Below is the Flag Day message from NJ congressional candidate Anna Little who has been the subject of RTE blog postings several times before. Anna Little is a FairTax supporter & staunchly backs the Tea Party & the Constitution. It would be a watershed event for Anna to win CD#6 in NJ this November.
---U.S. Congressional Candidate Anna C. Little Issues Statement on Flag Day---
HIGHLANDS, NJ - Today is June 14, Flag Day. On this date in 1777, when our Founders were fighting for our Independence, the Continental Congress established the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our fledgling nation. June 14 is also the birthday of our United States Army, founded in 1775 when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve what was then called the "United Colonies."
Like most Americans, our family will proudly fly our flag and remember all the brave men and women who carried it into battle defending the land of the free and the home of the brave.
For military families, current citizens, future citizens, and for all who love America, the flag is more than the pretty piece of cloth it is made from. We Americans honor the U.S. flag because it is a potent symbol of our form of government; a government of the people, by the people, and for the people: Its 13 stripes represent the people of the 13 colonies who had the genius and the conviction to forge our government in a Constitution that recognizes our rights as gifts from God.
The U.S. flag's 50 stars represent the people of the 50 states who had the courage to defend that conviction against tyranny. It is also symbolic of our defense of those rights, and the freedom that defense provides, a freedom which remains unique among nations of the world.
People around the world become very emotional when they see their country's flag desecrated or hear it called "offensive" when displayed. Try traveling to Europe, or the Middle East, and see what happens when you try to burn their national flag.
In the Olympics, the winning athletes all celebrate their nation's victory and success in proudly displaying their nation's flag. National flags are a symbol of unity and pride in one's county and heritage.
We must all work tirelessly to defend each and every one the rights provided by our unique Constitution: the right to freely practice our religion; the right to free speech and press; the right to petition our government for a redress of grievances; the right to peaceably assemble; the right to keep and bear arms; the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures; are just to name a few. Many of these rights are now under attack, or have been under attack for some time.
I believe that if we keep the following thought as our constant prayer, we will surely protect our Constitutional rights. "God bless all who have served and are currently serving our country. May we, by our words and especially our actions, ever demonstrate our gratitude for the sacrifices they, and their families have made, as we enjoy the blessings of liberty. By so doing, let us make every day, Flag Day, as we show our appreciation for our way of life."
Please join me in raising your U.S. flag today as a statement of your pride and love for the flag and what it symbolizes: our great nation, the United States of America.