*How many does it take to count us? Here’s an interesting tidbit from another column I write for Personal Liberty Alerts. "This Week in History”" is the last item every Wednesday. The one this week related that during the 1890 census, it took 45,000 census workers to count the 62,622,249 people then in the United States. Now, 120 years later, our population is five times larger—but it will take 30 times as many census workers to count us all.
*The PC police strike again. Last month, five students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., were sent home for wearing T-shirts that school officials said were “incendiary.” What racist, hate-mongering message were they wearing? The U.S. flag! School administrators said they feared the shirts could cause “an outbreak of violence” by Hispanic students because the event took place on Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in Mexico.
*Surprise! Another politician breaks his word. The current governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, faced some tough sledding in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. When it became obvious that he would lose in the Republican primary he decided to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent. But here’s the kicker: Although he promised donors to his campaign that he’d return their money if he left the GOP, now his campaign says Crist is keeping every penny.
*Patriotic singer fears reprisals. One of the most popular performers at Tea Party rallies is a troubadour who goes by the name of Jon David. He’s written songs with lyrics like, “I got American parts, got American faith in America’s heart.” It turns out the singer’s real name is Jonathan Kahn. He used a pseudonym because his day job was as a screenwriter in Hollywood. “It’s for protective reasons,” he explained. “In Hollywood being a conservative is the kiss of death.” John Wayne, we need you!