Born and raised in the “liberal, progressive north.”
Lived off and on between north and south for 30 years.
Spent the last 15 years exclusively in the “racist, backwards south” (Texas, Louisianna, Georgia, Alabama).
Without any doubt in my mind and with a clear mind and open eyes- THE CULTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM OF THE NORTH IS SHAMEFUL.
Race relations and racial equality in THE SOUTH is way beyond anything you will see in the North.
The farther north and east you go, the MORE racism you will experience.
 May 28, 2016 at 2:32pm
No, you might have heard that but not really.
Look it up.
 May 28, 2016 at 2:19pm
Wow. The ignorant, disrespectful, and antiamerican statements (MANY of them from people who claim to have served) on this topic are stunning.
Fist of all, my bona fides. I enlisted straight out of high school in 1977 . . . Remember, back when military service wasn’t cool? Took a huge pay cut OBTW but saw what Carter (and decades of DNC/CPUSA monopoly on US politics) were doing to the country and had to do something. Retired in 2004 as a Lt Col. Line, not staff. Did my staff tours but would have never made 06 (I did not say “Colonel” deliberately).
Respect for the flag is way beyond some silly traditions or obtuse arcana that just don’t matter. Respect for the flag is a surrogate for respect for the constitution. It is a recognition that our form of government is UNIQUE- even MORE UNIQUE TODAY than in 1770.
The flag represents a very simple principle enshrined in our founding documents: RIGHTS come from THE PEOPLE; who grudgingly LOAN them temporarily and in a limited fashion to THE STATE for the purpose of SECURING LIBERTY FOR THE PEOPLE.
This is TOTALLY THE OPPOSITE of EVERY OTHER SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE BEFORE OR SINCE. Look around. Every other country on the planet; every other culture in existence has as its foundation that RIGHTS BELONG TO THE STATE, to be grudgingly loaned to the citizens for the BENEFIT OF THE STATE. Canada, Germany, whatever you name it- they are all founded on the OPPOSITE PRINCIPLES of our nation.
very eloquently said. Thank you for such beautiful words, and Thank You for your service to our Great Country and its peoples.
The unique thing about America at the time of its creation is the the power did NOT come from a divine source as it had throughout Europe since the formation of the Holy Roman Empire in 800AD. Kings were divinely authorized to rule by the Church. In America the people got their rights from the government protection of those rights, not a divine source.
 May 28, 2016 at 7:41am
Nice try but sociofascist union thuggery (key part of global communist revolution, rebranded “progressive movement”) is the real problem.
Must be opposite day on your planet.
 May 28, 2016 at 7:38am
I was a paid protester back in the 1970s.
We got a flat rate with bonuses for specific outcomes; bonus if we got a cop to use violence, bonus if we were able to get it on the news (the reporters were in on it; they were collabrating with us), bonus if we could shut down the event, etc.
Im sure it’s all coordinated by social media (instead of F2F and pamphlets) today but I doubt it has changed much.
OBTW CPUSA only had to pay a small number of “thought leaders.” Plenty of unpaid idiots and “true believers” willing to work for free . . .
 May 28, 2016 at 7:34am
But ignint greedy union thugs don’t get it . . .
 May 28, 2016 at 7:33am
Yeah . . . Lock step sociofascist union agitprop is no substitute for a grounding in economics.
A global trade war will most assuredly NOT result in “helping the American worker” no matter what your shop steward is tellng you . . .
May 28, 2016 at 7:14am
On a side note, is the phrase “bald faced lie” or is it actually “bold faced lie?”
I always wondered about that . . .
May 28, 2016 at 7:13am
Ya know, you should probably wait until more of the WW II vets WHO WERE ACTUALLY ALIVE AT THE TIME die off.
Actual people who were actually alive at the time (as backed up by contemporaneous documents) say the exact opposite.
Eyewitnesses plus contemporaneous records say one thing.
You say the other.
But yeah, okay, the evidence and eyewitnesses are lying and you have The Majik Truth.
Right . . . .
 May 28, 2016 at 7:08am
Do a little research on Fast & Furious.
1. BATFE & DEA had a plan (under the Bush admin) to release illegal weapons to drug lords in an effort to “entrap” their US associates and add years to their sentences. Bad plan, and Bush never approved.
2. Hillary Clinton makes several public speeches about how “lax gun rules in the US were a major contributor to gang violence in Mexico and the US.” This was an outright lie- the drug cartels don’t buy illegal weapons from US gun stores. She lied to justify tighter restrictions against legal US gun purchasers.
3. Department of State and Justice now hatched a plan to make Hillarys’ lies true. They needed a way to CREATE this mythical “pipeline of weapons from US gun stores to criminal Mexican drug gangs.”
4. Voila, Fast & Furious was born. Bonus time- if anything went wrong, they could blame it on Bush! It was his plan!
The rest, as they say, is history. The crimes committed by Eric Holder and his minions, and the crimes committed by Hillary Clinton and her minions, involve MULTIPLE CRIMINAL FELONIES. Based on what is already known publicly, Holder and Hillary (and about 5 deputies) face LIFE IN PRISON.
Wait for the secret blanket pardons in about 200 days . . .
May 28, 2016 at 6:53am
Sailor, don’t feed the trolls- mags, wow, and tearin are three of the most obvius ridonkulous trolls the Blaze has ever seen.
Run their profiles. Pretty disgusting frankly.
They fit the progressive “social media campaign” paid OFA/CPUSA troll profile.
May 28, 2016 at 6:40am
Another AP in the tank cover up. Hook this spin up to a generator- power NYC for a year.
Hillary knowingly and willfully committed MULTIPLE CRIMINAL FELONIES. She most assuredly did NOT “accidentally bend a few rules” and is now simply “mistaken about how it’s characterized.” Total whitewash.
On top of MULTIPLE CRIMINAL FELONIES (life in prison MINIMUM at this point) she clearly violated the Espionage Act of 1917 (amended to include electronic correspondence).
She could face the rope. Based on what has already been publicly released, she SHOULD face the rope.
 May 27, 2016 at 1:37pm
Life in prison MINIMUM.
 May 27, 2016 at 1:36pm
You left out the Espionag Act of 1917 (amended to include electronic correspondence).
She SHOULD face the gallows.
Life in prison for MULTIPLE CRIMINAL FELONIES would be, frankly, a slap on the wrist.
May 27, 2016 at 1:33pm
More bs coverup.
Even if NONE of her emails were in ANY WAY CLASSIFIED, what she did would still be MULTIPLE CRIMINAL FELONIES.
Jeeze Lousie you apologists with your “all she did was violate some pesky rules” baloney are just trying to DEFLECT the truth.
Gen Petraeus shared his PERSONAL CALENDAR with ONE unauthorized person.
He was guilty of MULTIPLE CRIMINAL FELONIES.
Ever wonder WHY he was allowed to plea down to CRIMINAL MISDEMEANORS?
State Department and Justice Department intervention saved his ass. SPECIFICALLY to establish a PRECEDENT.
 May 27, 2016 at 6:07am
Hey folks check out the user profile.
DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!
 May 27, 2016 at 6:06am
Umm Dude- the liberal sociofascist pukes are the ones supporting Trump . . . THEY LOVE IT!
 May 27, 2016 at 6:02am
There are about 6 OFA/CPUSA trolls being paid as part of a “social media campaign” to 1. Spread agitprop and 2. Create argument and division among conservatives and constitutionalists.
Thye operate about 8-10 different identities. The first wave was only a couple of provocateurs two years back; the major wave started in January 2016 and ramped up arpund March.
This is not the only website under attack. Everybody from Drudge to Townhall is experiencing a flood of nasty, disgusting, hate filled commenters designed to pit various “tribes” against each other.
The sociofascist left fears free and open discussion IN ANY MEDIUM.
They can’t win on the facts or issues. They must CONTROL the LANGUAGE and therefore CONTROL how reality itself is defined.
Look, I was a paid protester for the sociofascist left back in the 1970s. This ain’t a conspiracy theory; it’s been reality since the 1930s. All publicly available information, easily verified with a little research.
 May 27, 2016 at 5:51am
Repeating a lie does not work anymore.
30 seconds on Google and anybody can learn the truth.
Shameless liar with no honor.
We can never believe ANYTHING you claim anymore.
 May 27, 2016 at 5:50am
You have been corrected on this numerous times, and continue to repeat the lie.
What a shameless liar.
No honor, no shame.
30 seconds on Goggle and anyone can learn you are lying.