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To Fly the Flag or Not [On "Presidents' Day"]?
VANITY | February 21, 2011 | slef

Posted on 02/21/2011 7:45:21 AM PST by BenLurkin

Mrs. Lurkin asked me if we are going to put the flag up today. It used to go up on every Holiday. I became less consistent starting back in the 1990s though, and today, sadly, something seems wrong about the very thought of doing so.

This day, "Presidents" Day", does not stir any sentiment of patriotism -- it is a banal celebration of the Chief Executives of our rapidly failing Republic. I lived through the administrations of eleven of them. Most of them were scoundrels. Less than five of them of the Presidents who sat in the OVal Office during my lifetime were men whom I consider to have been worthy of repsect.

The sun is coursing higher into the morning sky -- should our flag fly?


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1 posted on 02/21/2011 7:45:23 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I refuse to fly The Stars and Stripes while the America-hating muzzie usurper sits in the Oval Office.


2 posted on 02/21/2011 7:47:57 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: BenLurkin

My flag remains properly folded in its locker.


3 posted on 02/21/2011 7:49:29 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

We fly the Texas flag...every day.


4 posted on 02/21/2011 7:49:30 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: BenLurkin
I put out my flag everyday, without fail, however today I will not fly the stars and stripes lest it be interpreted that I might be honoring the pond scum that is currently "in office".

If I had a "don't tread on me" flag, I might fly that one...but I don't.
5 posted on 02/21/2011 7:50:12 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin

Would not flying the flag be a sign of surrender? I would fly the flag as protest if nothing else.


6 posted on 02/21/2011 7:51:27 AM PST by ThomasThomas (If bacon grew on trees my dog would be a vegetarian.)
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To: BenLurkin
I fly the Gadsden.
7 posted on 02/21/2011 7:51:35 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: grobdriver

Next time mine sees light of day is on Memorial Day...then Flag Day, 4th of July and Veterans day, same next year and perhaps it comes out at noon on January 20, 2013, four years after it came down.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 7:52:25 AM PST by Mouton
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To: BenLurkin

I fly the flag in memory of America’s former greatness.


9 posted on 02/21/2011 7:52:30 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: BenLurkin

You’re painting too bleak a picture. Fly it for the “Gipper!” It’s his birthday! Well, close enough!


10 posted on 02/21/2011 7:52:47 AM PST by old school
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To: BenLurkin

Fly the flag inverted, sign of distress, because the nation is under distress.


11 posted on 02/21/2011 7:53:03 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: FrankR

I have the Gadsden flag and FUBO sticker on my ride, even here in L.A. When I head to West Hollywood, the fags ask me what FUBO means, and that makes me smile.


12 posted on 02/21/2011 7:53:10 AM PST by max americana
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To: BenLurkin
We're still Americans regardless of who's in office. I fly mine 24/7 - it's a reminder to all who pass my place that I Am An American and nothing and nobody is going to change that; not a politician to dog catcher.
13 posted on 02/21/2011 7:53:33 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s interesting that you posted this, because I had this conversation with myself and decided not to fly my flag today as I have done in the past. Agree with all other comments


14 posted on 02/21/2011 7:55:12 AM PST by notaliberal
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To: BenLurkin

I hoisted mine on February 12th (Lincoln’s birthday), and will again tomorrow (Washington’s birthday), but I don’t want my neighbors to think that I have any respect for Øbongo.


15 posted on 02/21/2011 7:55:44 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: BenLurkin

I would fly the flag on the birthdays of individual presidents who truly represent America.


16 posted on 02/21/2011 7:56:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BenLurkin

I raise Old Glory everyday out of respect for the men and women who died for this country. They gave their all so that I may raise my flag in honor of them.


17 posted on 02/21/2011 7:56:55 AM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Wow. So let Obama win. He would thank you for sure.


18 posted on 02/21/2011 7:56:55 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: BenLurkin; grobdriver; ladyvet; Mouton

My flag remains properly folded in its locker.

I fly the Gadsden.

Next time mine sees light of day is on Memorial Day...then Flag Day, 4th of July and Veterans day, same next year and perhaps it comes out at noon on January 20, 2013, four years after it came down.

Dittos x 3.


20 posted on 02/21/2011 8:01:45 AM PST by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back." JB Williams, Patriot U)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

FLY IT! Not for the President we DON’T have, but for the Presidents we MUST have, despite him.
FLY IT- because Obama hates it.
FLY IT- because he would replace it with the flag of Islam.
FLY IT- because you still have the freedom to do it.
Fly it- in defiance of all those who would see it gone forever!


21 posted on 02/21/2011 8:02:06 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: BenLurkin

If you’re conflicted, fly it tomorrow which is Washington’s birthday.


22 posted on 02/21/2011 8:02:40 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: BenLurkin

Take heart and fly your flag for Washington’s Birthday and make sure to tell your friends and family this....The Uniform Monday Holiday Act (Pub.L. 90-363) is an Act of Congress that amended the federal holiday provisions of the United States Code to establish the observance of certain holidays on Mondays. The Act was signed into law on June 28, 1968 and took effect on January 1, 1971.[1]

The Act moved Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day from fixed dates to designated Mondays. Contrary to popular perception, the Act did not officially establish “Presidents’ Day”, nor did it combine the observance of Lincoln’s Birthday with Washington’s Birthday...it is still legally Washington’s Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!!!


23 posted on 02/21/2011 8:02:53 AM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t like the whole idea.

Sure, we’ve had some great presidents (see my tagline), but the whole idea of a president’s day seems a bit too imperial to me.


24 posted on 02/21/2011 8:03:40 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: BenLurkin
This holiday is anti-American. Just another way for us to worship our overlords.
25 posted on 02/21/2011 8:04:30 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: BenLurkin

26 posted on 02/21/2011 8:06:33 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: BenLurkin

When Ted Kennedy died, Governor GoodHair of TX decreed that American flags would fly at half staff in his honor.

That was the day that I took my American flag down, folded it up, and put my Gadsten flag up—it still flies there today, and will remain until the day the present regime occupying our government and our White House and his minions are banished from power in this country.


27 posted on 02/21/2011 8:07:15 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: ClearBlueSky

FLY IT! Not for the President we DON’T have, but for the Presidents we MUST have, despite him.
FLY IT- because Obama hates it.
FLY IT- because he would replace it with the flag of Islam.
FLY IT- because you still have the freedom to do it.
Fly it- in defiance of all those who would see it gone forever!

thats the spirit...well said


28 posted on 02/21/2011 8:09:43 AM PST by ronnied (target shooters don't raise toilet seats...)
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To: ClearBlueSky
"FLY IT! Not for the President we DON’T have, but for the Presidents we MUST have, despite him.
FLY IT- because Obama hates it.
FLY IT- because he would replace it with the flag of Islam.
FLY IT- because you still have the freedom to do it.
Fly it- in defiance of all those who would see it gone forever!


Advance the Colors...
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29 posted on 02/21/2011 8:27:40 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

BEAUTIFUL! I just made a jpg I’d like to put up, but it’s on facebook. Can I link it here?


30 posted on 02/21/2011 8:32:14 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: BenLurkin

We fly the flag on Feb 22 - Washington’s birthday.

Otherwise right now we fly the Don’t tread on me flag.

Actually, I’ve really enjoyed flying the DTOM flag. I don’t have to worry about leaving it out overnight, lights, touching the ground etc. And it drives certain neighbors berserk. They know where we stand, for sure.


31 posted on 02/21/2011 8:33:31 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Link up!


32 posted on 02/21/2011 8:34:33 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: BenLurkin

How about we replace the Martin Luther King Jr. day holiday with a Civil Rights advocates day just as Washington and Lincoln were removed from their rightful places and now we have this generic day linked to nothing concrete?


33 posted on 02/21/2011 8:39:42 AM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: BenLurkin

The holiday we celebrate today is NOT “Presidents’ Day” as the merchants have dubbed it. It is “Washington’s Birthday” as Congress has named it. See http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2011.asp


34 posted on 02/21/2011 9:02:01 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: PowderMonkey

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35 posted on 02/21/2011 9:04:46 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Did something wrong *&$^#*(!. Will fix it later.


36 posted on 02/21/2011 9:06:45 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: BenLurkin
Fly it in honor of Washington and our early Presidents, as well as for the one who in the 20th Century, had the courage to repeat their devotion to the Constitution.

Fly it for the youth who may see your patriotism to the ideas of liberty, and publicize in your community the words of Andrew Jackson, repeated in the remarks below.

Early Presidents stressed the ideas of the Declaration and Constitution, including Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Jackson.

A president whose philosophy fails to recognize the superiority and sovereign "people's power" of that document undoes all the monumental work accomplished by the Founders on behalf of liberty and leaves the law afloat and without anchor, relying, as of old, on mere imperfect men and women.

From Page xv of "Our Ageless Constitution," here excerpted words from President Andrew Jackson's Proclamation of December 10, 1832:

"We have received it [the Constitution] as the work of the assembled wisdom of the nation. We have trusted to it as to the sheet anchor of our safety in the stormy times of conflict with a foreign or domestic foe. We have looked to it with sacred awe as the palladium of our liberties, and with all the solemnities of religion have pledged to each other our lives and fortunes here and our hopes of happiness hereafter in its defense and support. Were we mistaken, my countrymen, in attaching this importance to the Constitution . . .? No. We were not mistaken. The letter of this great instrument is free from this radical fault. . . . No, we did not err! . . . The sages . . . have given us a practical and, as they hoped, a permanent* Constitutional compact. . . . The Constitution is still the object of our reverence, the bond of our Union, our defense in danger, the source of our prosperity in peace: it shall descend, as we have received it, uncorrupted by sophistical construction, to our posterity. . . ."

*Underlining added for emphasis

During this President's Day celebration, let us recognize and honor the words and sentiments of Jackson on that day in 1832, when the counry was young and the passion for liberty was alive in the hearts of citizens.

37 posted on 02/21/2011 9:10:20 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: BenLurkin

Mine was taken down at the Usurper’s Oath of Office.


38 posted on 02/21/2011 9:13:41 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: FrankR
I will not fly the stars and stripes lest it be interpreted that I might be honoring the pond scum that is currently "in office".

I will not fly my flag for the same reason.

39 posted on 02/21/2011 9:17:12 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Logical me

I just had the idea of making up some special flags. One with President Washington’s likeness in the upper left with bars. One with President Lincoln and bars. One with President Reagan with bars.

If I can get this done, I’ll fly these on Presidents Day next year.


40 posted on 02/21/2011 9:22:10 AM PST by John Leland 1789 (Grateful.)
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To: napscoordinator
I fly the Gadsden Rattlesnake Flag - Don't Tread on Me!
41 posted on 02/21/2011 10:18:29 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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