True Patriotism

Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don’t believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science…

For some reason, this comes as a surprise to a lot of people. Republicans have used patriotic symbolism for a long, long time, and their advertising strategy has worked quite well. Disagree with Bush, a Republican President, and you’re un-American. Disagree with Obama, a Democratic President, and you’re a patriot.

Many cite this study as proof democrats hate America. That’s the point. Democrats vote, serve, pay taxes, pledge allegiance; everything republicans do. They love their country every bit as much as republicans. But advertising works. We all know this. Hell, it’s the American way…

Happy Birthday, America!

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Today we celebrate the dawn of freedom – not as republicans or democrats, or liberals or conservatives, or Black or white, or rich or poor; without regard to ancestry, religion, or philosophy – but as Americans, one and all…