Flag Day: A fitting birthday for a proud American


Happy birthday to both our flag and our sheriff

 Today, Flag Day, is also the birthday of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. How fitting that this proud American, the son of Italian immigrants, celebrates his own special day with that honoring one of the enduring symbols of our liberty. As we fly our flags today, it’s worth reflecting on the many legal immigrants who came to this country through the front door, learned the language of our country, joyfully became citizens, and worked tirelessly to make lives as Americans in this great nation.

Sheriff Arpaio’s distinguished career in law enforcement, including worldwide assignments with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, are indicative of the national pride instilled in such grateful immigrant American families, appreciative of the opportunities afforded them. He concluded his remarkable federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona. Read his bio here.

Flag Day traditions are a meaningful part of our nation’s history. Facts regarding the background of this uniquely American holiday are provided by the National Flag Day Foundation. Take a few minutes and acquaint yourself with some of the fascinating information provided. Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

The Pledge of Allegiance (click here)

I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

8 Responses to Flag Day: A fitting birthday for a proud American

  1. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Happy Birthday, Sheriff Arpaio! May God continue to bless you and your lovely wife, Ava. You are an American hero beloved by many. How absolutely appropriate that you were born on Flag Day!

    May the wind continue to be at your back.

    • Army Of One says:

      I join in the good wishes to our sheriff and also thank SRAZ for remembering Flag Day. I especially enjoyed what I got when I clicked on the Pledge of Allegiance! Nice!!

  2. eubykdisop says:

    The Supreme Court invalidated state and federal laws banning desecration of the American flag. They said that such prohibitions violate the First Amendment.

    In a dissenting opinion, Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote:

    “The American flag, then, throughout more than 200 years of our history, has come to be the visible symbol embodying our Nation. It does not represent the views of any particular political party, and it does not represent any particular political philosophy. The flag is not simply another “idea” or “point of view” competing for recognition in the marketplace of ideas. Millions and millions of Americans regard it with an almost mystical reverence regardless of what sort of social, political, or philosophical beliefs they may have. I cannot agree that the First Amendment invalidates the Act of Congress, and the laws of 48 of the 50 States, which make criminal the public burning of the flag.”

    Congress sought to amend The Constitution to protect the American flag:

    “When Republicans retook control of Congress for the 104th session, the Flag Desecration Amendment was first proposed, which would grant the federal government the authority to proscribe flag burning. A resolution for this Amendment passed the House in every session from the 104th until the 109th Congress, but never got past the Senate (in the most recent vote, passage in the Senate failed by one vote), and has not been considered since the 109th Congress.”

    One of those voting against the resolution was U. S. Senator B. Hussein Obama.

    As a direct result, we had this in front of the Arizona State Capital:

    “Illegal alien supporters, bussed in from California, desecrate US and AZ flag in front of Arizona State Capitol during the singing of the National Anthem at a pro SB 1070 rally.”

    Happy Flag Day.

    • LEO IN TSN says:

      No real surprise that Barak Hussein Obamao would vote to allow the desecration of American flag, the symbol of our freedom and the freedoms of the world. But take a gander at who held his hand while they voted together. Here’s a clue – he’s a beltway elite favorite, now endorsing AMNESTY.

      “Flag burners are not the problem; the problem is those who say flag burning is speech. These people are burning our Constitution. Tragically, key members of American leadership today support legalized flag burning. Although a large majority of the Congress repeatedly voted for the flag amendment, (it lost by one vote in the Senate), both then-Sen. Obama and the ranking Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, disregarded the will of the people, the Constitution, and voted against the right of the people to protect their flag. So did Hilary Clinton.”


      God bless America.

      • eubykdisop says:

        But of course, Leo. The American flag signifies, among other things, the sovereignty of The United States of America, something the “New World Order” people, like McConnell, want to do away with. McConnell has been facilitating the passage of the “Gang of 8” amnesty in the Senate as well!

  3. Doc says:

    So, in a Salute to “Ol’ Glory”, raise a toast to her with your favorite Bourbon! It’s National Bourbon Day!!! I lift a “Bucket-Glass” 1/3rd full of “Maker’s Mark”! God Bless America!!

  4. VINOAZ says:

    Happy Birthday Joe. Your are a true patriot. Today is the 238th birthday of the US ARMY, June 14, 1775. Poorly trained, ill equipped and undisciplined they managed to defeat the world’s superpower of the time. George Washington, appointed Commander-in-Chief on June 15, 1775, was truly a great man, as King George famously said.

  5. Marne says:

    Happy Birthday to America’s Greatest Sheriff and one of the best and strongest men that Rob and I have had the pleasure to stand beside in our battle to protect our state & country from an invasion of illegal immigrants…..emphasis on ‘illegal.’ We are so blessed to live in Sheriff Arpaio’s county, as our relatives back East frequently remind us!

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