Topic

patriotism

15 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Rep. Ken Calvert, Army Corps Of Engineers (Army Corps Of Engineers Senior Public Affairs Specialist)

Save The Largest Patriotic Mural In America

At nearly 100,000 sq feet, the Prado Dam Bicentennial Mural can be seen by some 300,000 cars that pass by it daily along the 91 freeway in Corona California.  The mural is actually six times the size of Mt. Rushmore! 

How the mural got there is as impressive as It's message, in 1976 it was designed and painted by Corona High School students to be part of the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration, which became the most massive volunteer movement in peacetime history. Over the years the Mural has been damaged, but even though groups like the Boy Scouts have volunteered to repair the 40 year old Icon, the Army Corps of Engineers has turned down all requests solely on the premise of lead paint in the mural.  It's on that claim alone, the Corps has now resolved to strip off the mural in the next few months.  With the Corps failure to put a vintage restoration plan in place, the Mural could be lost forever or even replaced by a different design.

The 10,000 Inspirational comments left here by petitioners along with the resolutions that were passed in support by the five cities that surround the mural, leave no doubt that the public wants the mural preserved as a living part of our communities life, development and to benefit that of present and future generations. This is why, original Mural Artist and creator Ron Kammeyer has teamedup with the Mural Conservancy of L.A. to stop the destruction.  Since 2012, the Mural Conservancy has been restoring the famed 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals in downtown Los Angeles.  Those Murals were covered in heavy graffiti, but are now almost fully restored.  The group believes that compared to other projects, the Bicentennial Mural is child's play .  Both Kammeyer and the Mural Conservancy are being represented by Eric Bjorgum of Karish & Bjorgum PC in Pasadena, California.  Please sign the petition below to show your support for the restoration of the current Bicentennial mural.

Prado Dam
29,744 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Roger Goodell, NFL

Discipline National Anthem Demonstrators

We urge the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE to enforce it's Personal Conduct Policy whenever players use the NATIONAL ANTHEM as a demonstration for their personal causes or face a boycott. The aforementioned policy states: "All persons associated with the NFL are required to avoid “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League.” This requirement applies to players, coaches, other team employees, owners, game officials and all others privileged to work in the National Football League." A demonstration during the National Anthem is most certainly conduct that, if permitted to continue without discipline, will be "detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League.”  Whereas 36 U.S. Code § 301 states: "...persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and.... when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed...", NFL employees are in violation of the law and the institution should discipline them accordingly. We implore you, as a National institution that has always embodied patriotism, to stop the use of the National Anthem by NFL employees for other than it's lawful purposes and observance. It is our hope that escalating to an economic boycott will not be necessary and that the responsible leadership of the NFL will demonstrate their social responsibility to promote patriotism as an institution in our society. #boycottNFL

Marla Welch
47 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Terrell Pruitt, Mayor of Cleveland Ohio, Jimmy Haslam, Dee Haslam, Browns Backers, Mike Trivisonno, Kerry McCormack, Zach Reed, Kenneth Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson

Contractual Requirement for NFL Cleveland Browns Players to Stand for the National Anthem

Since the relocation of the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1995, it has been difficult being a Cleveland Browns Fan. Fans have been resigned to a second rate team that has not been able to get out of their own way due to a systemic failure in talented players, coaches, and management. Many Browns fans would rather watch replays of the Browns during the 1980's than to set through this shadow of a team. Thank God for tailgating, the great people of Cleveland, and cold beer to make Browns seasons bearable. The last straw is having Duke Johnson Jr. , Terrence Magee, safeties Peppers and Calvin Pryor, cornerback Jamar Taylor, tight end Seth DeValve, wide receivers Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis, linebackers Christian Kirksey and Jamie Collins, and running backs Isaiah Crowell and Brandon Wilds not standing during the national anthem. These actions, no matter how well intentioned should have violated a "moral turpitude" clause in these players contracts and caused them to be fired on the spot. Players should remember they are in the public eye and are looked upon by the youth of the Nation as potential role models. What players do off the field and on their own time can be debated but there should be no debate when they put that uniform on. First Energy Stadium is owned by Cleveland City Council and council members should require in their contract with the Cleveland Browns that each player be bound by a "moral turpitude" clause that requires their players to stand during the national anthem, to respect the flag of the United States, and when proper to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America. And to save all protests for off field activities during their personal time.

Jon Morrow
2,752 supporters