[MUSIC/VIDEO] Kate Smith and the 4th of July: God Bless America!

Kate Smith. 4th of July.

Grab a Kleenex…

God Bless America

God Bless America

Liberals brand patriotism as militaristic gimmickry. What would Reagan think?

Ronald_Reagan-sal2This week would have been the 102nd birthday of Ronald Reagan. Born above a general store in Tampico, Illinois, our 40th President personified our national spirit—hardworking, honest, independent, sometimes stubborn and always optimistic. He was an unwavering and unapologetic patriot whose love of country endeared him to millions of his fellow Americans and enraged our nation’s foes.

Thirty years later, however, Reagan’s kind of sunny patriotism is under attack. Not by international foes of old, but by malcontents on the American left who fear a chorus of “America the Beautiful” at a football game is “vaudeville that quiets political dissent.” You can’t make this stuff up. [Read more…]

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