Protest - Flying Flags Upside Down, Country in Distress

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  1. LadyEagle

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    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012...-protests-over-election-sparking-controversy/


    We will probably never fly the American flag at our house ever again. We have my dad's and my brother's flags in their special cases from their military burials, but the American flag will not be flown outside our house ever again. The Country that my dad and brother served is gone. :tear:

    I do want to take this moment in honor of Veteran's Day to thank those who are serving now and have served. God Bless You.
     
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    You're so unpatriotic. What you're suggesting is the height of absurdity. With that said, have you ever thought about doing like me and flying a State flag?
     
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    Thanks so much for your compassion and empathy on the loss of my father and brother. And for your salute to the brave souls who have served and are serving this Veteran's Day.

    What is it I am suggesting exactly?

    What branch of the service did you serve in?

    How many mortar rounds and bullets have you dodged?

    The vets displaying the flag upside down as a sign of national distress are hardly unpatriotic.
     
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    Ladyeagle, how long before you stop throwing your fit about losing the election?
     
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    Maybe never. :laugh: Ya'll may have to live with this for another 4 years. :laugh:

    I have no doubt that by then, ya'll will have buyer's remorse.
     
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    We need to revive the crybaby logo for the GOPs this time.
     
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    Yes they are. Flying the flag upside down can be used as a sign of distress in certain limited circumstances, but an election not going your way isn't one of them. In fact, in this context, it is a sign of contempt. I can't speak for other states, but in Florida it is a crime to cast contempt on the flags of the United States, the State of Florida, or the Confederate States. In other words, if someone tries that here, it would not only be unpatriotic, but a criminal offense.
     
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    You fail to understand. It really isn't about the election, it's about the direction of the country.

    Anyway, you'll be interested in this since it's Florida:

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/Marine...otest/-/475880/17364224/-/1ayf3z/-/index.html
     
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    During Vietnam when the hippies flew their US flags upside down we considered them traitors and made up slogans like 'America - Love it or Leave it!'

    Many of them were veterans.

    Maybe we were wrong.

    Maybe they were true patriots after all.

    I am posting this with the assumption that my view is valid because I was there in the 60s and 70s when this was going on.
     
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    It's not even about the direction of the country for me LE it's about the demise of the republic. I'm with you 110%! Let these guys call us unpatriotic for defending our country instead of corrupt political leaders. Let em use their tongues for what they do best. Personally I never did care for the taste of boots. :smilewinkgrin:

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    I couldn't have said it any better, LD.
     
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    Could we just clarify please? Are you saying that anyone who considers it wrong to fly a flag upside down and expresses their opinion about it is a government bootlicker?
     
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    Personally, the saddest visual image in recent times that this veteran of close to 23 yrs of total combined service in the USAF/TN ANG saw was on Facebook a couple weeks back.

    It was a photograph of Old Glory, the Star-Spangled Banner, lying there, upside-down, on the ground, amisdt the rubble of the United States' embassy grounds in Benghazi, Libya.

    Those 4 bayonet-bearing USMC Corpsmen whose lives were lost didn't choose to be there---they were ORDERED to be there!!

    Personally, I don't care that much about the party affiliation(s) of who it was that ultimately ordered them to be there [Remember the USMC barracks in Beruit, Lebanon, in the early 1980's? I still do!].

    Nor do I know whether or not any of those 4 Marines who died in the line of duty there were/are my brothers in Christ.

    But THIS MUCH I DO KNOW: There now are at least 4 more families who'll never see their loved one again......Why?

    Let these 3 letters hang with you for a while:

    K I A!

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    ALL gave some, and some gave ALL!!!

    Semper Fi! Mac! :thumbs:

    May all 4 of you R. I. P.! :tear:
     
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    Maybe they were true patriots. I was here in the 60s and 70s, too, but didn't know then what I know now.

    Viet Nam was a wrong war. Why? Because it was political and was never declared as War by Congress, so therefore was unconstitutional. The last war that Congress declared was WW2.

    And look what has happened after thousands of our troops were KIA, MIA, wounded, and maimed and suffer PTSD!! We are now trading partners with Viet Nam & China!!!

    Our foreign policy has been messed up for decades!!!
     
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    Thanks, KTN.

    I was going to bring the issue of the 4 up next.....

    How many places around the world has Old Glory been burned in recent days? (and by those countries we support with our tax dollars?)
     
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    ..... And blood!
     
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    I was only half facetious.
     
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    Do people in other nations make such a big deal out of their national flag? Only asking. I don't know.
     
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    Just like the US is the answer depends on who you ask. Some people do, and others do not.

    That said, all nations do have standards of conduct and instruction on display for their national banner just as we have for Old Glory.
     
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    No matter what the issues or who does it I think flying the US Flag upside down is a silly and meaningless gesture that does nothing but add to the nation's divisiveness.

    Many of us still love America and are not willing to just let her die on the vine because things don't go our way.
     
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