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The History Of Flag Day.

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’.In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.

David Horowitz: How Progressives Destroy Cities, Families and the Poor

David Horowitz, author of the new book Progressive Racism, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Thursday to discuss the book and his firsthand knowledge of the civil rights movement and communism. His parents were literal communists, and he was part of the 1960s underground counter culture. In the early 1970s, he became aware of the evils of communism, socialism and progressivism and has been ringing the alarm bell ever since.

“[David] just woke up about 1973 and said, ‘Holy cow, this is all a lie.’ So he’s been studying what socialism and communism do to American cities. He has facts at his fingertips that will blow your mind,” Glenn said.

“Unfortunately, getting conservatives together is like herding cats,” Horowitz replied. “Conservatives are individualists. They don’t believe they’re changing the world. They’re just trying to preserve . . . where we steward some of the good things. So it’s very difficult.”

What people need to focus on in the first place is that every inner city in America, every killing field — Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Washington, DC — every one of them is 100 percent controlled by the Democratic Party and have been for 50 to 100 years. Everything that’s wrong with the inner cities in America, everything that oppresses poor, white, black and Hispanic people mainly — beginning with the schools that fail these kids, they fail to teach them year in and year out because they’re run for the adults and the teacher unions, which are slush funds for the Democratic Party — every one of those things is 100 percent controlled by the Democratic Party.

Horowitz noted Detroit as a specific example, which was the richest per capita city in America in 1961. That’s the year they elected a Democrat mayor.

Over the years, the Democrats, the progressives do what they do — their anti-business policies, anti-white policies. They had racists running it. They had a mayor who was a mayor of the Communist Party, Cohen Young, for 20 years. Detroit finally went bankrupt — $14 billion in debt or something like that. Two-thirds of the population has fled. It looks like a bombed-out city, just utterly destroyed, because it was 100 percent control by the Democratic Party from the ’60s on.

It’s not old-style Democrats or classic liberals that are the problem. It’s progressives.

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Alexander Hamilton’s Warning to Fans of Trump and Sanders

Populism is in. Reason is out. That picture seems to characterize contemporary American politics. While Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are campaigning for two different parties’ presidential nomination, the two men share in common an incoherent populism. Whether it’s Trump’s tirades about China or Senator Sanders’ insistence that the government can do just about everything and anything, both follow the classic populist playbook. Among other things, this involves identifying the evil-doers (China, the one percent, etc.) supposedly responsible for all our woes and proposing simplistic solutions that will be accomplished, apparently, because they say so.

This is not our first fight with Populism’s bitter battle.

After returning from the Revolutionary War in 1783, Hamilton began his legal practice in New York by defending Tories threatened with banishment and confiscation of property by populist politicians swept into office by New Yorkers determined to vent their anger on those on the Revolution’s losing side. The British had done terrible things during their occupation of New York. Yet in his First Letter from Phocion (1784), Hamilton noted that “nothing is more common than for a free people, in times of heat and violence, to gratify momentary passions, by letting into the government, principles and precedents which afterwards prove fatal to themselves.” Hamilton then highlighted the dangerous precedent that would be created by evicting and expelling an entire category of people without fair hearings and trials. Should this occur, Hamilton wrote, “no man can be safe, nor know when he may be the innocent victim of a prevailing faction. The name of liberty applied to such a government would be a mockery of common sense.”

Ignoring the Law

The Obama administration’s hilarious commerce-clause argument against Arizona’s immigration law was too much even for U.S. District Judge Susan “Rubber Stamp” Bolton. The Justice Department had maintained that the Arizona statute’s ban on smuggling illegal aliens while committing another crime — a provision targeting drug dealers — violates the Constitution’s assignment of the regulation of interstate commerce to the federal government. The federal interest in the unimpeded transport of drug runners and scouts across state lines, one must infer from the department’s brief, trumps a state’s interest in keeping drug dealing away from its residents.

Displaying a judicial acumen otherwise lacking in her opinion, Judge Bolton noted that the United States had not “provided a satisfactory explanation for how [the anti-smuggling section], which creates parallel state statutory provisions for conduct already prohibited by federal law, has a substantial effect on interstate commerce.” Moreover, noted the judge, one must weigh the burden on “interstate commerce” against the putative local benefits from its regulation.

CA Farm Workers to Gov-t: STOP HELPING US

CA Gov. Jerry Brown tries to force unionization

Thousands of farm workers in California must now abide by an unwanted unionization deal struck decades ago and never enforced.

That’s because a California judge with the state’s ag

ricultural labor relations agency on Friday ordered the ballots destroyed from a labor union decertification election, rather than have them counted.

The vote was expected to overwhelmingly support decertification, which would have removed the workers from the union’s undesired purview.

Workers’ pleas to the Democratic governor, the Democrat-controlled legislature, and the Latino Legislative Caucus have fallen on deaf ears.

Thousands of workers at Gerawan Farming, one of the nation’s largest family-owned fruit producers, have been trying since October 2012 to decertify the United Farm Workers labor union. The workers are not only being fought by the UFW but by Gov.