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DHS Flunks Citizenship Test Question: '15 Stars and Stripes' on U.S. Flag
CNS News ^ | 06/25/2014 | Mike Ciandella

Posted on 06/26/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT by Rusty0604

It seems the Department of Homeland Security doesn't know how many stars and stripes there are on the American flag.

A DHS press release, dated June 20, commemorated the June 17th naturalization of 15 new US citizens, noting the "15 stars and stripes" on the U.S. flag. The problem is that the American Flag doesn't have 15 stars and stripes; it has had 13 stripes since the Act of April 4, 1818, was signed by President James Monroe, and 50 stars since 1960, after Hawaii became a state the year before.

"These 15 candidates, symbolically representing the 15 stars and stripes on our Nation's flag, hailed from Australia, Canada, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania, Sierra Leone and South Korea," the press release said.

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
Sad. Very sad.

Dude, where's my history?

2 posted on 06/26/2014 6:53:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Rusty0604

One star and stripe for each of the 48 states./s


3 posted on 06/26/2014 6:54:52 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Rusty0604

I thought there were 53 stars, one for each of the states that Obama visited.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Lee'sGhost

I thought he said 57?


5 posted on 06/26/2014 6:58:55 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Rusty0604

Why exactly would it? The DHS is the epitome of Obama’s “...a civilian force, as equally well funded and equipped as the DoD [to do my bidding]...”

It protects and PROJECTS Obama. It has no allegiance to traditional America.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:59:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Rusty0604

The ‘15’ error is a disgrace, but even more disgraceful is that during the ceremony, another 15 HUNDRED or so entered illegally.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Rusty0604

Australia...Beer

Canada...Beer

El Salvador...MS-13

Greece...THIS IS SPARTA!!!

Guatemala...Jungle, drugs, maybe beer

India...convenience store clerks

Iraq...ISIS, wasted political opportunity

Italy...PIZZA!!!

Kenya...”My, friend...Come see my shop, what the heck!” (the only words of English those flea market jockeys knew...;-) )

Lithuania...Beer

Mexico...Beer, beans and endless taco buffets

Philippines...Beer, jungle, night life for those so inclined

Romania...Gymnasts, beer

Sierra Leone...jungle, lions, tigers and bears, Oh my!

South Korea...Beer, PSY, night life, for those such inclined

#################

See, if you just get around and soak up the beer, in most places, you learn a whole heck of a lot...

Just my dos centavos...


8 posted on 06/26/2014 7:04:47 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Mich Patriot

Indeed this is a disgrace and is emblematic of how far we have decended into the inferno. We are on level 8 or 9 now I think and the slide is increasing in speed.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 7:05:29 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Rusty0604

Well at least they didn’t claim it was one crescent and one star.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 7:08:02 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Rusty0604

” The problem is that the American Flag doesn’t have 15 stars and stripes; it has had 13 stripes since the Act of April 4, 1818,”

Well technically it did at one time have 15 stars and stripes before being reduced back to 13 stripes. So they do get partial credit.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 7:10:31 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Not knowing 13 stripes is somewhat forgivable. It’s at least close and most Americans probably don’t know. But the stars! Not even close. Have Americans become that dumbed down?


12 posted on 06/26/2014 7:16:59 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Rusty0604

Well, it did at one time have 15 stars and stripes. In fact the flag that flew over Fort McHenry to inspire Francis Scott Key to write the national anthem contained 15 stars and stripes. I believe that original flag is at one of the smithsonians...


13 posted on 06/26/2014 7:19:31 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Rusty0604
Oh Come on, "we're the U.S. Government."

History and reality is what we say it is /s

14 posted on 06/26/2014 7:44:15 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: Rusty0604

It did at one time. They used to add a star and a stripe. However it was clear that would be unwieldy after a while.

Of course I doubt the idiot who wrote the release knew that.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 7:54:55 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Sierra Leone doesn’t have tigers, AFAIK. You sure you’re not confusing it with somewhere else?


16 posted on 06/26/2014 8:06:21 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Mich Patriot
I thought he said 57?

Well, his actual words were this: "It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."

17 posted on 06/26/2014 8:18:32 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Mich Patriot
I thought he said 57?

He said 57 with 1 or 2 more to go, so he thought there were at least 58.

18 posted on 06/26/2014 8:38:56 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

He only really knows about the red flag with one hammer and one sickly.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 8:58:34 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: dinodino

Sure, I tend to confuse Tigers with Beer on occasion...;-)

They might have a zoo, but then again...


20 posted on 06/26/2014 9:07:25 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Tiger Beer is Singapore, not Sierra Leone... :)


21 posted on 06/26/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino

Yep...That’s a powerful potion right there!!! I miss Singapore...Nice town cut out of the jungle...

I bought so many bootleg tapes from there and in the Mid East I thought I would never have to buy anything else in the States ever again...

Cheers!!!


22 posted on 06/26/2014 9:46:05 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Mich Patriot

You may be right. It’s hard to keep track, you know, with states coming and going like they do. You can have as many states as you want when you’re the king.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 12:59:47 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Lee'sGhost

Exactly. If you like your states, you can KEEP your states. Unless the king decides otherwise. :)


24 posted on 06/26/2014 1:07:15 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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