The American Flag Daily ^ | February 19, 2014 | FlagBearer
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:41:44 AM by Master Zinja
On this day in 1945, the five-week-long battle of Iwo Jima began with the invasion of the island by the United States Marine Corps. This would be one of the bloodier battles in the Pacific theater, with more than 6,800 Americans dying and over 19,000 wounded. In their honor, we raise the Corps flag on the anniversary of the first day of battle.
The Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 9:55:00 PM by afraidfortherepublic
The town of Campbell, Wis., is facing a federal lawsuit challenging ordinance 9.12, which bans the display of banners or flags on or near the town’s pedestrian overpass.
By Doug Hagmann Monday, February 3, 2014
The opening of the halftime show for last night’s Super Bowl featured a group of children holding hands while standing in front of a large digital display flashing various images, beginning with portions of the American flag.
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CNN ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Faith Karimi
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 9:29:17 AM by Innovative
A diet of bread and water is the punishment for dozens of Arizona inmates who allegedly defaced American flags placed in their jail cells.
The 38 male inmates are part of the Maricopa County jail system, which is under the control of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Nevada County Church Ordered To Remove “Support Our Troops” Sign
cbslocal.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | no attribution
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 9:25:19 AM by MeshugeMikey
A church is in a clash with Nevada County after being told to take down a sign with an American flag and a message to support the troops. Simple Truth Church put up the sign to cover an old, rundown billboard. However the “Support Our Troops” sign is becoming quite controversial. If the church doesn’t remove the sign, it could be fined.
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Texas Veteran’s Amazing Response to Catching Three Punks on Video Destroying His American Flag
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 22, 2013 | Jason Howerton
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:34:05 PM by lowbridge
Larry Lorance told CBS DFW that he installed a surveillance camera and successfully captured the violators on video — three punks roaming at night with nothing better to do. It’s not just about the damage to his property, it’s about respect, he said.
Veteran angered at government sends \’distress call\’ to communityNW Florida Daily News ^ | 10/10/2013 | WENDY VICTORAPosted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:43:36 AM by markomalley
“I had to do something,” said the Air Force veteran, who is upset about the government’s treatment of veterans.DeFUNIAK SPRINGS —A retired Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam sent a “distress call” to the community Thursday morning.Edward Armbruster had his son help him turn a large American flag upside down outside his business complex on U.S. Highway 90.
by Laurence M. Vance
There are three holidays that cause otherwise sound-in-the-faith evangelical, conservative, and fundamentalist Christians to lose their religion.
One of these holidays doesn’t even have to fall on a Sunday for some churches to go wild with celebration.
Democrat storm troopers find Gadsden flag “offensive” order veterans: take it down and hand it over « Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Democrats love to flex their political muscles in the faces of anyone, but they take special pleasure in rubbing the noses of conservatives in the dirt. They are nasty lowlifes after all.
Recently the Democrats of the City Council of New Rochelle New York, a Big Apple bedroom community, decided that the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association could not fly a Gadsden flag (known more widely as the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag) in front of the town’s armory. One of the five skunks who voted to take this action cried that the flag which is a symbol of pride to actual patriotic Americans was “offensive” to him.
Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:05:39 PM by rightwingintelligentsia
Gregory Schaffer said after his tour of duty in the Marines he wanted to go home and fly a flag in his yard.
But a complaint from an anonymous neighbor got Schaffer in some hot water.
New Rochelle [NY] War Veterans Protest City’s Order to Take Down Gadsden Flag
NBC News NY ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jonathan Vigliotti
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:01:26 AM by Pharmboy
War veterans in New Rochelle are protesting the city’s order for the so-called Gadsden flag to be taken down from its post outside the armory.
A symbol of pride for the veterans, the flag features a rattlesnake and the words, “Don’t tread on me.”
“That flag is the first flag of the Continetal Navy,” said Peter Parente, president of the United Veterans Memorial. He helped hoist the flag up on March 21 during a ceremony to swap out the tattered American flag.
For Sale: Original Iwo Jima MonumentAP/Newser ^ | 02/08/2013Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013 3:17:04 PM by Responsibility2ndAP –
A long-forgotten piece of America’s military history is going up for sale. The original smaller statue of the iconic raising of the US flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 is expected to fetch up to $1.8 million later this month at a New York auction dedicated to World War II artifacts. That such a statue even exists is news to all but the most ardent history buffs.
Most Americans are familiar with Felix de Weldon‘s 1954 bronze version, the 32-foot-tall Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. Less well-known is the 12-and-1/2-foot-tall statue created soon after the event.De Weldon, a young sculptor serving as an artist in the Navy, became instantly transfixed by an Associated Press image of the Feb. 19, 1945, flag planting, which would earn photographer Joe Rosenthal a Pulitzer Prize and resonate around the world.
He modeled a wax sculpture of the photo to present to the chiefs of staff, and Congress soon called for construction of a large statue. Completed in just three months, de Weldon’s cast stone monument was erected in Washington, DC, in front of what is now the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue, and remained there until 1947.
Upside-down flag protests Obama win, upsets neighbors
A small group of veterans picketed outside the Canandaigua VA Hospital Wednesday afternoon. They were protesting the closing of VA hospitals across the country. They say those that aren’t closing are being sold off or leased to outside interests, depriving veterans the treatment they have earned.
Displaying the American flag upside down, however, is considered by some to be disrespectful.
“We’re not disgracing the flag but telling the public be on the alert,” said Gene Simes, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “This is a distress call.”
Brooke County, WV – A McDonald’s restaurant earned a fair share of controversy Wednesday when an American flag was shown to he hanging upside down early in the morning, thought initially to be a protest of the results of the 2012 election.
Many wondered whether or not the McDonald’s upside-down flag was a deliberate political message. Turns out, the upside-down flag wasn’t intentional disrespect, but rather a timely, accidental coincidence.
A local reporter for NEWS9 had called the McDonald’s restaurant earlier Wednesday to ask why the flag was flown upside-down, usually taken as a sign of distress. Reportedly, the employee who answered the phone said that the flag was flown that way on purpose.
Later, a person identifying herself as a manager of that particular McDonald’s called to clarify her employee’s comments.
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:53:45 AM by lowbridge
At least one brave and patriotic American attended the Presidential Inauguration and is in the parade route with an American flag in the ‘distress position’ and the white Gadsden flag by the way, which is affiliated with the Culpepper Militia Minutemen so they were very brave!
A photo depicting what appears to be the Teamsters Union flag improperly flying above the American flag outside the union’s D.C. headquarters on Tuesday was sent to TheBlaze, and the story of how a Marine veteran who tried to bring it to the group’s attention was treated is sure to raise eyebrows.
The photo was taken by the Marine at approximately 2:10 pm ET and sent to TheBlaze by his brother. Both have requested anonymity for fear of retaliation by the union.This is the picture:
If you’re a thief, there are a couple of warning signs that you should watch out for. A dog bowl and a leash in the front yard would tip you off that you’re probably going to get bitten. A sign that reads, “Trespassers will be shot!” is pretty self-explanatory.
The home of 77-year-old Lloyd McCarty is similarly filled with warning signs. He flies an American flag on the front porch, he has a U.S. Marine Corpspatch tacked to the wall, and he also keeps a framed picture of himself in his glory day as a Marine. If the home invader had noticed these clues then maybe he would have picked another house to rob.
According to reports, McCarty heard a knock on his door – a knock so light that it was suspicious — on Nov. 10. The shrewd veteran retrieved his .32-caliber pistol just in time to encounter the home invader breaking down his front door. With the casual devil-may-care attitude that only a war veterancan have, McCarty said, “He hit (the door) that hard and when he hit it that hard that’s when I shot the door. He went to a hollerin’ and screamin’. I could hear him going clear down the street hollerin.” He added, “Well, maybe I shoulda shot two or three times.”
FLASHBACK: New Video Shows Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels Burning U.S. Flag
Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012 5:36:29 AM by carriage_hill
At least two recent incidents in which empty chairs were hung from trees by rope have critics decrying what they say are racially offensive displays meant to symbolize the “lynching” of President Barack Obama.In Austin, Texas, a homeowner hung an empty folding chair from a tree branch in front of his house and later attached an American flag to it.
There are numerous places you can go to view Obama‘s flag… here is where you can buy it not that you would want to…
New Obama Flag Looks Eerily Like Blood-Stained Walls at Benghazi Consulate
Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-20-2012 | Jim Hoft
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:52:21 AM by servo1969
If the image looks familiar it could be because the red stripes resemble the bloody Benghazi hand prints. The bloodstained walls at the US consulate revealed that the US officials were dragged to their death by
Keep in mind these are the same protesters Obama backed during the Arab Spring uprising against Mubarak.Via CNN: Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down its American flags, replacing them with black flags with Islamic emblems.
The incident prompted U.S. security guards to fire off a volley of warning shots as a large crowd gathered outside, apparently upset about the production of a Dutch film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed, said CNN producer Mohammed Fahmy, who was on the scene. An embassy operator told CNN that the facility had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier Tuesday, ahead of the apparent threat, while Egyptian riot police were called to help secure the embassy walls.Update: More pictures………………….
Full Title: Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event [Update: School Apologizes, Removes Picture, Then Backtracks]Today, President Obama is slated to travel to the University of Iowa to campaign in the crucial battleground state.
WRENTHAM — Just a week after the nation celebrated its birthday, residents of the Garden Lane public housing complex are being told they can no longer display their patriotism by hanging U.S. flags outside their homes.
Tenants of the complex, operated near the center of town by the Wrentham Housing Authority, were notified of the new policy through a letter taped to their doors sometime Wednesday afternoon.
A Texas city council has voted to ban American flags from a local cemetary. Why? Because these people want to keep the cemetary free of “clutter.” That’s right… according to these “leaders,” the American flag is “clutter” and cannot be placed beside a tombstone.
It appears common sense and respect for veterans have gone out the window.
I have received as have you Raymond Jacobs’ compelling photo essay documenting his claim to be the radioman who accompanied the patrol that raised the first flag over Mt Suribachi.
I am very impressed and, unless there is something I don’t know about, I think his claim should be recognized by publication of a suitably edited version of his essay.
“What you are proposing is murder,” Lt. Joseph Cramer told his commanding officer, Colonel John Chivington of the Third Colorado Cavalry, shortly before daybreak on the morning of the planned assault. Cramer and several other members of Chivington’s command staff had severe misgivings about the prospect of a sneak attack against a band of defenseless of Cheyenne Indians who had been promised protection.
Chief Black Kettle had distinguished himself through repeated efforts to secure the peace – on one occasion riding weaponless between opposing skirmish lines to prevent a battle from breaking out. In witness of his non-belligerency he had been provided with a United States flag by military officers who promised to protect the Cheyennes and Arapahos who lived in his encampment.
The “Battle” of Sand Creek could be considered the last engagement in which the U.S. flag flew over Americans who mounted a desperate defense of their homes and families against a barbarous aggressor.
During the months leading up to the November 1864 attack on the Sand Creek Reservation, Black Kettle had cooperated in efforts to identify and apprehend Indians who had stolen horses and attacked white settlers. He had also repeatedly petitioned both civilian and military officials on behalf of Indians who had suffered similar abuses.
“The Indians talk very bitterly about the whites – say they have stolen their ponies and abused their women, taken their hunting grounds, and they expected that they would have to fight for their rights,” wrote Lt. George Hawkins in an official report filed during the bitter winter of 1863. The concept that Indians had rights they were entitled to defend was foreign to Colorado Governor John Evans and General Samuel Curtis.
During a September 1864 conference in Denver, Evans disingenuously insisted that owing to a “state of war” the military had plenary authority over Indian affairs, and that he was powerless to negotiate a peace treaty. Curtis wasn’t interested in a modus vivendi with the Indians: “I want no peace until the Indians suffer more,” he wrote in a directive to Colonel Chivington. “Pursue everywhere and chastise the Cheyennes and the Arapahos…. No presents must be made and no peace concluded without my consent.”
Chivington was indecently eager to carry out that barbarous directive. Considered a war hero of sorts following a Civil War engagement with Confederate forces in New Mexico, Chivington chafed under the restraints placed on his volunteers. He also resented the fact that the Third Colorado Cavalry, which had yet to see action, had been saddled with the sardonic sobriquet “The Bloodless Third.”………
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- The Rape of Delaware County, Oklahoma by William Norman Grigg (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
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- Copification (txwclp.org)
- The Theology of the United Nations (revisedhistory.wordpress.com)
- The Cult of Government Supremacy (lewrockwell.com)
- Hutaree Militiamen Cleared In Court (chuckbaldwinlive.com)
- Never Believe the Government or Media (lewrockwell.com)
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- The Real DiLorenzo: A ‘Southern Partisan’ Interview (Thomas Dilorenzo “…Our Republic Cannot Be Restored Until GOP Destroyed”!) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- The Rush Towards Socialism – and How To Stop It by Thomas J. DiLorenzo… (genomega1.wordpress.com)
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- The Rush Towards Socialism – and How To Stop It by Thomas J. DiLorenzo… (johnmalcolm.me)
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- Lew Rockwell.com King Lincoln Archive Thomas DiLorenzo, etc. (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
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Flag-saving moment still winning salutes [baseball]
AP via WaPo ^ | April 22, 2006 | JOE RESNICK
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 3:15:49 PM by Daffynition
LOS ANGELES — Rick Monday never tires of answering questions about that memorable day 30 years ago, when he performed his own Patriot Act and unwittingly became an icon to millions of American war heroes and their loved ones.
I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag……
I want my USA.
Prison Planet.com » New Version of American Flag Bearing the Face of President Obama Hangs in New Jersey
A CBS News affiliate in Philadelphia reported on an incident this week, where a local South Jersey resident has been flying the stars and stripes – only there are no the stars representing the 50 states.
In their place was the emblazoned image of Barack Obama.Residents complained that this new ’Obama Stripes’ version of the American Flag violates the United States official flag code.One elderly resident appeared to be visibly shaken for fear she would be branded as a ‘racist’ for showing her disapproval of the Obama Stripes. She explains,
“I don’t want to be called a racist because I object to an American flag where the stars are removed – to put a face. I don’t care if it’s a can of peas, it doesn’t belong on my American Flag.”
Lincoln, shrewd pragmatist that he was, realized he had opposition to a war both in the North and the West Mid-West and so he used the firing on Fort Sumter to rouse the war spirit in his own back yard where it had been notably lacking up to that point.
Supposedly the nation now had to go to war because the United States flag had been fired upon. But, from Charles E. Minor’s book The Real Lincoln not to be confused with Thomas DiLorenzo’s book of the same name we learn that the United States flag had been fired upon in the same place two months earlier, a fact which has been strangely ignored.
The steamer Star of the West had been sent two months earlier, on January 9, 1861, with food and two hundred recruits to relieve the garrison at Fort Sumter. At that time the flag was fired upon, struck twice, and the steamer retired.
The main problem there was probably the two hundred recruits.William Howard Russell, a war correspondent for the London Times wrote to that paper from America stating: “It is absurd to assert…that the sudden outburst when Fort Sumter was fired upon was caused by the insult to the flag.
Obama flag flies again
March 15, 2012 by Don Surber
“I can’t describe how upset was because you just don’t do that to the American flag,” Van Beck said.
Van Beck found it flying outside Lake County Democratic headquarters under the stars and stripes. Marine Corps vet John Masterjohn was seeing red.
Lake County Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy Hurlbert told angry vets who demanded it be taken down: “No. This is private property. This is private property. You’re not allowed to touch anything. I’ll call the police. Just went online. Just went online and looked up the flag code.
Veterans Outraged Over American Flag With Obama Image
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 12:34 PM
By Marti Lotman
Veterans in Lake County, Fla., are incensed that local Democrats hoisted an American flag with President Obama’s image in place of the traditional stars over their headquarters. The veterans denounced the modified banner as “a disgrace,” reports Fox News.
The veterans’ complaints finally prompted the Democrats to remove the flag from its perch under a customary American flag on the flagpole outside party headquarters in Tavares, Fla.
“It’s absolutely disrespectful,” said Jim Bradford, 71-year-old veteran who served during the Bay of Pigs invasion. “It’s totally ridiculous. To put somebody’s picture there, to me, it’s a disgrace to do that.”
Bradford sent pictures of the flag to fellow veterans and friends, and he delivered a copy of the federal flag code to Nancy Hurlbert, chairwoman of the Lake County Democratic Party.
“We read that to her, but she would not accept that,” Bradford said. “The discussion finally got a little bit heated.”
A Georgia man was slapped with a ticket and threatened with jail time after he refused to remove an American flag that’s been flying outside his business for more than thirty years.
An Albany code enforcement officer alleged that Tom Gieryic’s flag was in violation of the city’s sign ordinance. The standard size American flag was posted on a pole outside Gieryic’s automotive repair shop.
“It’s been there for 30 years,” Gieryic told Fox News. “She told me my flag was in the city’s right of way.”
Gieryic said his troubles started last week when a group of retired Marines showed up and offered to put up a new flag. When he returned from lunch, Gieryic was met by a code enforcement officer telling him to either remove the American flag or face fines.
OBAMA’S PLAN FOR AMERICAby Dr. Laurie Roth, Presidential CandidateHave Americans allowed a Frankenstein to be created?Jan. 24, 2012 — Obama has told us for years what his ‘change’ plan would be if elected. He plans to bring America down in size and turn her into a broken-up Barbie Doll…..maybe Ken. Maybe we will become a hybrid Barbie/Ken combo that is confused.Obama has never been a mystery to anyone, including our lame-brain media and political leaders who look the other way as more of our Constitutional skin gets ripped off.
Various sources offer several estimates as to how many Czars Obama has appointed. Some say that now it is up to 45 Czars, who completely bypass Congress. When I even start to look at the Czars’ profiles, I am stunned into silence, then start screaming in unbelief! All are radical leftists. Listing the horror show of the Czars is a whole other article.
The selection of Czars, however, tells us everything about Obama. He is anti-Semitic, anti-capitalist, anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-US achievement, pro-abortion, anti-sovereignty, anti-Constitution, anti-border security and anti-God. That pretty much covers it.One of my show listenersrecently reminded me of a “Meet The Press” interview back on Sunday, Sept, 7th, 2008. Just a few highlights tell you exactly who Obama is and what he planned to do way back.
State Says American Flag Violates Law
Fox News Radio ^ | December 29, 2011 | Todd Starnes
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 3:42:03 PM by Kaslin
“We want our flag back,” Rhonda Winkler told Fox News & Commentary. “We are patriots and we love America.”
WTAE ^ | December 15, 2011
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:56:18 PM by rightwingintelligentsia
According to the United States Flag Code, the flag should never be displayed with the union down, unless it’s done as a signal of distress.
White Air Force Vet Prohibited from Registering to Vote Because of Race
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:22:26 PM by Kaslin
Believe it or not, there is a place where the American flag flies that citizens of particular races are excluded from voting. Citizens not of the chosen race are not allowed to vote in an important election. White and Asian citizens of the United States there are even prohibited from registering to vote for the election. As implausible as it sounds, such is the law on the island of Guam, a territory where the American flag flies and the Voting Rights Act applies, along with the 15th Amendment to the Constitution.
Don’t display American Flag in American school.
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:40:34 PM by MrNJ
Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (N.D. Cal.), decided the day before yesterday, upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.)
On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a verbal exchange and altercation arose between a group of predominantly white and a group of Mexican students. This altercation involved an exchange of profanities and threats were made. A makeshift American flag was put on one of the trees on campus.
Don’t know how to embed the video, but it warms the heart to see a Viet Nam Vet still fighting for his country.
Best down load it before the commies pull it.
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BENGHAZI, Libya — (MCT) Omar el Keish wanted to make a strong statement when he headed out with his wife and daughter recently for a revolutionary rally here in the de facto rebel capital.
“Libyans love America,” Keish explained as he cut through a boisterous crowd that numbered in the tens of thousands. “They love the flag because it stands for freedom and democracy — exactly what they want for Libya.”
In a region where America is often mistrusted and resented, rebel-held eastern Libya stands out as an island of pro-American sentiment. The rag-tag forces that drove out Moammar Gadhafi‘s security forces in February credit U.S. and NATO warplanes for rescuing Benghazi from a government counterattack in March.
America’s popularity has risen further since July 15, when the U.S. formally recognized the rebel Transitional National Council as the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
More American flags have begun to pop up at opposition rallies and outside shops. Some young men sport ball caps emblazoned with a small U.S. flag and the New York Yankees logo.
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Japanese Iwo Jima eyewitness tells it in his own words
MSN Japan News Manichi ^ | 20 February 2007 | As IndicatedPosted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:05:59 AM by gunnyg
“On the morning of February 23, he saw the first U.S. flag go up on Suribachi’s peak, followed shortly thereafter by the second, larger flag, the raising of which was immortalized at 1/400th second in Rosenthal‘s famous photograph. Akikusa’s descriptions up to this point correspond completely to American accounts of the event.
But what followed afterward appears to contradict the official U.S. Naval version of the battle.The following morning, as Akikusa relates in his book, “It was not the Stars & Stripes, but the Nissho-ki Japanese Sun flag that was waving.
Even though the peak was the target of attack from every direction on the island, I thought how hard they must have fought, and tears naturally came to my eyes.
The valiant fighters were defending Mt. Suribachi to the death.”The U.S. troops quickly hauled down the Japanese standard and replaced it with their own flag. But early the next morning, February 25, “the Nissho-ki was once again fluttering in the morning sunshine. It was a dazzling, beautiful sight.”
“The flag was a different one from the day before,” Akikusa recalls. “It was a smaller one, and square. It may have been improvised. The red circle in the center looked brownish, so it could have been blood.”"It may have been made out of a shirt. It moved me to tears. ‘Our guys are still up there,’ I thought.
‘They’re giving everything they’ve got. So will I.’”"I had hoped to see the Nissho-ki still flying the next morning, but that miracle was not to be,” Akikusa writes. “I said to myself, ‘Well, I guess that’s the end of it.’”…………………………..
Free RepublicBrowse · Search Pings · Mail Bloggers & PersonalTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments.The Truth about the Pledge of AllegiancePolitical Blog ^ | December 1, 2011 | Chris CantwellPosted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:37:21 AM by RaquelIt is rare today to find a conservative who doesn’t think, that anyone who refuses to say the pledge of allegiance is traitor or a socialist or both. The pledge is recited at the beginning of so many different types of gatherings from public schools to “Tea Parties” to you name it. Try to find an American who doesn’t know the words by heart, let me know how that works out for ya. If only more Americans knew their Constitution this well, or for that matter, the truth about the pledge of allegiance, I am certain that America would be a wonderful place to live.But the fact of the matter is, America is not a wonderful place to live, and it is completely because of that ignorance. People say the pledge of allegiance and think America is the greatest country in the world, the freest, but the fact of the matter is, America ranks 9th in world Freedom according to the Heritage foundation. Mind you this is not some UN Study that gauges freedom by how good your socialized medicine works, or some libertarian conspiracy theory, this is an American, conservative, thinktank! Americans say the pledge and think about the military and how it protects our freedoms, neglecting to take into consideration that War is the biggest enemy of freedom and that one reason their taxes and inflation are so high is because we do 70% of the worlds military spending, partially because we have not known a period of peace longer than 33 years since our inception, and the last time it was that long was after the Civil War.Excerpt Read more at raquelokyay.com …
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Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 9:21:28 AM by Servant of the Cross
The flag debates began during the Vietnam era when leftist radicals made the fatal error of burning it. For decades since, non-suicidal liberals have tried to undo the damage. Demeaningly, and somewhat unfairly, they are forever having to prove their fealty to the flag.
Amazingly, though, some still couldn’t get it quite right. During the last presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama, when asked why he was not wearing a flag pin, answered that it represented “a substitute” for “true patriotism.” Bad move. Months later, Obama quietly beat a retreat and returned to wearing the flag on his lapel. He does so still.
Today, the issue is the Constitution. It’s a healthier debate because flags are pure symbolism and therefore more likely to evoke pure emotion and ad hominem argument. The Constitution, on the other hand, is a document that speaks. It defines concretely the nature of our social contract. Nothing in our public life is more substantive.