Cody had a little Flag, the old red, white and blue,

And everywhere that Cody went, he had his flag there too

He took his flag to school one day which was against the rule

It made the Master shout and flay to see that flag at school

Be sensitive to all offended by those old stars and stripes,

Said Master, but word got out an’ found the Limbaugh pipes!

A motorcycle troupe showed up —and flags? They did abound,

Then Superintendent Ed came to say the light he now had found!

Many in America despise our flag

I know, it is hard for me to understand too. Why would they hate the American Flag? They hate the freedom it represents. This post is about Cody Alicea and the dark force he exposed. But let me set up the reality with “Sage”, a liberal, and his attempt at humor:


Cody’s story comes from a Sacramento TV station, Rush and Retiring CA 19th District Congressman George Radanovich. Read Rush HERE. I will find you a copy of the Radanovich letter [see update]. Finally be inspired and know we are winning as you watch America at its best. Watch this report from KCRATV in  Sacramento and be warmed to see patriotism is not quite dead:


of California’s 19th District in the U.S. House of Representatives (revised and extended remarks) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010

Mr. RADANOVICH. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor Cody Alecia, of Denair, California.

What has America come to when a 13-year-old student must be concerned for his safety when he waves the American flag? This past week, Denair Middle School, located in my home district, asked one of their students, Cody Alecia, to remove an American flag he has been proudly displaying on the back of his bicycle for two months. Cody and his family were told that the flag needed to be removed for his own safety, in light of problems that arose during the previous school year when students carried the Mexican flag to the school on Cinco de Mayo. Thankfully, on November 12th, the school district reversed the decision and has informed Cody that he can once again display his flag.

I am pleased that the Denair Unified School District has made the correct decision and is once again allowing Cody to display his flag. However, I am deeply concerned about the circumstances that led to Cody being asked to remove his flag in the first place and want to make every member of the House aware of it. I raise this issue on the floor of the House because I believe what happened to Cody gives us a snapshot of our current national culture. The flag of the United States of America is a symbol of everything that this country stands for —unity, prosperity and freedom. Every morning, in classrooms across America, students of all ages and nationalities pledge their allegiance to the flag and to this country. For an American student to ever be told that displaying the American flag in America may make him a target for violence is a travesty and terrible testament to what is happening in our country.

I am proud of Cody for choosing to display his patriotism, his respect for the men and women who have fought and died for this country, and his love of this country. And I am proud to represent this community, which has displayed such overwhelmingly positive support for Cody. I want to thank “The American Legion Patriot Guard” and the other riders here today, especially the Merced American Legion, Post 83, Patriot Guard, for their organization and passion to the cause. I would also like to thank everyone else who chose to walk and ride to Denair Middle School with Cody this morning and to display their pride in the American flag and the ideals that it represents. I hope many more people will be inspired by Cody’s example and will choose to fly the flag more often.

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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  1. Alex Loftus says:

    Hey Grandpa! That’s a great poem!! I am really impressed with your website. Love, Alex

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