Thread: Happy Flag Day, everyone!
#1 Happy Flag Day, everyone!06-14-2012, 08:30 PM
NoPasaran (16,117 posts)
Happy Flag Day, everyone!
Long may it wave!
California_Peggy agrees and posts a nice pic of a flag. But then.
aint_no_life_nowhere (14,910 posts)
2. Happy Made In China American Flag Day!Cali_Democrat (11,649 posts)
3. For some reason
I view the flag as a symbol of slavery, oppression, ethnic cleansing (see native Americans) war and corporate profit.longship (11,717 posts)
4. The flag is a piece of cloth
Screw the flag!
The so-called pledge of allegiance was created by a publisher of a children's literature magazine at about the turn of the 20th century. It took years, and a World War to bring it to Congress where it was adopted, with some modifications, mostly political.
In 1954, in the midst of McCarthyism and anti-Soviet politics -- that hedonistic, atheist country -- the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization, put forth a bill that was adopted by both houses of Congress to add under God to the text.
Look up the history yourself.
As a proud government employee, once with a DOD secret clearance, and then as a public school teacher, I can state that the only required constitutional oath is to swear allegiance to the US Constitution.
The flag is nothing but a pale symbol for that which we should all recognize our allegiance, the US Constitution.
The flag is a piece of cloth, not the body of law that makes the US great. I wish more people would realize that.Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Real superheroes don't wear capes. They wear dog tags.
06-14-2012, 08:58 PM
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Someone may certainly feel free to correct me as I am probably mistaken, but I would think that at some governmental facilities and secure locations even the person that cleans the toilet needs a DOD secret clearance so that in itself carries little weight.
06-14-2012, 10:36 PM
DUmmies hate the flag...color me shocked, I tell you.Voted hottest "chick" at CU - My hotness transcends gender
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06-14-2012, 11:38 PMCode:
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Cali_Democrat (11,649 posts) 3. For some reason I view the flag as a symbol of slavery, oppression, ethnic cleansing (see native Americans) war and corporate profit.
06-15-2012, 12:15 AM
I wonder what they'd say if they also knew it was the birthday of the United States Army.
God bless all those men and women past and present who gave so much and asked so little in return.The poster formerly known as chuck58 on the old board.
06-15-2012, 01:18 AM
For crying out loud....is there any holiday thread they can't destroy with their bullshit?
The good news is there were no pictures of CA Peggy....I would still be in the restroom getting sick.
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