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Is The Star-Spangled Banner racist?
What Francis Scott Key wrote about so contemptuously in his heroic poem, which was only later put to music, was not black sailors who may have come from America, or from the West Indies, or indeed from other current or former slave-holding countries.  Instead, Key reflected the common American conceit that this latter-day generation's British soldiers in 1812 – many of whom were indeed from the European Continent, as well as from a variety of other non-British nationalities – were in fact another levy of press-ganged mercenaries, not at all different from the contemptible Hessian "hireling and slave" of the Revolutionary War era.
patriotism  Slavery  History  AmericanThinker 
december 2017 by HispanicPundit
Army Ranger Vet Tells Colin Kaepernick What He Should Be Doing Instead of Sitting Out Nat’l Anthem
“To disrespect the country that has afforded him the opportunities and fortunes he acquired is only made more offensive by the fact that his life is the personification of the ideals I see in the American flag and National Anthem: a biracial child, raised by white parents, and who has accomplished much despite his “oppression.” In how many more nations around the world can a story like that come to fruition?
USA  patriotism  black 
august 2016 by HispanicPundit
Tribal Desire, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Am I projecting my freakish individualism onto all mankind? Ponder this: How far would government revenue fall if Americans' tax bill were a voluntary recommendation rather than a legal obligation? Sure, a few libertarians would conscientiously refuse to pay because they "love their country but fear their government." But most Americans have no doubt that government spending on pensions, education, health care, military, etc. is good for their country. If they were sincere patriots, they'd happily pony up for the perceived common good. But it's hard to imagine that government revenues wouldn't plummet - especially a few years into the great voluntary tax experiment. Of course, if the true patriots of America want to prove me wrong by giving my experiment a try, they have my full support.
patriotism  caplan 
october 2014 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Bryan Caplan's exquisite moral sensitivities are all that stand between us and the horrors of an America v. Canada war of conquest and enslavement
By "citizenism," I mean that I believe Americans should be biased in favor of the welfare of our current fellow citizens over that of the six billion foreigners.
sidebar  sailer  caplan  immigration  patriotism  corporate 
october 2012 by HispanicPundit
Bars Versus Churches at Steven Landsburg | The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and Physics
"The most promiscuous men are those who have paid for sex, been threatened with a gun, support abortion rights and know people with AIDS. The least promiscuous are those who spend time at church and report high satisfaction from family life. The most promiscuous women are those who have been punched, believe homosexuality is not wrong, and spend time in bars. The least promiscuous women are those who are patriotic and spend time in church. Here are the details. You tell me what you make of them."
sex  relationships  cowen  landsburg  sidebar  conservatives  liberalism  patriotism 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Obvious Stuff I Agree With, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"In other words, just because an individual--or many individuals--would not want act X to occur on their property does not mean that, according to libertarian law, it can be prohibited as a general principle, even on so-called "public property.""
immigration  patriotism  caplan  sidebar 
december 2009 by HispanicPundit
Will Wilkinson / The Fly Bottle » Blog Archive » Patriotism and Monogamy
"To love a place because of its general features implies that love may wane or disappear as the manifestation of those valued qualities change. But Patriotism, the love of country, is particularistic".
patriotism  wilkinson  sidebar 
march 2008 by HispanicPundit
History News Network - Americanism
Christianity is a very fundamental part of what ‘Americanism’ is.
USA  patriotism  religion  christians  History 
december 2006 by HispanicPundit
ABC News: Soldiers Now U.S. Citizens in Afghanistan
"Soldiers From 21 Different Countries Celebrate Fourth of July As New U.S. Citizens in Afghanistan" God Bless America!
usa  patriotism 
august 2006 by HispanicPundit
Explosives Expert - Anh Duong
My vietnamese friend sends me this article about the Vietnamese refugee who now works for the pentagon. She writes, "As a war refugee, I never forget the American and Vietnamese soldiers who kept me safe."
may 2006 by HispanicPundit
Martin Varsavsky | English - Immigration in Europe
A Argentine Jewish Spaniard discusses how in Europe he is never seen as
immigration  europe  USA  race  patriotism 
may 2006 by HispanicPundit

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