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Deace: True Americans make leftist tyrants extremely nervous

The New York Times’ Mara Gay has one thing right about the people she finds “disturbing” because that star-spangled banner yet waves somewhere nearby.

The United States is, in fact, their country. Far more than it is hers.

“It’s a Republic, if you can keep it,” said Benjamin Franklin upon the completion of the U.S. Constitution. More than two centuries later, the Steve Deace Show’s paraphrase of that calling is our 2021 motto, “The answer is us.”

Either way you frame it, this nation clearly belongs to those who not only honor the work of those done before them to liberate mankind from tyranny, but then also stand a post when their turn comes to make sure the lights don’t get turned out on freedom during their watch.

With extreme prejudice, just like Captain America said, “Whatever it takes.”

When that is the game, the pickup truck with the American flag defeats Maya Gay in a route as a de-facto citizenship test.

Just as it does the media that continually provides a platform for the likes of Gay in order to turn her emotionally and historically unstable rantings into run-of-the-mill propaganda. Take NBC and MSNBC, the news outlets that uncritically send out a woke SOS for seeing too much red, white and blue. Those networks also played host to contributor Frank Figliuzzi this week, a former assistant director of the FBI who said this about the kind of politician a flag-waving pickup truck driver might vote for:

“Arresting low-level operatives is merely a speed bump not a road block,” Figliuzzi said. “In order to really tackle terrorism … you’ve got to attack and dismantle the command and control element … That may mean people sitting in Congress right now.”

All of this on the heels of several years of watching the same sort of people redefine gender, manipulate the existence of a virus for political gain and authoritative ends, shut down schools and mask children in defiance of all science, and promote mob violence in the streets and critical racist theory in the classroom to grow racial tension.

If standing up to that makes me a terrorist, sign me up and give me a cool “command and control” T-shirt to signal my virtue. Then come and get me. Please try, I dare you. I’m bored and have oodles of pent-up angst just looking for an outlet. Because there is absolutely no ambiguity now for those even remotely paying attention. Gay and Company hate us. And they mean to punish those who won’t either endorse their revolution or at least passively accept it.

With every word and deed we are promised by such enemies that this isn’t their country because they scream it with pornographic intent. They are ashamed of the formerly shining city on a hill and fundamentally loathe its founding principles.

Gay isn’t really even posing as a victim in this case, although she wouldn’t hesitate to do so if it helped her cause. What she is behaving like is a front-line general in a war of conquest. She is defining clear lines of battle.

Either we get that or America becomes a thing of the past. Guaranteed. How else do you think a nation ends up whose citizens are advertising in one state that adults will be able to claim a free marijuana joint when they receive a COVID-19 vaccine? Sheep say “bah.”

True Americans, on the other hand, make tyrants like Gay nervous. They are unafraid to do what must be done. They will not relent. They are proud to be called to defend something greater than themselves. They will not be fooled again.

They are nothing like Gay. This is indeed their country far more than a usurper like her. And according to such terms, she is free to surrender any time now and we’ll be happy to let her enjoy the true blessings of liberty – instead of conjuring forfeits that are born of hell itself.

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Major Bible publisher scraps ‘God Bless the USA’ Bible that included America’s founding documents, patriotic lyrics

Book publisher HarperCollins announced Tuesday that publication of an America-themed Bible, complete with founding documents and patriotic song lyrics, would not move forward.

News about the Bible’s publication, which surfaced last week, immediately triggered criticism from prominent Christians who believe Christianity and the Bible should not be with American nationalism.

What are the details?

The Bible was slated to include the New International Version translation of the biblical text, which is the best-selling translation in America.

However, HarperCollins, which holds the exclusive rights to the translation and publishes it through its imprint Zondervan, canceled a manufacturing agreement in negotiation that would have allowed the Bible’s creator to use the NIV translation, according to Religion Unplugged.

“Zondervan is not publishing, manufacturing or selling the ‘God Bless the USA Bible.’ While we were asked for a manufacturing quote, ultimately the project was not a fit for either party, and the website and marketing of the NIV project were premature,” Zondervan said in a statement.

The custom Bible was slated to ship to customers in September to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Religion Unplugged reported:

In its last pages, the custom Bible pre-selling for $49.99 includes the full texts of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and pledge of allegiance. The holy book also includes licensed lyrics to the popular 1984 song by country music singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the USA.”

The “God Bless the USA Bible” is a product of Elite Source Pro, a Middle, Tenn.-based company that helps businesses with sales, marketing and strategy, including in Nashville’s entertainment industry. Hugh Kirkpatrick, president of Elite Source Pro, confirmed to Religion Unplugged that Zondervan granted the required licensing for the custom Bible.

Kirkpatrick told Religion Unplugged the seed idea for the new Bible was planted last fall after he took notice of culture wars increasingly eroding traditional American history.

“We noticed the divide in the public where some people started seeing pro-American images like the flag, the bald eagle, the statue of liberty as weaponized tools of the Republican party, and we didn’t understand that,” he explained.

“In past civilizations, libraries have been burned. Documents torn down. We started seeing statutes coming down and we started seeing history for good or bad trying to be erased,” Kirkpatrick added. “That’s when we started thinking, okay how far does this erasing of history go? Love it or hate it, it’s history. But how far does it go…? Part of having these statues…is so that we don’t repeat those same mistakes.”

What did critics say?

Prominent Christian authors and speakers like Lisa Sharon Harper, Jemar Tisby, and Shane Claiborne, all of whom are Zondervan authors, published a letter condemning the project.

They argued it promoted “American nationalism.”

American nationalism is its own civil religion, where America rather than Jesus is the center of attention. Instead of Jesus and the Church being the light of the world and the hope for humanity, America becomes the Messianic force in the world. Like any religion it has its own liturgy, saints and holidays. These symbols are on full display in this new Bible – the eagle, the flag, the red, white and blue. America’s civil religion has its own creeds too in the new Bible – “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” It has its own “worship” songs – like “God Bless the USA” and “I’m Proud to be an American,” both by Lee Greenwood. It has its own theology – manifest destiny, the doctrine of discovery and American exceptionalism. And this is precisely why it is dangerous to mesh patriotism with orthodox Christian faith.

After all, the Bible does not say “God bless America.” It says, “God so loved the world.” The national anthem should not be in the church hymnal, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States should not be in the Bible.

What is next?

Although Kirkpatrick’s project cannot contain the NIV translation, he told Religion Unplugged the project will move forward with the outdated King James translation instead.

In most countries, the KJV translation — which is more than 500 years old and does not include modern manuscript discoveries — is public domain and does not require licensure for publication.

“They’re [HarperCollins] trying to figure a way to get it done,” Kirkpatrick said. “They want to keep everybody happy. They want to keep their fans on the left and right.”

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American flag must come down, condo association tells owner — because it’s making too much ‘noise’ when wind blows

Old Glory has been enduring quite the beating in a variety of ways lately.

From professional athletes kneeling in front of it when the national anthem is played before games to violent left-wing protesters burning it in the streets and Democrat-dominated county mulling a restriction on it — on
private property, no less — it seems everywhere you turn these days there’s a new push against the American flag.

Well, now there’s a new complaint — and it’s coming from a condominium association in Fargo, North Dakota.

Now what?

Andrew Almer
told KVLY-TV that he’s flown a U.S. flag from his balcony at the Plum Tree Square condos with no problem for the last two years.


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“It’s a symbol of our nation. It should be flown whenever it can be,” Almer told the station. “I have a lot of friends and family that are in the military.”


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Then a chilly breeze began to blow.

Almer told KVLY he started receiving letters about two months ago from the condo association president saying his flag must come down — because it makes “an excessive amount of noise in the the wind at all hours.”

The letter also states that Almer’s flag must come down “during these times” as well as during “any inclement weather” and “between sunset and sunrise.”


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“You really have to be kidding me?” Almer exclaimed to the station. “With everything that’s going on nowadays in the world, this is something that you’re going to complain about?”

The Federal Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 says no homeowner association can restrict owners from displaying the American flag on their property, KVLY noted.

“It’s not anything offensive,” Almer added to the station. “It’s not rude, it’s not nasty — it’s the American flag.”

But KVLY reported that there are exceptions — specifically that associations can restrict owners from flying the American flag if it’s reasonable or in the best interest of the association.

‘It’s not coming down anytime soon’

Either way, Almer emphasized to the station that his flag is staying up, even if there are fines in his future.

“It’s not coming down anytime soon,” he told KVLY. “It’s not making that much noise that it’s a liability to the association.”

The station said it made multiple attempts to get in contact with the condo association president but has not heard back.


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Anything else?

The following are some other examples of recent stances against the U.S. flag:

  • Fairfax County, Virginia — where nearly 75% of ballots last fall were for President Joe Biden over former President Donald Trump — earlier this month was looking into regulated the size, height, and number of flags that residents and businesses can fly on private property, including the American flag.
  • Last fall, a Columbia University adjunct lecturer insisted the American flag is a hateful symbol of genocide.
  • In October, Antifa militants reportedly were caught on video ganging up on a woman of color and dragging her to a Portland, Oregon, sidewalk by her hair in an attempt to yank an American flag from her — but she wouldn’t let go.

Buy there was some good news, too:

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Residents livid at Democrat-dominated county for considering limits on flags — including American flags — on private property

In Fairfax County, Virginia — a Democratic stronghold outside of Washington, D.C., where nearly 75% of ballots last fall were for President Joe Biden over former President Donald Trump — flags have become an issue.

So much so that the county is looking into enacting an ordinance that would regulate the size, height, and number of flags that residents and businesses can fly, WDVM-TV reported — and that includes the American flag.

Image source: WDVM-TV video screenshot

The station said a public hearing was held on the matter last month.

What are the details?

“We’re not stopping anybody from flying an American flag if they want to,” Leslie Johnson, zoning administrator for the county’s Zoning Ordinance Modernization committee, told the public, according to WDVM. “All we’re doing is putting parameters around the size, the location, and the height.”

But Daniel Gade — a former Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate — wasn’t too understanding. He’s concerned about the proposed flag requirements since they call for smaller flag sizes than those that are draped over fallen soldiers’ coffins, the station said.

“Let’s make a stink about this because it’s ridiculous,” Gade said, according to WDVM. “And the idea that a bureaucrat would tell us how big of an American flag to fly, right here in America, is offensive.”


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Others expressed similar sentiments at the public hearing, the station said.

“No other flag or display can in any way be equated to the American flag,” Robert Maggi, a county resident, said during the hearing, according to WDVM. “For me, it is the right of every American to fly the American flag on their property. Please ensure this right is made clear in the pending zoning regulations.”

Resident Adrienne Whyte asked “why flags and flag poles were rushed into the agenda. It seems like solution in search of a problem, and I fear the solution could be worse than anything we are experiencing now,” the station reported.

WDVM added that some also have raised questions about why the American flag is not distinct from other flags, as the proposal treats the American flag the same as all other flags.

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Leftists blast Katy Perry for shouting out pro-USA, anti-political T-shirts from her dad — a Christian evangelist who voted for Trump

Leftists are nothing if not unfailingly consistent when it comes to doling out their cancel culture magic when even the biggest celebrities ruffle their self-righteous feathers — even when said celebs are on their side.

Singer Katy Perry found that out recently when she dared to urge her fans to contact their family members who don’t share their political views —
and express love to them.

With that
Perry’s hardcore leftist followers on Twitter excoriated her for such a suggestion, saying things like “super good to know white supremacy isn’t a dealbreaker for you.”

Now what?

Apparently Perry didn’t learn her lesson — because she posted what’s become a problematic shout-out on social media about a T-shirt line from her father and brother:

Perry’s post notes that she hasn’t always seen eye to eye with her dad and brother but is “proud” of them for their T-shirts that promote country over political parties. In the video accompanying the post, Perry’s dad says, “No matter what you believe, at the end of the day we are all Americans.”

Such a sentiment probably would’ve been quite enough to send leftists into derangement mode, but the other rub could very well be that her dad is a
Christian evangelist who voted for — wait for it — President Donald Trump.

How did leftists respond?

Did it matter to leftists that Perry is squarely on their side of the political aisle? Not even close. In fact, her social media shout-out proved yet another unforgivable sin, according to the left-wing scriptures:

  • “Damn you really woke up and said, ‘F*** the few gay fans I have left,’ huh?” one commenter wrote.
  • “When people don’t think you should exist because you’re LGBTQ+, Black, Muslim… it isn’t a difference of opinion, Katy,” another user noted. “When they vote for the white supremacists, they be white supremacists. It’s really not that hard, Katy.”
  • Another commenter told Perry “you need to realize it is YOUR PRIVILEGE being able to speak to your family even if they are republicans or conservatives. Most of us feel threatened by those people, so that’s why you need to stop [spreading] the ‘love your conservative parents’ propaganda.”
  • “Republicans kidnapped children, abandoned our allies, helped kill 10s of thousands by politicizing a pandemic & attending Trump rallies, are currently lying about the results of an election and spent 4 yrs wallowing in racism, misogyny & corruption,” another user declared. “Put that on a T-shirt please.”
  • “Did l miss something or didn’t Republicans just try to steal legally cast votes from [people of color]?” another commenter asked. “I could keep going but that’s the latest BS that Republicans were OK with. Sorry but folks need to stop pretending that they aren’t voting for racism and other terrible things.”

And jewelry designer Markus Molinary told Perry on Instagram — where she also shouted-out her dad and brother’s T-shirts — that she was out of line.

“I’m sorry, I LOVE YOU but this is a HUGE NO for me! It’s not a political issue. It’s ‘straight’ up a human rights issue,” Molinary wrote, according to Glamour. “The Trump Administration’s decision to reverse the Obama-era rule that encompasses gender identity in the sex definition of the Affordable Care Act is an act of discrimination and purposeful inequality. This is about human respect, and right now we need to take a good look at ourselves and ask who we are becoming if we are justifying or advocating against the barest rights imaginable…It’s NOT right to just cover it up with a T-Shirt.”

(H/T:
Hot Air)

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Air Force veteran ordered to remove American flag face covering for grocery store job — but he’s not having any of it

Air Force veteran Gary Dean told WCTI-TV he’d been wearing his American flag face covering for his job at the Food Lion in Havelock, North Carolina, without any problems for months.

Image source: WCTI-TV video screenshot

But Dean said a manager informed him Tuesday afternoon out of the blue that his patriotic face covering was verboten — specifically because it showed the stars and stripes, the station said.

“Apparently corporate came down and said ‘somebody was offended by the image of the American flag on the face covering,'” Dean recalled to WCTI.

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But the station said the 69-year-old military vet wasn’t having any of it — and Dean quit.

‘Out of principle’

“As a veteran, my dad being a World War II hero, my best friend killed in Vietnam, out of respect for them I can’t just say … ‘I’ll take my flag and put it in my pocket,'” he told the station, noting such a concession would be against his values. “I had to quit, out of principle.”

Dean added that it also was shocking that the sight of an American flag would be offensive to anyone, particularly in a military town, WCTI noted.

“Why would anybody for any reason be offended by the American flag, the stars and stripes?” he asked the station.

What did Food Lion have to say?

WCTI said it reached out to Food Lion, and the company replied that while it respects the American flag, corporate policy “prohibits associates from wearing clothing with writing, insignia, or symbols.”

Image source: WCTI-TV video screenshot

Here’s the company’s full statement via the station:

At Food Lion, we have great respect for the American flag. Like many other organizations, we also have policies that guide the attire and conduct of associates in the workplace. As part of our effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the well-being of our associates and customers, we’ve required associates to either wear reusable face masks provided by Food Lion or choose to wear a different face covering while working. However, all face coverings must adhere to standards set by the company and communicated to each of our more than 77,000 associates. The policy prohibits associates from wearing clothing with writing, insignia or symbols. The dress code is meant to ensure a consistent and professional representation of our associates inside of our stores.

But WCTI noted that the Havelock store does feature reserved parking spaces for military veterans marked with American flags.

‘An emotional subject for me’

Dean told the station he served in the Air Force from 1970 to 1976: “Four of those were active, two of those were inactive reserve.”

But while many years have passed since then, he keeps those memories alive in his home, which is full of patriotic objects. Dean showed a reporter from the station a photo album of images from when he was in the service — and some of them aren’t easy for Dean to revisit.

Image source: WCTI-TV video screenshot

“That’s my friend who was killed in Vietnam, he was a ranger,” he told WCTI, pointing at a picture of himself and another man. “David Toler. Got shot right through the heart, they brought him home. That’s an emotional subject for me. When you lose a friend that is fighting for your freedoms, you get angry.”

Image source: WCTI-TV video screenshot

Dean added to the station, “You get very angry when people disrespect the flag.”

He also told WCTI that the American flag face covering he was using is a print and wants to make sure it’s clear he wasn’t using an actual American flag to cover his face. But while he’s not angry at the store managers, Dean is still perplexed at why it was so offensive.

“I love this country,” he told the station. “I love that my dad went off and fought for my country, nearly got killed for this country but came back and raised a family.”

Image source: WCTI-TV video screenshot

“I love everything about that flag,” Dean told WCTI. “So, yeah, that is my priority.”

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Prominent sports agent savages Mike Ditka over pro-America remarks: ‘He traded his helmet in for a white hood’

David Mulugheta, president of Athletes First, says famed NFL coach Mike Ditka is racist for his remarks about respecting the American national anthem.

In a recent interview, Ditka told TMZ Sports that he believes there are only two options when it comes to kneeling protests: respect the national anthem or leave the country.

What are the details?

In a Sunday tweet, the Athletes First president wrote, “This doesn’t surprise me at all. Mike Ditka tradded his helmet in for a white hood as soon as he retired from football. Racism hiding behind faux patriotism is still racism.”

Athletes First represents Aaron Rodgers, Derwin James, Earl Thomas, and more.

In the now-viral TMZ Sports interview, Ditka, 80, said, “If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old-fashioned. So, I’m only going to say what I feel. I think there’s a way you protest, and there’s a way you don’t protest.”

He added, “You don’t protest against the flag, and you don’t protest against this country who’s given you the opportunities to make a living playing a sport that you never thought would happen. So I don’t want to hear all the crap.”

‘He’s a racist’

Later on Sunday, Mulugheta responded to a Twitter user who insisted that respecting the national anthem is not racist.

“I totally agree…and the sun is hot,” he wrote. “Neither have anything to do with people kneeling during the anthem.”

By Monday, he was on a “Ditka is racist” roll and doubled down on his initial remarks condemning the famed and well-loved NFL coach.

In the tweet, Mulugheta offered “evidence” of Ditka’s racism, but refused to provide context to the evidence he set forth to bolster his incendiary remarks.

“Dikta isn’t a racist simply because he believes people should stand for the anthem, it’s because of his many racist beliefs,” he explained in a follow-up tweet. “One example, he claims ‘there has been no oppression in the last 100 years.’ To be clear, segregation ended less than 55 years ago. So yea he’s a racist.”

‘I have absolutely seen oppression in society’

In 2017, Ditka addressed the kneeling protests and said, “All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal now, about oppression. There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people. I think the opportunity is there for everybody. … If you want to work, if you want to try, if you want to put effort into yourself, I think you can accomplish anything.”

He added, “Is that the stage for this? If you want to protest, or whatever you want to protest, you’ve got a right to do that, but I think you’re a professional athlete, you have an obligation to the game. I think you have to respect the game. That’s what I think is the most important thing. I don’t see a lot of respect for the game. I just see respect for their own individual opinions. Opinions are like noses, we all have one. Some are good. Some are bad.”

He, however, retooled his remarks and issued a heartfelt apology almost immediately following the criticism he received.

“The characterization of the statement that I made does not reflect the context of the question that I was answering and certainly does not reflect my views throughout my lifetime,” Ditka said in a statement at the time. “I have absolutely seen oppression in society in the last 100 years and I am completely intolerant of any discrimination.”

Ditka added, “The interview was about the NFL and the related issues. That’s where my head was at. I was quoted in the interview stating, ‘You have to be colorblind.’ I stated that you should look at a person for what they are and not the color of their skin. I’m sorry if anyone was offended.”

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Conservative coffee shop aims to provide alternative to ‘typical liberal American coffee establishments’

Cliff Gephart told Orlando Weekly that he got fired up last year after a barista booted police from a Starbucks in Arizona because a customer didn’t feel safe.

Afterward, the hashtag “#DumpStarbucks” went viral, but Gephart told the paper he and John Tatum had a better idea: Open a politically and socially conservative coffee shop — a place where customers can discuss their points of view and wear their “Make America Great Again” gear without fear of reprisal.

With that, Conservative Grounds coffee shop was born — and it’s opening this Saturday in Largo, Florida, the Orlando Weekly said.

What are the details?

The shop’s Twitter bio says it’s “a place where rational, conservative, moral, God loving people congregate without the scourge of liberalism.”

“Conservative Grounds was created to be an alternative to the typical liberal American coffee establishments. … We support Law Enforcement, the Military, MAGA hats, the 2nd Amendment, Pro-Life, God, and traditional way of life,” the shop’s About Us page indicates.

The paper added that besides a selection of coffees and espressos, the shop sports a replica of the White House’s Oval Office, cardboard cutouts of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, Fox News on the televisions, and welcome signs for concealed carry holders.

More from Orlando Weekly:

Conservative Grounds also features a large “Wall of Honor” that will soon be covered in signatures of both veterans and active military personnel. And if you’re a “Gold Star Parent” — the mother or father of a member of the U.S Armed Forces who has died in battle — you get free coffee from Conservative Grounds for life.

Gephart also told the paper that customers from all backgrounds are welcome at Conservative Grounds, and that the shop’s investors are diverse in terms of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

The owners note on the website that they “will be aggressively opening locations throughout 2020.”

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