S. Carolina Sheriff Stands By Deputy Who Asked Student To Stand For Pledge

Do we have enough confidence in ourselves as a nation to ask citizens for their loyalty?

Amazing, isn't it, that we now live in a country which lacks confidence in itself to the point that a public official feels he has to walk on eggshells when he expresses his opinion that maybe, just maybe, students might want to respect the Flag? The soul-searching, the hand-wringing, the endless self-criticism has reached a level that would make Mao's Red Guard jealous--and in the deep-red state of South Carolina, no less.