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Missouri County Will Lower Flags To Mourn Gay Marriage Ruling For A Year

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posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: beezzer



There certainly appears to be a double standard working in the US.


Your failure to understand fine lines, subtlety and nuance doesn't make the rest of us guilty of double standards.




posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:18 PM
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Maybe they should fly the confederate flag at half mast, just to get on the bandwagon.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Kali74

Isn't this a form of protest?


A protest that immediately gets the left wingers all starched in their bloomers.
Waiting for how they are going to twist this into playing the racist card to try and make it go away.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
If they aren't denying anyone a marriage license, let them have their protest. At least they aren't shutting down the local government.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: dawnstar

Nah it's not all flags in the county. Or at least I don't see how it could be.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

SCOTUS did that already...

Now they're just tossing and turning...

Let them tire themselves out, I say.



I'd be a great parent.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

I'm not saying they shouldn't have their temper tantrum but they are an elected government body... I'm just sharing the idiocy.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: beezzer

That's what I was just wondering.

Is this freedom of speech, or is this using their position as commissioners to push their beliefs on to others by creating a decree to fly the flags below half-staff?


They are elected officials. I assume that come election time, the voters would decide if their actions were appropriate.


I agree, but I was being serious with my question.

Is this freedom of speech, or is this an actual overreach of their position to use a half-staff decree to voice their personal distaste for the decision?



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:24 PM
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I think that the people in this county need to ask their representatives how much work they are actually doing if they are sitting around thinking about this kind of dumb #. For a government of the free world ours sure finds new ways to make us all look stupid. .



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: Klassified

I'm not saying they shouldn't have their temper tantrum but they are an elected government body... I'm just sharing the idiocy.

Agreed. Just a comment. Not a criticism of the OP.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:24 PM
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This is almost perfect, this is why people like them, and places like that actually help the GLBTQ+ Equality Movement

I Equate them to Westbero, that extremest attitude only shows what kind of person they are, and people don't want to associate with them, unless they absolutely feel the same..

I can only expect what will happen we we finally get our other rights and protections..

while they are lowering their flags, we raise the Rainbow one



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

I'm happy to see that you aren't calling for banning their right to protest.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Kali74

Isn't this a form of protest?
I define protest when the citizens protest. Not when a county board votes on something that may violate laws and become a lawsuit. You lower flags, normally, to mourn death of civilians or soldiers. Not a SCOTUS ruling that an amendment was being violated.
edit on 13-7-2015 by reldra because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Funny thing is...

Never mind you won't get it.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
I don't even know where to start with this... shaking my head or laughing my ass off.



Both seem reasonable


What a bunch of bankers!



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: beezzer

That's what I was just wondering.

Is this freedom of speech, or is this using their position as commissioners to push their beliefs on to others by creating a decree to fly the flags below half-staff?


They are elected officials. I assume that come election time, the voters would decide if their actions were appropriate.


I agree, but I was being serious with my question.

Is this freedom of speech, or is this an actual overreach of their position to use a half-staff decree to voice their personal distaste for the decision?


If they are the representatives of the people in their community, then their actions echo the desires of the people they represent.

Ça va?



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP

Waiting for how they are going to twist this into playing the racist card to try and make it go away.


Why did you bring race into it??


This is stupid enough all on its own.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Kali74

Isn't this a form of protest?


And forms of protest are not immune to criticism.

This is disrespectful to the gesture of lowering the flag imo.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Kali74

Isn't this a form of protest?
I define protest when the citizens protest. Not when a county board votes on something that may violate laws and become a lawsuit. You lower flags, normally, to mourn death of civilians or soldiers. Not a SCOTUS ruling that an amendment was being violated.



So you would not consider this a protest and would, instead, consider this a violation of the law?



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: Darth_Prime


This is almost perfect, this is why people like them, and places like that actually help the GLBTQ+ Equality Movement

I Equate them to Westbero, that extremest attitude only shows what kind of person they are, and people don't want to associate with them, unless they absolutely feel the same..

I can only expect what will happen we we finally get our other rights and protections..

while they are lowering their flags, we raise the Rainbow one

I guess I'm a bad homo. I don't even have a rainbow flag. I guess I'll get one and fly it with you.




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