Not my Flag!!!!! - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
January 21st, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: opinion


don't jump down my neck,

Some where down the line america has lost the meaning of peace and harmony.

People may not agree but over the last few years all the world hears about is america invading america done wrong etc.

I have respect for the states i holding their will but i also have to agree that america at the moment is trading in double standards.

The country is so multi raced that either way some one is gonna be annoyed. Racial atatcks and protests will take place and theres no stopping it, so rather fight whats going on why not figure out how to calm the situatuion, going in guns blazed will never make it stop.
January 21st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Strange world...
January 21st, 2005  
03USMC
 
 

Topic: Re: opinion


Quote:
Originally Posted by Anya1982
don't jump down my neck,

Some where down the line america has lost the meaning of peace and harmony.

People may not agree but over the last few years all the world hears about is america invading america done wrong etc.

I have respect for the states i holding their will but i also have to agree that america at the moment is trading in double standards.

The country is so multi raced that either way some one is gonna be annoyed. Racial atatcks and protests will take place and theres no stopping it, so rather fight whats going on why not figure out how to calm the situatuion, going in guns blazed will never make it stop.
Ya know what. I could careless if some clown in some fourth world hole burns the US flag. Or some clown in some first world "bastion of intellect and knowledge" (read Europe) burns the US flag. That doesn't phase me a bit I've seen it all my life and I accept it.

What frosts my six is some clown who breathes, sleeps, and lives in many cases a life far and above the level he or she would have because men and women died for the very liberties he excercises and has as a matter of law, burns the national symbol in some half ed protest.

They give the excuse they are protesting the President. The election or whatever they don't agree with. The flag symbolizes none of these it symbolizes the country as a whole. It smybolizes every man and woman who served under it, who died serving it, who bled serving it. To burn that flag is to spit in their and their families collective faces. It belittles sacrifices made and values held by the citizens of the country. Simply because the Majority of those people did not elect who a minority thought they should.

Do they have a right to protest. Yes. It's legal it's protected. Because people have died to insure that right. But to offend and belittle the sacrifices is wrong to the nth degree.

If it is sooooo bad here. And the nation as a whole is sooooo bad. Heres a Paris real estate listing guide don't let the door hit ya on the way out.






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Boots
January 21st, 2005  
Sooners1
 
 
I agree with ya. There is a difference, burnin the Flag has nothin to do with what the President's policy is. The Flag is this nation not the politics in it.
January 21st, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

In Democracy People have the Right to Disagree and protest ..................But everythig has a Limit .............Burning a National Flag is Stupidity .................the Flag Dosen't represent George Bush or his policies ................the Flag has been there before Bush and it will be there after Bush.

I don't have a idea about US Laws regarding Disrespect towards Flag............But in India it's Illegal to Show disrespect to the National Flag..................the Guy could have been procecutied here .

Quote:
National Honour (Amendment) Act, 2003 (INDIA)

Whoever in any public place or in any other place within public view burns, mutilates, defaces, defiles, disfigures, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect to or brings into contempt (whether by words, either spoken or written, or by acts) the Indian National Flag………. or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

Peace
-=SF_13=-
January 21st, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
It used to be illegal here. The Supreme Court ruled in the 80's it was protected under Freedom of Speech and pretty much gave the nut jobs free rien to disgrace it.
January 21st, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
At first, I was mad, then I was sad. My screen savers are rows upon rows of white crosses at various beaches in Normandy and other countries. I am one of those who feels that, somehow, those young kids from America and UK can feel the the hurt and disappointment that what they died for is being torn, burned and worn as headgear. They should have their everlasting peace that what they gave was worth the price. They will never be able to watch a parade with a family of their own and feel the pride when the Stars and Stripes or the Union Jack passes by. They should be honored by not dishonoring what they died for on those beaches so far from home to protect. If a person can't remember what the flag stands for, then he doesn't deserve to be called a Patriot. That's something you earn, not born into.
January 21st, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
As I started reading this thread I was thinking of what I wanted to say until I saw 03USMC's post. Couldn't have said it any better.
January 22nd, 2005  
Joe252
 
they shouldnt have even have drawn of the flag in the first place. Now i think that is over doing the right of freedom of speech, that guy shouldnt evan have freedom if he doesnt support all the people who died before him, I dont think he reliezes that they didnt die so they could draw symbols of the flag! If he cant respect the flag that the soulders in fight of war that killed to see that flag rising he should be in america so he can kiss my that ing hole!
January 22nd, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
i think its even worse that he's wearing a cammie jacket, i say, him and all his beliefs