Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Traditional Flag Day Celebration

In contrast to anti-semitic myths circulating the internet, George Washington was a friend to many Jews and had no animosity toward Jews as a people. During the Holocaust, to stress this fact, Chicagoans erected a statue of Washington towering over his diminutive Jewish financier (originally on Wacker Drive, but this link shows where Daley moved it after September 11th).

Yesterday's Washington Post gives us a new opportunity to highlight our first President's appreciation of Jews: the Post says that he lobbied to have the United States flag feature six-pointed stars, until Betsy Ross convinced him that the traditional symbol of Satanism was would take less time to make than the sign of the house of David.

Are we too cowardly to restore George Washington's original vision, now that both stars are equally easy to produce?

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