Skip to comments.Should the American Flag Be Banned -- in America?
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
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Poll to FReep...can you ping your list?
“Should the American Flag Be Banned — in America?”
Should my name be banned in my own house?
It is obviously and “insult” to fly the American flag or wear garments with the American flag during Cinco de Mayo.
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.
This needs serious freeping!
What a dumb thibng to even ask. I bet half the responses reflect that.....BECAUSE IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!!!!
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?
The G.. D... Mexican flag should be banned though!
ENOUGH OF THIS BS!
(further comments edited to keep from being banned.....)
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
I haven't even gotten started yet!
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.
LoL! so you prefer a BBQ sammitch?
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.
Sorry, that just really got to me!
It makes me sick too.
What HAS this country come to? The “melting pot” has melted away everyones sanity it seems.
I’ll put some shiner on ice...
.......and anybody that don't like it can get the #%!& out of my country.......
Djoo see where the USMC wont take potential recruits with confederate flag tattoos now?
They will take gays, but not “good ol boys”
Sounds good! I'll be right over....
They will take gays, but not good ol boys
Is that the new definition of "irony" or what????
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.
Illegal entrants should be banned.
Shove your taco and your mexican flag where used tacos come from!!
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?
Easy pardner, he's one of the good guys.....
Telling that guy to simmer down he’s good for nothing!!!
You can go to hell also!
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.
You can go to hell also!
LOL!......um, I was the one he told to simmer down. LOL!
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.
yall are all cracking me up!
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?
Hey... I still have a pile of tannerite to get rid of.
Whens that fish fry?
Stay out of California and shove your tacosa up your ass!
Dont follow me dale ☺
The dozen or so times i’ve been in Texas I couldn’t get my ass out of there quick enough!
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.
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
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.
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