Hi Readers!

Like most other writers, I, too, am a voracious reader. Part of this reading involves reviewing and sending E-mails each morning, generally during those early morning hours when the rest of the thundering herd is still sound asleep.

Some of the E-mails I receive are not a very productive expenditure of time. Many others, on the other hand, are real eye openers. Whenever I receive the latter kind, I feel compelled to share them. Below, at the body of this blog, is one of them.

It deals with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama and the Pledge of Allegiance. I’ve copied and pasted relevant verbiage from the E-mail to which I refer so you can read it and make up your own mind. The only changes I’ve made are formatting corrections.

While I don’t vouch 100% for the veracity or accuracy of it, assuming it’s true, it’s scary as all get out! Any presidential candidate who would be more concerned about the opinion of folks from other nations than those of fellow Americans, quite frankly, is someone I do NOT believe we can afford to have living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. The damage could very well be irreversible.

Anyhow, here it is. You’ll find it at the very bottom. Decide for yourself.

Marty Brhel

P.S. For any non-lawyers or any others that are unfamiliar with the U.S. Code referred to hereinbelow, it federal statutory law, written by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by whomever the U.S. President is at the time of its introduction. So, I suspect this is something that U.S. Senator Obama should know something about. Ignorance of the law isn’t much of an excuse on this one, is it?

Subject: Obama explains National Anthem

Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, during rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.

‘As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,’ Obama said. ‘There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ I f that were our anthem, then I might salute it.’