Skip to comments.Obama Explains National Anthem Stance
Posted on 10/29/2007 4:38:01 PM PDT by John Semmens
Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesnt follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
As Ive said about the flag pin, I dont want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song Id Like to Teach the World to Sing. If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.
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Remember, when we look at the first three people on the stage, this is the best that the Dem’s can find to represent.
Any one of our candidates, (Duncan Hunter), is way more qualified to be President than any one of the Dems.
Although my choice for a new National Anthem is 'Free to Be You and Me...'
I actually liked that album when I was much younger (like, at ages 4 - 7).
There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.
What a piece of shit he is.
It’s amazing how many times people don’t read the by-line and realize it’s just AZ Conservative or Scrappleface. ;-)
It’s not true?
I’m not familiar with those two sites.
Now that is good satire.
WTF?????????? And he wants to be PRESIDENT????
Looks as though Obama and Richardson both have a "wide stance."
FLUSH THE IGNORANT ARROGANT TRAITOR DOWN THE GALACTIC TOILET.
WHAT AN OUTRAGE! GRRRR
Lord God, please remove him from public life with great humiliation.
So, in this pic, it looks like almost groping himself is supposed to be
aHHHHHHH A joke then?
Whatever his reasons . . . he deserves to be removed from public life, imho.
I had to double check that this wasn't from The Onion or Scrappleface. Unbelievable. This @ssh0le shouldn't be running for president.
AZConservative is a parody site. As far as I know, the picture *is* authentic, though.
The Politics Of Hopelessness.
It is semi-true.
Obama doesn’t wear a flag pin and was photographed not saluting the flag.
I have merely divulged his inner thoughts explaining his actions.
This putz doesn’t even realize what he just said! He isn’t running for President of the WORLD. He’s running for President of the US. Who cares if the someone in another country doesn’t like us? If putting his hand over his heart alienates that person, that matters to me why? It just hand in hand with his Rev Wright issue, his wife’s issue about not liking America until this, and his association with a known America hating Terrorist. How ANYONE can be taken in by this charlatan is beyond me!
Please do not disseminate demonstrable falsehoods.
Not until the very end... LOL!
Obama’d be perfect in a soft drink or aspirin commercial- give a man his due.
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