Memorial Day parade in Trump Country, USA

A year ago, Mary and I moved from Florida to Paw Paw, West Virginia (population 500) to be near our parents.  Saturday was our first Paw Paw Memorial Day parade – patriotic Americana at its best.  Both sides of Main Street were adorned with flags – Old Glory proudly flying high, waving in the breeze.  The refreshing sound of the Paw Paw school marching band's excellent rendition of "America the Beautiful" filled the air.  Remember the New York school principal who banned "God Bless the USA" on one occasion and "Stand Up for the Red, White, and Blue" on another?  A leftist judge upheld a California school banning students from wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo.  Administrators claimed that American flag shirts would inflame the passions of Latino students celebrating their Mexican holiday. A Virginia school board chairman, Ryan Sawyers, decreed that...(Read Full Post)