Thursday, June 30, 2011

Theme Thursday: Fourth of July

Hosted by Reading Between the Pages

*A theme will be posted each week on Thursday
*Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from your current book that features the theme
*Post it and don't forget to mention the author and title of the book
*Event is open for the whole week
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This week's theme is JULY 4TH: Celebrations, Independence, Freedom, Flag, Fireworks, or anything else that strikes you that will fit the theme.

Here's mine from Scorpions: The Battles & Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Justices by Noah Feldman (pp. 180-81; RE case before the Supreme Court about the refusal of children who were Jehovah's Witnesses to salute the flag in 1935):

To its proponents, the flag salute meant something different with a world war brewing and a draft in the offing than it might have done otherwise. A child's salute has special significance when there is the prospect that the nation may go to war behind the flag. By the time Judge Rutherford argued the children's case himself before the Supreme Court in late April 1940, comparing the children to Daniel in the lion's den, the case had turned into controversy about wartime loyalty. France was poised to fall to Nazi Germany--and would fall just days after the opinion was handed down in June.

As an illustration: My son's Boy Scout Troop salute the flag at one of their meetings.


Jennifer G. said...

Great post! Sounds interesting! New follower :)

Jennifer G. said...

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Julie @ Read Handed said...

Great post! I love that excerpt. Hope you enjoy the holiday!

Rachel said...

Good excerpt. Sounds like an interesting book.

My theme post is HERE

kavyen said...

Wooshhhh!!! Flag salute... did you know the theme before hand? Such a fantastic and apt snippet. PS: Love the pic too...

fredamans said...

Awesome contribution!!!

Landslide said...

That book sounds very interesting. Can't wait to read your oppinion about it.


Yvonne said...

Great post!

Amy said...

Thank you for stopping by! Great choice this week! :)