Skip to comments.American flag with President Obama's image sparks outrage at Florida Democrats
Posted on 03/14/2012 11:42:20 AM PDT by dvan
Lake County Democratic Party officials removed the flag on Tuesday following complaints by local veterans in Florida.
An American flag with President Obama's image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county's Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner "a disgrace."
Lake County Democratic Party officials took down the flag, which flew just below a standard Old Glory on the flagpole outside headquarters in Tavares following complaints by local veterans. But merely taking it down wasn't enough for several local veterans, who said they fought for the flag Betsy Ross made famous, not one with a politician on it.
"It's absolutely disrespectful," Jim Bradford, a 71-year-old veteran who participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion told FoxNews.com. "It's totally ridiculous. To put somebody's picture there, to me, it's a disgrace to do that."
Skid marks are for underwear, NOT the American flag!
I believe altering the flag is also against the law.
Ping to Archy - I bet you know for sure.
Sorry the URL was not complete.
This is at least the third thread on FR about this (which does not bother me; it is an atrocious story). Just wonder whether any of the MSM will pick it up or report it in some way other than to defend it as some freedom of speech issue?
Dictators often put their pictures on the flag.
Yes. Or on toilet paper which would be a much better fit for that ilk’s face.
Revised Pledge of Allegiance (2013 Edition):
“I pledge allegiance to the flag
Of the Obama State of Amerikkka,
And to the Absolute Monarchy for which it stands -
One People, One Nation, One Leader,
With Dependence and Submission For All.”
Yes, there is something worse than a POS and it’s on our defaced flag. Reflects his country killing goal. Remember the pre election picture of his holding a spot in the book: AFTER THE FALL OF AMERICA.
God bless our vets.
I want my f’ing country back!
Obama and the Democratic are each and everyone vile sorry SOBs.
Any veteran out there should be as outraged as we are, but then some of them are also DEMs, can't figure that one out.
Per Rush today, we can add to this outrage, Zero’s allowing the killing of bald eagles in Wyoming!!!
Words Fail Me.
Yep. I'm afraid I do:
Criminal penalties for certain acts of desecration to the flag were contained in Title 18 of the United States Code prior to 1989. The Supreme Court decision in Texas v. Johnson; June 21, 1989, held the statute unconstitutional. This statute was amended when the Flag Protection Act of 1989 (Oct. 28, 1989) imposed a fine and/or up to I year in prison for knowingly mutilating, defacing, physically defiling, maintaining on the floor or trampling upon any flag of the United States. The Flag Protection Act of 1989 was struck down by the Supreme Court decision, United States vs. Eichman, decided on June 11, 1990.
That act was definitely “defacing” Old Glory.
Would Bill Ayers tromp on that one? I probably would, it NOT being Old Glory.
Bill Ayres would probably step back and render a hand salute.