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Old 01-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #51
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Here's how I feel about it.

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It was the brave that kept this land free and I am afraid we have killed off to many.

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Lol...you reminded me. Our first month at school, we are not allowed to salute the flag, as we are not allowed to wear a uniform yet. They were raising the flag and a student, an ex special forces soldier, stopped to salute the flag.

One of the training officers comes over and starts berating him, "You can't salute the flag!" and blah blah blah...

He looked the kid in the eye and said, calmly. "I've killed better men than you, for that flag."

LOL....

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Thank you Mosin. That was very heart warming.

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Neat trick and a hell of a message....
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the american flag doesnt represent the despot that occupies the white house atm. its worth fighting to return to its former glory.

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Lol...you reminded me. Our first month at school, we are not allowed to salute the flag, as we are not allowed to wear a uniform yet. They were raising the flag and a student, an ex special forces soldier, stopped to salute the flag.

One of the training officers comes over and starts berating him, "You can't salute the flag!" and blah blah blah...

He looked the kid in the eye and said, calmly. "I've killed better men than you, for that flag."

LOL....
I still go to attention and salute when I see a flag being raised or lowered.
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I still go to attention and salute when I see a flag being raised or lowered.
Now would that be disrespect. I mean, we're talking the US flag code, right. The argument here is flying the flag upside down is offensive because the US flag code has rules on it...

But the US flag code also doesn't allow saluting the flag out of uniform.

The US flag code is a BIG no no, on wearing the flag as a clothing item, like bikinis and shirts and stuff, which is popular now. In fact, at the DC protest from the Vietnam War, a man wearing a us flag shirt (I can't remember his name), wasn't shown on TV, except from the neck up, because of the insult...the proper way to display the flag like that is in the form of bunting.

My point and take on the matter is, it depends on what the USER is trying to convey.

Am i going to be offended if my neighbor leaves his cotton flag out at night?...no.
Am I going to be upset that his flag isn't illuminated at night?

That some hot chick is wearing a bikini with the American flag on it? NO...

No because they're being patriotic, even though it's technically wrong...

So flying a flag upside down, is saying "I love my country, and the constitution, and I don't like where the country is headed."

I bet you another thing as well... I bet anyone flying a flag upside down right now is pretty damned patriotic.


Kind of like wearing a crucifix upside down...what is the user trying to convey. Are they satanic?, anti christian?.... or are they being symbolic to the apostles who were crucified, and asked to be crucified upside down, because they weren't worthy to be executed like Jesus....
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Now would that be disrespect. I mean, we're talking the US flag code, right. The argument here is flying the flag upside down is offensive because the US flag code has rules on it...

But the US flag code also doesn't allow saluting the flag out of uniform.

The US flag code is a BIG no no, on wearing the flag as a clothing item, like bikinis and shirts and stuff, which is popular now. In fact, at the DC protest from the Vietnam War, a man wearing a us flag shirt (I can't remember his name), wasn't shown on TV, except from the neck up, because of the insult...the proper way to display the flag like that is in the form of bunting.

My point and take on the matter is, it depends on what the USER is trying to convey.

Am i going to be offended if my neighbor leaves his cotton flag out at night?...no.
Am I going to be upset that his flag isn't illuminated at night?

That some hot chick is wearing a bikini with the American flag on it? NO...

No because they're being patriotic, even though it's technically wrong...

So flying a flag upside down, is saying "I love my country, and the constitution, and I don't like where the country is headed."

I bet you another thing as well... I bet anyone flying a flag upside down right now is pretty damned patriotic.

Kind of like wearing a crucifix upside down...what is the user trying to convey. Are they satanic?, anti christian?.... or are they being symbolic to the apostles who were crucified, and asked to be crucified upside down, because they weren't worthy to be executed like Jesus....
I still wear my Corps cammies mosin...so technically when I do I AM in uniform
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