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Archive for 14 June 2012
Honestly, I’d LOVE to see this assclown doing some major time behind bars. I think a Mexican style prison would work real well for him, don’t you? Or perhaps the type of prisons they have in any third world country. U.S. prisons are WAY too nice for the likes of him!
‘Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave’
In April, the Reverend Review blog reported on a case in Holmdel, N.J., in which homeowner William Lang was forced to remove two small flags he had placed at the entrance to his home to honor his daughter and grandson, who had died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A representative of the Grace Wood Glen Community Homeowners Association removed the flags and told Mr. Lang, “You are not allowed to fly these flags. No ornaments are allowed on the property.” Mr. Lang responded, “The American Flag is not an ornament.” The association was unmoved.
Fox News Radio reported on 75-year-old Dawn Paulus, of Phillipsburg, N.J., who was ordered to remove some small flags from the balcony of her public-housing unit. She was informed there was a safety issue (the hand-held-sized flags might fall) and that there was an issue of fairness under the housing authority’s interpretation of the Fair Housing Act. “If I hung the American flag up and someone hung a Nazi flag up, they couldn’t tell them to take the Nazi flag down and still let me fly the American flag,” she said she was told. Mrs. Paulus was threatened with eviction.
These and other cases fall under the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, which stipulates that any “condominium association, cooperative association or residential real-estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the flag of the United States.” Old Glory is not an ornament, and its display does not invite people to hang out swastikas. It is the unique emblem of the country, and people have a right to show their national pride.
Read the full column here, and make sure you have duct tape ready. We wouldn’t want heads exploding all over the place, would we?
We’ve heard of many stories where an association, a landlord, etc., have forced the removal of the American Flag. Unfortunately, for many people, they are unaware it is ILLEGAL to force someone to remove the flag of the United States of America. If someone is offended by that flag, then they are in the wrong place. They need to find someplace else to wield their ‘power’, because the U.S. is NOT the place for them. If my flag offends you, then you can go perform a physically impossible act! It’s THAT simple!
As for that moron who made the comparison of the U.S. flag and the Nazi one, I can only assume it was a liberal government employee who made such an asinine statement. There is NO comparison!
On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act:
“Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”
- The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.
- The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.
- The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
- The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
- The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.
- The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
- The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.
- The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
- When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
- The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
- When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.
(Welp, we’ve pretty much toss etiquette out the window, haven’t we. )
I’d like to be as optimistic as Mr Gallagher is in this piece. I really would. I feel the only way I can regain that optimism is if we, as a nation, defeat the tyranny that has become the U.S. Government. It didn’t start with Obama, but it sure has blossomed under his non leadership. Where once men, women, and children endured hardships to reach our shores, looking for a better life, to work hard, to provide for themselves a new life of freedom, we now have criminals, sneaking in to peddle their drugs to a self centered, apathetic population.
I am proud of the flag that represents so much, of the men and women who have fought, and died, to protect what she represents. I am proud of my uncles who struggled to defeat the evil that was circling the globe. I’m proud of my ancestors who scratched a living out of the earth, to provide for their families, and create businesses that benefited their communities. I am NOT proud of a government that has forgotten the reasons so many made sacrifices, personal and professional, who do NOT uphold and defend the Constitution, which their oath compels them.
I desperately would like to see my grandchildren live better lives than I did. I truly would! But since the government has taken over their lives, I don’t see how it is possible. But I will fly that beautiful flag, with pride, in hopes that one day, we will turn our back on the evil that has invaded, and return to the principals on which we were founded. And I might even read that book. But I’d suggest there is one book, a lot older, that should be read by everyone to help them remember what those principals really are!
The American Spirit
Many Americans proudly hang the Stars and Stripes on June 14 to celebrate Flag Day. On that day in 1777, the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the emblem under which generations of Americans have lived, fought and died. More than any other flag in the world, it symbolizes freedom and celebrates the optimism of our Founding Fathers.
Yet today we have voices suggesting that America’s best days are behind her. The experiment, they insist, is over.
“The American dream is a myth,” writes Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, in a recent op-ed. A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows that nearly six in 10 think that the next generation won’t live better than their parents do today.
Such pessimism, however, is unwarranted. More importantly, it’s counter-productive. Even if things were as bad as some people suggest, there is a solution, as Ed Feulner, president of The Heritage Foundation reminds us in his weekly column:
Negative thoughts like this are nothing new. It stands to reason that tough economic times will breed pessimism. Sometimes, though, we need to remind ourselves of the principles this country was founded on, and reconnect with the genius that created the United States of America, the only country founded not on identity, but on ideas.
Feulner, in fact, has just written a book designed to do just that. Co-authored with Heritage trustee Brian Tracy, “The American Spirit: Celebrating the Virtues and Values That Make Us Great“ is a wake-up call for those who may find themselves discouraged by the challenges we face as a nation at this critical moment in history.