Skip to comments.Should the American Flag be banned in America? (poll)
Posted on 06/03/2010 7:52:32 AM PDT by nmh
Should the American Flag be Banned -- in America?
No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it.
Yes. The safety of students comes first.
Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.'
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No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it.
I can hardly believe that 50% chose
Yes. The safety of students comes first.
This is insane!
Feel free to vote and CHANGE that.
Hmmm ... I wonder ... is the Mexican flag banned in their schools or is the Israel flag banned in Israel's schools because some may not like it?
BTW You Decide was Published May 06, 2010 | FOXNews.com
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I find it hard to believe a question like this is evne asked and horrified at the results.
I share your outrage.
But there’s really no story associated with this poll - or are they just asking because of the dustup between the iillegals and the kids at the school in CA last month?
NOTHING is enough to ban our flag. Our military give their lives for the freedom it represents, and to have anyone propose that it be hidden is just atrocious.
I simply do not believe this poll. Total insanity.
seems like the safety of students wasn’t the number one concern in alabama during the 60’s. they sent in the national guard to escort the students.
Tha fact that this question could even be asked, let alone that it would receive anything more than a 5% vote against the flag, shows how far we’ve fallen.
I sometimes wonder what’s next. Legalized bestiality, infanticide, defecation in the streets?
But then I fear that the real world news catches up with me.
I’m a young person but sometimes I feel very old.
I wanted to add a comment but was never given the option. I wanted to say, like you, that this question shouldn’t even be asked.
If an American flag is offensive to somebody in America to the point that they would get violent at merely seeing it, then that person is an enemy of this nation and needs to be treated as such. Period.
We have to stop coddling the enemies within our midst and call them what they are.
“Im a young person but sometimes I feel very old.”
I appreciate that too!
I feel like an alien in my own country.
I don't understand people. Here I thought it was just my age and being old and dated. You reassure my sanity.
I wish they would take the poll down. I can’t believe FOX put it up in the first place to be honest.
Just received a letter from my son yesterday, he is at OSUT at Fort Benning GA, he was one of 6 selected to do the flag ceremony every morning and evening.....he said it was one of the most awesome feelings....he loved the ceremony of it and felt so proud to be selected to be a part of it.
This is how incidious the USSC decision that burning the flag was Free-speech has become.
Notice they didn’t ask if banning the Mexican Flag was acceptable.
If this poll is a true reflection of our American citizens, we are only a short way from Obama’s finish line of victory.
SAD DAY!!!!!!!! SAD POLL!!!!!
This is a stupid poll. We should take a poll on whether to ban people who have a problem with the American flag in America.
I agree, on FoxNews 50% saying ban the flag? Hell, I might as well move to Costa Rica now, do you think Rush will have me over for dinner? But all joking aside, unless moveon.org is doing thier own kind of “freep” on that poll, it’s all over.
Never Again is ringing horrifically hollow! We’re facing the biggest threat to our nation and our freedom, from internal as well as foreign enemies, as we ever have. The Useful Idiots and Kool Aid drinkers among us are attempting to destroy this nation and our freedom from inside this government (at every level). Anyone thinking this is a joke better wake up, like yesterday.
Unf$%king believable....Does any one know what it’s like in Australia?
I’m probably going to be flamed for this, but I’m tough:
The title of this poll is misleading. The proper question is not whether the American flag should “be banned in America,” but rather whether there are times and places where the American flag should be shown proper respect and not used to stir up trouble.
There is NO move — none at all — to ban the American flag.
This does not appear to be a stand-alone poll, but one prompted by recent news events, possibly the incident in California last month when kids were told not to wear American flag t-shirts to school.
Schools — just like business, police, military, courtrooms, airlines, etc. — should have a dress code that eliminates distractions.
There’s a time and a place for everything. School kids should be studying, not wearing political symbols of ANY kind. Their minds should be on learning to be productive and well-educated citizens, capable of contributing to society as adults.
Vote early and often!
B U M P
This is the results of 40 yrs. with a party that for all intents and purposes has elected a communist for President!
America going out with a whimper.
This NOT my AMERICA!
...can’t believe we’ve actually gotten to a point in this Nation where this is even a serious question....
Never Again is ringing horrifically hollow! Were facing the biggest threat to our nation and our freedom, from internal as well as foreign enemies, as we ever have. The Useful Idiots and Kool Aid drinkers among us are attempting to destroy this nation and our freedom from inside this government (at every level). Anyone thinking this is a joke better wake up, like yesterday.
Today we are like Germany of 1932. If we don’t win in Nov., we will be entering NAZI Germany of 1933-1945.
I strongly suspect that the poll was hijacked by liberals and bleeding hearts. Anyone who does not like to see the American flag can simply LEAVE the country.....and that includes any judges, any school officials, anyone in this Administration! Please, feel free to leave.....no one is forced to live here.
No problem. I suppose there are far more of us than it initially appears, but in the media the squeaky liberal wheel gets the grease.
yes, we MUST win in Nov in order to prevent the complete loss of the United States, as intended by our Founders.
1.If your in America the time for the flag is always
2. If you are offended by the flag maybe you should not be here sucking up all the benefits and adding nothing.
3. Why would a school in America be celebrating Sinco de Mayo.
No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. 36% (429,994 votes)
Yes. The safety of students comes first. 50% (589,225 votes)
Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' <1% (2,618 votes)
Other (post a comment) 14% (165,104 votes)
Total Votes: 1,186,941
......looks like KOS is hitting it hard...........FOX is probably wondering what the ell is going on...*smiles*
Somebody’s spamming the poll.
This is insane.
The flag stays.
A better question is “Is killing those who would ban the flag Murder”
American flag banners don’t deserve to breathe American air.
I wonder how many of the votes are in response to a stupid, or poorly-framed, question?
Sheesh. Settle down.
Neither you nor I are offended by the flag. I just don’t want it disrespected by a bunch of kids trying to start a fight.
No school in American should be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. “Cinco” with a “c.” Means “5” in Spanish.
The flag deserves to be flown properly and honored. And, as I said in my last post, no one is proposing that it be banned.
Yes, those questions always seem to be odd. Maybe they figure the longer one spends puzzling over how to answer, the greater the chance they will click on one of the adjoining ads.
With idiot polls like this one, I’m sometimes inclined to agree with the left about Fox News.
Fifty percent voted yes. America is surely doomed.
But its for..................THE CHILDREN!!!!!!!
These people are a bunch of gutless, spineless, brainless castrati.
The American Flag should NEVER be banned ANYWHERE in America.
As a matter of fact, if ANYONE wants to fly the flag of ANY another country in America, they should be REQUIRED to fly the American Flag to the RIGHT of that flag so the U.S. is ALWAYS flying on its own right.
Those damn Cinco De Mayo Celebrants should be put on a Mexican Burro, facing BACKWARDS, and sent across the damn border to Mexico where they belong. ALL OF THEM, citizen or not.
HOW the viewership of FOX News could POSSIBLY vote this way on this subject is totally beyond me.
I CAN’T stand these politically correct, cultural equivalent, morally relative drones and their thinking and nonsense ANY MORE!!!
I feel like I’m Alice In Wonderland or live in Through the Looking Glass. Right is wrong, left is right, up is down, dark is light, etc. etc.
Its GOT to stop.
See my response ExTexasRedhead.
I can’t take anymore of this stuff from these damn idiots!!!!!
Brave American men and women fought and died to protect that flag in COMBAT!!!!
We can’t even protect it here???!!!!
Yes, I agree. While your angry about this, just remember that Michael Steele can’t find it in himself to level his political aim on Barack Hussein Obama. No, he’s busy complaining about racism in Republican ranks, for folks not being happy with his continued idiocy.
Where is the constant drumbeat from the right concerning Obama’s daily selling out of this nation? It’s a whisper, if anything. What the hell is that about?
Do we have a competing political presence in this nation or not. Frankly, NOT!
That must change or we’re done for. We couldn’t have done anything this nation has done without good people pushing damn hard for what was right.
What national level entity do we have doing that right now?
Ah, for when the revolution is over and all mistakes buried.
OK, I'll flame you good.
I believe that, within America and it's territories, the US flag should be used to provoke anti American, unamerican, insurrectionists, anarchists, enemy agents, traitors and saboteurs into revealing themselves so they can be rounded up, prosecuted, imprisoned, expelled, exiled, or executed as the case may be.
Anyone who wants to ban the American flag is a sympathizer to this group and should receive the same treatment.
Here’s your little flame: Wrong.
Hmmm ... just curious ...
“The title of this poll is misleading. The proper question is not whether the American flag should be banned in America, but rather whether there are times and places where the American flag should be shown proper respect and not used to stir up trouble.”
Since when does the American flag, “stir up trouble”?
“There is NO move none at all to ban the American flag.”
“This does not appear to be a stand-alone poll, but one prompted by recent news events, possibly the incident in California last month when kids were told not to wear American flag t-shirts to school.”
Should it be a crime to wear an America Flag pin or shirt with an American flag on it - of course in AMERICA!
“Schools just like business, police, military, courtrooms, airlines, etc. should have a dress code that eliminates distractions.”
So is the America flag a “distraction” and be eliminated?
“Theres a time and a place for everything. School kids should be studying, not wearing political symbols of ANY kind. Their minds should be on learning to be productive and well-educated citizens, capable of contributing to society as adults.”
Oh, so in school, especially when they study U.S. History, we should hide the AMERICAN flag so the kiddies aren’t distracted? I have no problem with kids wearing the America flag on their shirt - Old Navy has no problem with it either ... wonder why YOU do?
Being “well educated” means having pride in this country in particular. To be ashamed of it and only bring it out when it appears to not “offend” ILLEGALS is insane. If they don’t want to be part of our country, then LEAVE.
Can you seriously imagine Mexico NOT ALLOWING their flag flown or worn any time a LEGAL or properly registeres guest would like too? I can’t.
Psst - STOP BEING ASHAMED of your country - that is if you are an American
I don’t think the current results of this stupid poll are representative of the feelings of Americans at all.
There’s been a recent trend which has developed, where nearly every poll run by Fox News runs hard to the left, or shows a greater proportion of left-leaning votes than one would expect in a decidedly center-right country.
There’s no doubt in my mind that the left is running a coordinated, and ongoing assault against these Fox opinion polls.
Forget ‘em. They don’t comport with observed reality.
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