Happy Veteran's Day to all who served.
Happy Constitution Day!
Firefighters, police, EMT's, soldiers showed up, first by the score, then by the dozen, finally by the hundreds. Each hero committing their own separate acts of courage great and small.
It's a symbol of the courage and sacrifices our Founding Fathers and all those who risked their blood and treasure for liberty. The facts that a few white supremacists from a group you've probably never heard of flew it at a rally somewhere doesn't change that.
This is not the Trump flag, not the police flag, nor the Wall Street flag, it is the U.S. Flag and it represents all of the people who are lucky enough to call themselves citizens and the land that they inhabit.
It's Thanksgiving time and the winter holidays are coming soon. It's a time to be with friends and family and reflect on the things in our lives we have to be thankful for. At the same time, America is a nation deeply divided. It's little wonder then that we don't all agree on some things that we as a nation should have a sense of gratitude for.
A generation ago, civics classes used to be ubiquitous in public schools. Now, as more and more schools teach for standardized tests, the study of the government and the Constitution has fallen by the wayside.