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    Patriotism In North America

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    Introduction Many churches across the United States of America celebrate their freedom through displays of patriotism, such as singing patriotic songs, posting an American flag, and honoring the nation itself. Respected religious leader, Alexander Campbell defined patriotism as an extension of selfishness and the “great and damning sin of mankind.” Furthermore, God tells His people, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exod 20:3). Yet, many churches continue to honor the nation, despite the danger of idolatry. For example, worshippers in the United States will likely witness several things during worship on Sunday morning: a bible, a cross, a baptismal pool, a hymnal, and an American flag posted on stage, often posted higher than the…

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    Not only must they overcome the obstacles that they’re faced with while in primary and secondary school but they must also learn to endure the challenges that come their way after high school and on their path to college. An Idaho Latina Activist, spoke about the heartbreaking conversations she’s had with students and parents since the enactment of DACA. She said that parents are heartbroken to see their children fall into a state of depression when they find out that the DACA act is not all it…

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    When I would see my peers being picked up by their dads or just hearing anyone talk about their dad, I then started to ask my mother about my father. I literally remember the first time I asked my mom “ What is a dad”. I had no idea that there should or once was a father in my home to take part in who I became in life. From that point on my mom introduced me to the American flag and told me that this is how she remembered my father. Every night before bed she would read me a different story…

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    Jasper Johns Flag

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    placed right at the beginning of the exhibit, was by artist Jasper Johns called Flag. Flag is a piece associated with Johns’ theme of repetition in his artworks as well as influenced by personal and historical contexts. Flag was made between 1954-55 with encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood in three panels. The formal aspects combined created a flag with red, white, and blue which are the symbolic colors of American culture. The flag contains forty-eight stars and thirteen…

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    the camera, indicating he is the focal point of the advertisement. On the side of the models, the phrase “True Religion Brand Jeans – The True American” is placed in big, bold lettering. In addition, the lettering of “True Religion Brand Jeans” is colored in the colors of the American flag while the models also have aspects of the American flag on their clothing. Through this advertisement, it is clear there is a hidden message underlying it. By looking at Williamson’s transference of meaning,…

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    Stimulus One- American Flag In our topic of school shootings our first stimulus was an American flag. We were firstly asked what the American flag meant to us, both positive and negative. This sparked a discussion on the topic of the ‘American Dream’. Many people discussed how this gave the Americans hope. A few people went further into depth and talked about the colours of the flag representing the danger and the innocence that America claims to have. For example, Sammie said that the white…

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    XI. The Removal of Colonel Reb as the Mascot The progression of the University’s image began in 1997 with the ban of the Confederate flag in the football stadium by, then Chancellor Robert Khayat. This was the result then Athletic Director, Pete Boone and student leaders who approved a resolution asking Ole Miss fans to stop waving Rebel flags at athletic events. In an interview Boone stated that the flag hurt recruitment (Cabell, 1997). "I mean, we 've got a great university here, a great…

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    names ‘Old Glory’, ‘Stars and Stripes’, ’Star-Spangled Banner’,’ Grand Union Flag’ or ‘the Continental Colors’. Whichever name it’s been called this standard has brought forth emotional,…

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    was requested by George Washington to make the First American Flag. Also at the age of 21, she eloped across the Delaware River to Gloucester, New Jersey. After all of this Betsy has been gifted with a Philadelphia bridge named in her honor. The story of Betsy Ross is incredible with her family, making the first American flag, and why not all people thought she made the American Flag. “For eight hours a day she was taught reading, writing, and sewing. After completing her schooling, Betsy's…

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    John Updike's Icons

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    behind the female’s head. Even though I mentioned the female’s clenched fist and her arm between the two, their positions look natural as they create a curve with bodies and relaxed as if they are “in the moment” that can’t be ruined. I noticed that the photo is primarily focused on the two kissing making the background unfocused and blurry that I couldn't read some of the signs or see the crowd. Firefighter at Ground Zero taken by Thomas E. Franklin also shows the same aspects of Sailor Kissing…

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