I cannot believe how stupid some people are. At an ICE facility in Aurora, Colorado, protesters literally took down the Colorado state flag and the United States flag and raised Mexico's flag in their stead.
I don't know about you, but when someone plants a flag, especially in another's territory, my interpretation is invasion, war and defeat thereof. The protesters at Aurora who willingly took part should have federal charges brought against them. Find them all and throw the book at them because this is bullshit.
I am sick and tired of the disrespect.
U.S. Flag Code
c. No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America, except during church services conducted by naval chaplains at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for the personnel of the Navy. No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof: Provided, That nothing in this section shall make unlawful the continuance of the practice heretofore followed of displaying the flag of the United Nations in a position of superior prominence or honor, and other national flags in positions of equal prominence or honor, with that of the flag of the United States at the headquarters of the United Nations.
e. The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
f. When flags of States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the latter should always be at the peak. When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last. No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of the United States or to the United States flag's right.
g. When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.
This happened on American soil at a federal building
“Planting the flag” usually means making a claim to something, usually territory or land. Throughout history men have “planted the flag” claiming ownership in the name of the king, queen, country, church, etc. marking the land as their own.
I am a patriot. I am American.
An Army brat, my father was a U.S. Army veteran. My brother and my husband both served in the Air Force. I have two sons currently serving in the Marine Corps.
We honor and respect the flag. Period.
I am not easily offended but the protesters who participated in this act have offended me to my core. I am beyond angry and would go so far to call them traitors. They need to be rounded up and prosecuted. There must be consequences for their actions.
Get in line
And if you don't think I understand the plight of immigrants, know this: My mother is a first generation immigrant. She gave birth to her four children, spent 7 years in country, learned to read, write and speak English, took the citizenship exam and pledged allegiance to her adopted country. She did it the right way. And guess what? While some of my Korean relatives came in legally, a few of them came in illegally and they were deported.
Blood relation or not, you do the right thing or suffer the consequences. No one, including myself is outraged by it. Why? Because I'm a law-abiding citizen. If I break the law, I have to be willing to do the time or pay the fines. They should not get special dispensation. And why should they? I don't like when people cut the line. Do you? Is that right or fair for those doing the right thing and waiting their turn?
I would also like to say that any politician currently holding office in the Senate or House found aiding and abetting illegal aliens, should immediately be held in contempt of court because those people do not represent me, or the safety and happiness of my country. They are dangerous and I fear the war for democracy and patriotism is upon us.
The U.S. isn't perfect but it is still the land of opportunity. If you're a patriot, be unapologetic and wave your flag proudly. Stupidity only has a loud voice because we remain silent. No More.
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