Happy Flag Day, fellow crusaders! Today marks the 240th anniversary of our flag’s official adoption. That would be June 14, 1777 for those keeping score.
While the look of our flag has changed over the years with the addition of a few more stars here and there, the dream it stands for stays the same. And while it’s clear that we don’t agree on everything, our flag serves as a reminder that we all play a part in making that dream a reality.
What is that dream? Read the rest of this entry
This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
~President Franklin D. Roosevelt
In recent weeks, I’ve been reading a lot of the rhetoric that shaped our nation. If you’re feeling down about the current political climate I would highly recommend it. It’s a great reminder of all the leaders who have worked tirelessly to make sure our country’s core beliefs and values are not easily undone.
From George Washington’s Farewell Address (which Stephanie discussed prior to Obama’s final speech as president) to Lincoln’s second inaugural speech and FDR’s first, our nation’s leaders’ lasting words are filled with hope. Read the rest of this entry
Today’s the day we all knew was coming, President Obama’s last day in office. Some hoped it would never come, others marked off the days on their calendars. No matter how you feel, it’s here.
The last few weeks have been filled with thoughts on legacy and thank you’s to the Obama Administration. Obviously, not all those thoughts have been ones of approval. If there’s one certainty about the presidency it’s that you can’t please everyone.
Starting tomorrow, we all need to be looking forward, but before we do I’d like to take one last look back. Read the rest of this entry
Whatever political beliefs you subscribe to, I think we can all agree that the tone lately has been an endless parade of “historic” and “unprecedented” (and “unpresidented”) moments. Some have been truly worthy of the description, others have been called that with such insistence that we’ve learned to pick our battles. Tonight, I’m going to ask that you take a moment for another… Read the rest of this entry
Happy National Junk Food Day and day four of the Republican National Convention!
I’ll let you draw your own additional parallels, but there is something truly delectable about the fact that a holiday celebrating food that lacks any nutritional value fell on the day that Donald Trump will officially accept the Republican presidential nomination. Read the rest of this entry