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Should the American Flag Be Banned -- in America?
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Posted on 05/07/2010 8:53:00 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

Should the display of an American flag be banned, even if a school administrator feels that display could lead to fights?

No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. 46% (147,117 votes)

Yes. The safety of students comes first. 53% (167,868 votes)

Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' <1% (1,268 votes)

Other (post a comment) 1% (3,241 votes)

Total Votes: 319,494

PLEASE FREEP!!!

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TOPICS: History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aliens; americanflag; banned; hispandering; invasion; poll; thisisnotmexicoyet
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WTF?
1 posted on 05/07/2010 8:53:00 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: dynachrome

Poll to FReep...can you ping your list?


2 posted on 05/07/2010 8:53:29 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Lucky9teen

“WTF?”

Indeed!


3 posted on 05/07/2010 8:56:03 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more ‘share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Freeped!


4 posted on 05/07/2010 8:57:21 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: Lucky9teen

“Should the American Flag Be Banned — in America?”

Freep.

Should my name be banned in my own house?


5 posted on 05/07/2010 9:01:00 AM PDT by blogOps (don't bite me. i'm newbie)
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To: Lucky9teen
Voted & BTTT. WTF is wrong with some people?

""Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"

Apparently ignorance of history is the norm in government run educational institutions.
6 posted on 05/07/2010 9:01:22 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Lucky9teen

It is obviously and “insult” to fly the American flag or wear garments with the American flag during Cinco de Mayo.


7 posted on 05/07/2010 9:01:32 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Lucky9teen

I - - Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge - - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.

Allegiance - - My love and my devotion.

To the Flag - - Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody's job.

United - - That means that we have all come together.

States - - Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country.

And to the Republic - - Republic--a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

For which it stands One Nation - - One Nation--meaning, so blessed by God.

Indivisible - - Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty - - Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one's own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.

And Justice - - The principle, or qualities, of dealing fairly with others.

For All - - For All--which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country,
and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: Under God.
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that would be eliminated from schools, too?

[by Red Skelton]


Which is MORE likely:
1. Faisal Shahzad spent a night in the Lincoln Bedroom.
2. BHO will willingly release his birth certificate.

8 posted on 05/07/2010 9:03:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Lucky9teen

This needs serious freeping!


9 posted on 05/07/2010 9:06:05 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Lucky9teen

What a dumb thibng to even ask. I bet half the responses reflect that.....BECAUSE IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 05/07/2010 9:10:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: mrmeyer
But wear one of these


...and it's ALL the rage!
11 posted on 05/07/2010 9:12:21 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Lucky9teen

You Americans (not you FReepers in person, mind) amaze me more by the day! We just celebrated our Queen’s bday in Holland, flags and all. Although we are known worldwide as something of a liberal nation, with laws that perhaps would not really attract the average FReeper, there’s no doubt that our flag, and other national symbols, are here to stay. And we memorialized all victims of WW II the other week, with nationwide silence, flags at half-mast, and thanked our liberators (Americans, Canadians, Brits) from the bottom of our hearts.

Please call me naive. But what is troubling America so much, so intensely, that its most beloved symbols seem to be under attack?


12 posted on 05/07/2010 9:12:54 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: Lucky9teen; waterhill; mylife; AuntB
Hell NO! WTF!...

The G.. D... Mexican flag should be banned though!

ENOUGH OF THIS BS!

(further comments edited to keep from being banned.....)

13 posted on 05/07/2010 9:15:57 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: Envisioning
Simmer down amigo, have a taco. ☺
14 posted on 05/07/2010 9:17:15 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Ayn And Milton

IMO, the reason so many of our beloved symbols are under attack, is because America itself is under attack.

Our current administration is at full speed to tear down what America truly is - capitalism, liberty, freedom....GOD!

And these symbols which represent these things, are being attacked, because those that want the Socialist/Marxist Utopia (and don’t realize the HELL that is truly is) know that is one of the starting points to get at US.

It’s their way of also distracting us from the other damage they are doing, behind the scenes. IMO


15 posted on 05/07/2010 9:21:17 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: mylife
Simmer down amigo, have a taco. ☺

I haven't even gotten started yet!

16 posted on 05/07/2010 9:22:41 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: Lucky9teen
Yes. The safety of students comes first. 53% (167,868 votes)

This is astounding to me. Because some racist, anti-American bigots, who are probably in the country illegally, might get violent, let's ban our flag for safety. Let the haters and bigots dictate to us when and where we can wear our flag. That's like giving in to two-year-olds who might throw a tantrum. How about teaching the haters and bigots that this is AMERICA, and if they don't like it, they can !@#$! leave?! I thought violence was against the rules. How about suspending or expelling the students who get violent over the flag?

This country has gone flipping insane.

17 posted on 05/07/2010 9:23:55 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Envisioning

LoL! so you prefer a BBQ sammitch?


18 posted on 05/07/2010 9:24:30 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Lucky9teen

Given the number of yes responses to that poll, America is fracked. I cannot believe there are that many people that absolutely have no respect for the Flag. I’m beyond offended to the point of disgust. These idiots that voted yes on that poll need a serious trip out behind the wood shed. I’m glad that my grandfather isn’t here to see the disrespect that these people have. Sad.


19 posted on 05/07/2010 9:26:58 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Lucky9teen


I have the one on the left and ordered the one on the right for my brother last year. Drives the lefties nuts.
20 posted on 05/07/2010 9:27:39 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: mylife
LoL! so you prefer a BBQ sammitch?

Sorry, that just really got to me!


21 posted on 05/07/2010 9:28:22 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: BCR #226

It makes me sick too.

What HAS this country come to? The “melting pot” has melted away everyones sanity it seems.


22 posted on 05/07/2010 9:28:33 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Envisioning

I’ll put some shiner on ice...


23 posted on 05/07/2010 9:30:40 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Envisioning
Here are some more..........

.......and anybody that don't like it can get the #%!& out of my country.......


24 posted on 05/07/2010 9:33:21 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: Envisioning

Djoo see where the USMC wont take potential recruits with confederate flag tattoos now?

They will take gays, but not “good ol boys”


25 posted on 05/07/2010 9:34:38 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife
I’ll put some shiner on ice...

Sounds good! I'll be right over....

26 posted on 05/07/2010 9:36:17 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: mylife
Djoo see where the USMC wont take potential recruits with confederate flag tattoos now?

They will take gays, but not “good ol boys”

I did....

Is that the new definition of "irony" or what????

27 posted on 05/07/2010 9:38:26 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: Lucky9teen

Thanks for the post. Sounds ominous. When a nation’s dearest symbols and its religion are called into question from the inside (apart from foreign attacks), then that nation is in grave danger. Look at the great empires of the world... the Roman empire did not so much wither away because of attacks from the outside, but from severe weakening on the inside. Look at emperor Nero, look at Rome’s amoral sexual practises. Madnes and immorality sapped away all defensive strenghts eventually. The end result is well known.

Here’s wishing the U.S. a return to its core values and beliefs, and praying for a true return to form.


28 posted on 05/07/2010 9:40:29 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: blogOps

Illegal entrants should be banned.


29 posted on 05/07/2010 9:40:45 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: blogOps

Excellent analogy.


30 posted on 05/07/2010 9:41:24 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: Envisioning

It’s crazy.


31 posted on 05/07/2010 9:45:15 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


32 posted on 05/07/2010 10:46:08 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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To: mylife

Shove your taco and your mexican flag where used tacos come from!!


33 posted on 05/07/2010 10:55:11 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Lucky9teen

Absolutely keep the flag- those that don’t like it can leave, all the way to another country. If they riot, call the police on them. Who runs the school?


34 posted on 05/07/2010 11:05:15 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: dalereed
Shove your taco and your mexican flag where used tacos come from!!

Easy pardner, he's one of the good guys.....

35 posted on 05/07/2010 11:32:22 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: Envisioning

Telling that guy to simmer down he’s good for nothing!!!

You can go to hell also!


36 posted on 05/07/2010 11:37:41 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: BCR #226

I can’t believe the results either. Are the liberals with no jobs doing all the responding? And maybe some brainwashed high-schoolers?

Surely, the country is not totally lost! Hope some conservatives get in there and respond.


37 posted on 05/07/2010 12:39:00 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: dalereed; mylife
Telling that guy to simmer down he’s good for nothing!!!

You can go to hell also!

LOL!......um, I was the one he told to simmer down. LOL!

38 posted on 05/07/2010 12:46:39 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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In fact, just as they get the illegals out in large crowds to protest, think the same is happening with this poll.

Too bad conservatives are not as organized sometimes.


39 posted on 05/07/2010 12:47:12 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: dalereed; Envisioning

yall are all cracking me up!


40 posted on 05/07/2010 1:03:17 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: dalereed

Easy pardner!


41 posted on 05/07/2010 1:05:24 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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Here is what I have to say on the matter.

Fox news are knucleheads, and the la raza folks are knuckleheads.

This poll is stupid I cant stand it.

What this is about is the matter of the kids in Ca being suspended over wearing the American colors on chinco de mayo.

Of course they should be able to wear the American colors any day of the week. This Is America.

Now wheres them tacos?


42 posted on 05/07/2010 1:14:18 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Envisioning

Hey... I still have a pile of tannerite to get rid of.

Whens that fish fry?


43 posted on 05/07/2010 1:17:17 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Stay out of California and shove your tacosa up your ass!


44 posted on 05/07/2010 1:25:18 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed
I left Kollkyvornia in 1992.

Dont follow me dale ☺

45 posted on 05/07/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

The dozen or so times i’ve been in Texas I couldn’t get my ass out of there quick enough!


46 posted on 05/07/2010 1:28:42 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed
So stay in Kollyfornia ☺
47 posted on 05/07/2010 1:30:10 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife; waterhill
Hey... I still have a pile of tannerite to get rid of.

Whens that fish fry?

Hopefully, I will get the new exhaust manifolds installed on the boat this weekend if nothing else comes up. Maybe in the next few weeks before it gets too hot?

We also have a septic tank to set for the folks. It would be a great time to build some new berms while we have a backhoe rented.

BTW, I saw a nice stand-up double fryer at Northern Tool at lunch today that would work really well.

48 posted on 05/07/2010 1:30:24 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: Envisioning

Lemme know when ya get a break.

BTW, you gonna get to the 5th annual TCMS this year?

I am looking forward to New Braunfels

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2461558/posts?page=1


49 posted on 05/07/2010 1:33:57 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: All

I have lived on la frontera most of my life.

I have no problem with the mexican folks for the most part.

My Problem is that the US Gov enables bad behavior.

we cant have open borders. But I welcome folks that come in through the front door.


50 posted on 05/07/2010 1:41:32 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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