Thursday, November 6, 2003
This post is about the U.S. flag and what I feel is the desecration of it. We have people that like to burn the flag in protest to whatever the cause of the day is. We have people that like to call the flag dumb, stupid or ignorant. Why? While it is your constitutional right to do as such, that doesn't make it right. The Stars and Stripes is what symbolizes what this country stands for. Young men and women have given their lives in their belief of that flag, and to burn it is the same as spitting in their faces. People all over the world want to come to this country and are proud to stand up and salute that flag while we have people born here that would rather shit on it as to salute it. I love the United States flag. Now, I admit it took the election of Bush and Sep. 11 for me to truly realize what I had. During the eight years of darkness under the reign of the Clinton regime, I didn't like this country, the military or the flag. After we got a man in the White House with some integrity, this country started getting better. Then after Sep. 11, I still didn't get it. I was still under the mentality of "Why the sudden nation wide patriotism?" I couldn't understand why people, who had never displayed the flag before, would all of a sudden have one on their shirt, their home or their car. But I get it now. It's a reminder that we live in the greatest country on the planet. I took everything for granted before. If flying the flag helps people cope with the events of today, who are we to judge them for it? It helps me. Everytime I now look at the flag I have hanging right next to my computer, it sends a swelling of pride through my body. I guess when you start to get older, things just start to come into focus more then they did when your a child or a teenager.
God Bless America And God Bless The U.S. Flag