posted on Jul, 29 2007 @ 01:44 PM
Originally posted by Boondock78
Everything in that wiki article dealt with how to treat the flag with respect. I didn't see where desecration of it was encouraged.
my point is, you put a lot of stock in the flag...thats great....that does not give you the right to impose your feelings on others, or from
stopping them from displaying their feelings towards the cotton.
why is this so hard to understand?
But it's OK for you to impose your feelings on me by burning the flag, eh?
Originally posted by eyewitness86
MOST countries on this planet do NOT force it's citizens to stand and put their hands on certain parts of their bodies and repeat some verse that
intends to promote blind obedience to the powers that be, namely the poltical structure, which we all know is as corrupt as the Cosa Nostra, maybe
more so. At least a decent Mafioso will keep the law of OMERTA in place and have some allegiance to family before the State.
Nor do they do it here in the US. Stop with the drama.
When I was in military school all those years, and then the Air Force, I felt a tingle when I saw the flag and heard the martial music; we
were a different nation then. Now, we are the chattel for the corporate bosses and their political minions to use and abuse as they wish, spied on,
searched and held without cause, rights denied, votes stolen, secrecy at maximum levels, government sponsored terrorism ( see 9-11 ) and on and on.
We are no longer a nation that can hold it's head high and claim moral and legal superiority over anyone else; we murder, we torture, we steal
trillions of dollars, we steal whole nations for oil and money.
Who are WE in this day and age to be trumpeting about the high ground to ANY other country? Habeas Corpus, GONE. Privacy rights, GONE. Warrants
required before a search or detention, GONE. Giving captured soldiers Red Cross access and respect for the Geneva Conventions, GONE.
WE are the rouge state, WE are the terror sponsors, WE are the nightmare of a looming police state, WE are the nation with NO health care for
millions of it's citizens, WE are the premiere producer of nuclear and toxic waste, WE are the nation that says nothing when a Court stops an
election and gives it to their cronies, etc.
Now that you're done with your sidetracking rant, which is a load of BS imo, let me say that I would be willing to donate for a ONE-WAY ticket for
you out of the US to whatever utopia you want to squat in.
Anyone who interferes with the burning of a flag, or any other form of political protect, should be arrested and charged with assault, theft and
civil rights violations. How DARE anyone go against the CONSTITUTION in the name of the ' flag '!? The Constitution is our only hope, properly
comprehended and acted upon; the flag can be changed by Congressional fiat and so is in flux at all times.
And anyone who has such little respect for our country, or for the symbols that the average American is so proud to display, should seriously consider
Throwing stiff arm salutes or worshipping a piece of cloth may be the way for YOU to express your patriotism, but remember that when you get to
Court, it will be the Constitution that defends you, and not the legions of screaming ninnies wailing because their precious piece of cloth was used
to promote discussion about political issues.
I do not care if it a Mexican or American or Bosnian or the last cannibal on the Congo, the RIGHT to free expression must NOT be thrown away by the
emotional ravings of the flag wavers. To them the law means nothing, the Constitution means nothing, only the satisfaction of base and emotionally
bereft desires to act out and appear to be some kind of patriot..so sad.
Where the hell do you get off insulting people who love their country? People care about the US, they are proud to be Americans. Just the same way
that you are proud to smooch Mr. Bandana-face's arse and loan him your lighter when he wants to desecrate a symbol of our country.
None of the"flag wavers", as they have been called, are wanting to do away with the Constitution. Once again, stop with the drama. I know that it
eats away at you because people love the US and are not afraid to show their pride. Poor litle Mr. Bandana-face got his feelings hurt? Too bad.
You and your ilk are the same type that would be marching along with members of Phelp's church when they wave their "Thank God For IED's" banners
at the funeral for a soldier that died in war. And you'd be howling up a storm if someone wiped their butt with < insert your favorite religious book
here >. But ask you to stand up for your country and you won't do it.