American patriotism is not exactly in vogue these days among Democrats, Hollywood starlets and the National Football League. It’s considered fashionable among the social justice crowd to take a knee during the national anthem, burn the American flag and dishonor our troops. But that’s hardly the prevailing opinion across the fruited plain – where tens of thousands of young teenagers are rising up and publicly declaring their love for America and their devotion to freedom. Last week, some 65,000 members of the Future Farmers of America Organization gathered in Indianapolis to celebrate our great nation. I received a video of the jaw-dropping celebration from Deb Zippel, one of our faithful readers in Minnesota. Her daughter is studying to be an agricultural education teacher and was in attendance at the gathering. Jaci Dietrick, an FFA member from Newcastle, Oklahoma, walked onto the stage and delivered a stirring rendition of “God Bless the USA.” “Ladies and gentlemen, we live in the greatest country in the world and that’s only because we have men and women fighting daily for that freedom,” she told the massive crowd. “Thank you for standing.” And that’s exactly what they did – tens of thousands of young people rose to their feet and began singing along with vocalist. And when she started crooning about those lakes in Minnesota and the in hills in Tennessee – well, the young patriots dutifully let out hoots and hollers. When the singer concluded the song, the entire audience erupted with boisterous chants of “USA USA”. You would be hard pressed to find any snowflakes laden with microaggressions in the FFA. “These kids are the ones that get it,” Miss Deb told me. “They are hard working. They don’t expect it to be handed to them.” Miss Deb said her daughter worked two jobs to pay her way through college – “including getting up at 4 a.m. to milk cows and working an organic farm and squishing potato bugs by hand.” It’s that kind of hard work and determination that makes America the most exceptional nation on the planet. Thanks to young farmers across the fruited plain for reminding us there’s a generation rising that is proud to be American!
Agreed! To see the video of Jaci singing “God Bless the USA,” click on the text above. We need to rub this in the faces of Roger Goodell and those self-righteous, entitlement-minded, millionaire NFL players who have been rubbing their liberal, anti-America politics in our faces. Thanks to Todd Starnes for sharing this story with us. We take our hats off to these kids with the FFA! Outstanding!! 🙂
The red, white and blue has flown outside LaPoynor High School in LaRue, Texas for as far back as anyone can remember. But instead of 50 stars on a blue field, this flag bears a cross – a symbol of the Christian faith. The Christian flag flies alongside the Texas flag and Old Glory. And that’s a big problem for a bunch of out-of-town atheist agitators — a mighty big problem. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, sent a letter to the local school district demanding the flag be removed. “It is unconstitutional for the school to display the Christian flag,” FFRF attorney Sam Grover wrote to Supt. James Young. “The display of this patently religious symbol by the District confers government endorsement of Christianity, in violation of the Establishment Clause.” The perpetually offended atheists told the school district they must be inclusive to minority religions and non-religious people. “The District must immediately remove the Christian flag from school grounds,” Grover wrote. “In addition, the District must ensure that its staff members are not organizing, promoting, or participating in religious events while acting in their official capacities.” The school superintendent told local news reporters they were reviewing the demand letter – but have yet to make any sort of announcement. But while the adults in LaPoynor wrangle over what to do — students at the high school have taken matters into their own hands — they’ve decided to stand up to the atheists. Several youngsters purchased Christian flags and mounted the banners on their pickup trucks. It was quite a scene in the high school parking lot — a convoy of trucks adorned with the Christian flag — waving in the Texas breeze. “They can try to take it, but we’re going to fight for it,” junior Jared Sanchez told Nexstar Broadcasting. And at a recent school board meeting, local residents offered their two-cents worth. “The Freedom From Religion organization really has a distorted and inaccurate view of the separation of church and state in the First Amendment,” one resident told television KLTV. “Matter fact I’d like to say that their viewpoint is probably void and alien to that of our founding fathers.” It sounds like there are lots of great patriots in LaPoynor — young and old — and reckon those Wisconsin atheists are about to learn why it’s best not to mess with Texas.
Indeed.. Here at The Daily Buzz, we stand steadfastly with the students and parents of LaPoynor High School. The so-called “establishment clause” merely says that Congress may not write a law that recognizes a specific religion. It ALSO says that Congress may not write a law that prohibits “the free exercise” of religious expression or practice. That has NOTHING to do with what states and local communities may or may not do. The fact that a local community, or local school, choses to fly a certain flag is their right. So, we again, we support the good folks in LaRue who are standing up to these atheist lawyer bullies. Thanks to culture warrior Todd Starnes for bringing this story to our attention.
On Sunday, Vice President and American Patriot Mike Pence walked out of the Indianapolis Colts game against the San Franciscio 49ers after several players took a knee during the national anthem. “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” the vice president wrote on Twitter. I reckon the vice president (like many professional football fans) finally got tired of tolerating the boorish behavior of a bunch of intolerant, unAmerican malcontents. “At at time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us,” he added. The Indianapolis Star reports no Colts players disrespected the national anthem, but several 49ers did. “While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem. I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem,” he wrote. God bless you, Vice President Pence for standing up and doing the right thing. We can only hope that more patriotic Americans will follow the vice president’s lead and turn off the National Football League.
Exactly!! Thanks to culter warrior Todd Starnes for this spot-on on/ed. And, thank you to VP Mike Pence for taking a principled stand against these loser NFL players who take a knee, or lock arms during the playing of our National Anthem. What a bunch of self-righteous, arrogant, disrespectful, nauseating tools. We’re all SO over it!
The president of Lipscomb University issued a public apology after an untold number of black students were offended by a dinner table centerpiece made from stalks of cotton. Yes, good readers – a group of college students was triggered by the fabric of our lives. Randy Lowry, president of the Christian university based in Nashville, had invited black students to his home for dinner last week. One student who attended the gathering posted a diatribe on Instagram – along with a photo of the “offensive” centerpiece. “We were very offended,” the student wrote. “My friend … asked why there was cotton on the table as the centerpiece. His response was that he didn’t know, he seen it before we did, he kind of thought it was ‘fallish’, THEN he said, “it ISNT INHERENTLY BAD IF WERE ALL WEARING IT.” The students were also angered by the home-cooked meal they were served. “The meals that were provided resembled many ‘black meals’ they had mac n cheese, collard greens, corn bread, etc.,” the student wrote. President Lowry posted an apology on the university’s Facebook page. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” he wrote. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” Now, just wait one cotton-picking minute. The university president graciously invited students to his home, had a home-cooked meal prepared in their honor and lavished them with Southern hospitality. Instead of a cordial, ‘thank you,’ the students pitched a public hissy fit. What a bunch of ingrates. And since cotton causes them such grave offense, I have to assume that most of them were wearing polyester to the dinner party. Lipscomb University is doing a grave disservice by apologizing to a bunch of young people feigning to be victims of Lord knows what. By the way, what’s wrong with collard greens and cornbread and macaroni and cheese? Back home in Deep South we don’t call that “black meals” or “white meals.” We just call that good eatin’.
Exactly!! And well said, Todd. Thanks to culture warrior Todd Starnes for bringing this eye-rolling story to our attention. Shame on this university president for catering to these self-righteous, ungrateful, spoiled brat, hypocrites. Instead, he should have kicked them the hell out of his house, and then when they made that nauseating post on FB, he should have countered with a couple photos of these punks…wearing cotton shirts, pants and so on. As a society, we need to fight back against this political correctness, and those just looking for an excuse to be victimized… instead of cowering like this Lipscomb Univ. president did.