Day.....observe it!

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Today is Flag Day. For those who didn't know that, here's a brief history.....

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.[1]

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

If you have a flag and a place to display it, be sure to get it out today.


Angie Lee said...

Probably the only patriotic thing Wilson did during his entire administration.

Although you gotta give him credit for the remorse he expressed over the damage he did to the country during the disastrous-for-America year of 1913.... even though it came AFTER he left office....

ed said...

Didn't realize you were such a student of history Angie. I admit my knowledge of history is woefully inadequate. My second biggest regret in college was not taking more history and government classes and of course, remembering what I studied. My first biggest regret was keeping my mouth shut when Dr. Marquette spouted socialist/liberal tripe in the one government class I took as a freshman elective, because I didn't know any better at the time. If only I had known then, what I know now.....well, I'd have probably earned an F for being argumentative and disrespectful. But I'd be proud as hell of that F as any A I got in Biology.

Angie Lee said...

It's funny, because I *hated* history in high school. Loved econ in college, then years later I realized how they really need to be studied together. Then I became a history freak.

Yeah, 1913 was the year that gave us not only the ruinous Federal Reserve Act but the 16th and 17th amendments - ALL of which need to be repealed/overturned. Much like the current economic disaster we find ourselves, the Fed was responsible for the credit crisis that led to the stock market crash of 1929 and Great Depression.

Maybe Wilson realized - too late - what he had done while still in office, and Flag Day was a half-assed apology for the destruction of the greatest nation in the world that he sat in the driver's seat to facilitate.