posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 01:14 PM
I know people are going to jump in and say, "can't we talk about REAL issues" like this story is just more political baiting and smearing.
But to many, especially those of us whose family members served in the armed forces, this IS a real issue.
It's the equivalent of the whole issue of how offensive it is to use the "N-word."
People can argue that well... it's just a word, get over it. But it's more than a word. It's a symbol of institutional and accepted hatred.
Well, to many people the American Flag is a symbol of love, pride, and sacrifice. Many families have mothers and fathers that never returned home,
and the flag symbolizes the values and beliefs for which their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice.
So to disrespect the flag, and then blow it off as no big deal, is only adding insult to injury.