American students now pledge allegiance to Mexico. They sing its national anthem. And it is sanctioned by the state of Texas. Sound absurd? It is. Last month in a Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas, students recited the Mexican pledge of allegiance and were instructed to memorize the Mexican anthem. Moreover, they had to wear red, white and green — the colors of the Mexican flag — as they fulfilled their class assignment. Public high schools no longer promote American patriotism, but they are doing a superb job of cultivating loyalty to Mexico.
Sophomore Brenda Brinsdon refused to participate. “I just thought it was out of hand; I didn’t think it was right,” she told the Blaze, which first reported the story. “Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.”
Before its totalitarian period, Germany had probably been the world’s most culturally creative country, be it music or philosophy or science or technology. And during the critical period for mankind, nuclear research in Germany was under way.
In August of 1934, Hitler became head of state. Thus, having merged the presidency with the chancellorship, Hitler consolidated and concentrated his political powers, which gave him absolute control over the state and the armed forces.
The cacophony from the left [and its politically correct mainstream media mirror] calling for amity, negotiation, compromise and immediate action to solve the current crisis is not only hypocritical and insincere but ahistorical.
The American Republic was born and nurtured in conflict, not only on the battlefield but also in the world of ideas. No one who has read American history could deny the virulence of debate over fundamentals which initiated and always has characterized our political discourse. That it should be true today is not only logical but virtuous.
UNITED NATIONS — The four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are stalking Somalia and riding further a field into the impoverished Horn of Africa. Drought, famine, militias and global indifference plague this parched region at the mercy of weather, failed states, and donor fatigue. Today, over thirteen million people face a deteriorating food and security situation.
Significantly Somalia, long the epicenter of so many African crises, again has gained the tragic limelight as over four million people are affected by drought, famine and internal displacement. Moreover the Islamic Al-Shabab militias have carried out bombings killing 100 in the beleaguered capital Mogadishu; the group has equally hijacked humanitarian relief. supplies. The militias have often banned Western food aid or tried to block its distribution.
After visiting Somalia, Turkey’s Islamic-lite Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lambasted the UN and the world community who “remained helpless against the pressing problems of today… the tragedy of Somalia, where tens of thousands of children died due to the lack of even a piece of bread and a drop of water, is a shame for the international community.”
The trouble with flavors of the week is that, like chewing gum left overnight on the bedpost, they don’t last very long. Rick Perry, who not so long ago was going to be the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan, could tell you about that.
The governor of Texas is still the favorite whipping boy (whipping dude?) of the punditocracy, which may be a little thin consolation for him. The Washington Post and the New York Times discovered that the governor’s father once leased a Texas hunting camp called “Niggerhead” and it was used for hunting parties (with real guns!) by the governor himself. The elder Perry painted over the offensive name on a big rock at the entrance to the camp, but not quickly enough to please Mr. Perry’s “critics.” Or the paint was a flat white instead of a high gloss white, or it was brushed not sprayed, or something. It’s not quite clear what the Perry offense actually was. But the governor did something wrong, the Post and the New York Times are sure of that.
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