Skip to comments.Set Your Flag - In Distress
Posted on 07/03/2012 11:24:32 AM PDT by Wuli
I am setting my front porch flag upside down tomorrow.
I will leave it up and set that way, through November.
Setting the flag right will depend on whether or not we move to setting the ship of state right.
If I did that I’d have to leave it in distress for the next 4 years. Since we aren’t likely to move it right regardless of which liberal wins in November.
I struck my colors almost a year ago.
I fly the Confederate battle flag now.
Putting up a new flag pole tomorrow...but only flying the Gadsden Flag and Sons of Liberty Flag until that Jug-Earred Communist is thrown out of the White Hut!
Confidence, optimism, and defiance are true American patriotic qualities and are what will attract voters to our side.
We will do much better in November without all of the pessimism and despair.
I appreciate the sentiment, but I am afraid you are going to accidently insult veterans, etc.
I would think a Gadston Flag or the like could convey the same idea, but not run the risk of accidental insult.
My flag of choice these days.
Still, I say good for you. I've had neighbors stop and ask why, and I've told them why. Haven't had one of 'em say yet they support Obamacare or the USSC. Turns out flying one's flag upside down is also a way to engage their neighbors in political discussion.
The Culpepper “Dont Tread On Me” is another choice. It’s also the Navy Jack.
I am flying the Taunton Flag tomorrow. “Liberty and Union.” 1774.
Thereafter I am flying the First Navy Jack until November.
And I will fly the Navy Jack for the duration. To also honor those serving in the long war against terror. Don’t Tread on Me.
Just be sure it’s upside down............
It’s not only an insult it’stotally wrong! It’s what the DUmmies did after 2000 and 2004. Did anyone complain tben?
FWIW I did when I spotted a US flag upside down at a local KFC. The employees were laughing when I confronted them but not so much when I got the national HQ involved. There should be a FR thread about it but it has been a long time.
You DO NOT FLY THE US FLAG UPSIDE DOWN FOR EMOTIONAL ISSUES!
It is NOT A symbol. It is a means of communication of dire, life threating conditions. While the situation in DC is serious it does not meet the standard for an upside down flag! Are you going to fire up your amateur radio and start sending SOS?
To whom are you communicating?
Do not fly the US flag or fly a Gadsden or Sons of Liberty instead!
Do FReepers really want to lower themselves to the kind of symbolistic tactics of the left?
If so The Republic is truely lost!
I am flying the Gadsden flag and will so until 0 is out of office. No more stars and stripes for me until then.
I only have Three Flags I fly anymore
Battle of Gonzales Flag (Come and Take it)
and the Flag of the Great State of Texas
If I had a Bloody Arm of Goliad Flag I would fly it from time to time as well
I have been flying the Gadsden Flag since the Marxist took over, except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day when I fly the Betsy Ross Flag.
I’ve been flying the Navy Jack since the 08 election. Both sides of our family have strong ties to the Navy. The other flag I fly is the ‘76 Bennington. Seems that Spirit is being renewed.
Please explain that sentence. Are we not to fly even the Gadsden Flag?
First Navy Jack, Gadsden, Culpeper flags clip art site:
Thank you sir for your comment. I agree 100%.
It is disrespectful and wrong. My neighbor down the street did this until low and behold Scott Brown was elected and suddenly the "crisis" was over.
If you fly our proud flag upside down over politics, you are being childish. Fly other flags if you wish, but do not disrespect the banner I fought under.
Yeah thats the one.
Not many know about that Flag outside of TX.
I’ve been unable to determine the significance of the “III” on the flag.
Would you please explain?
What is the protocol for flying the Gadsden Flag?
Does it have to be lit at night?
Does it have to be on a flagpole?
Can it be thumb tacked to the house siding?
OK. Do not fly the Stars and Stripes in a distress mode. A better choice would be to fly the Gadsden or Sons of Liberty flag instead. There are several other good choices as well. Several other FReepers have noted that.
I am on a tablet and typing is difficult.
I apologize if it was difficult to understand.
I’d be kinda scared to fly this one, unless, it was tied with bacon strips. It looks too mooslim-ish.
While I appreciate your sentiment, personally, I don’t think the dissolution of our constitutional republic is simply an “emotional issue.” It’s not a temper tantrum over a candidate.
I had mine upside down the day BO was elected and it stayed that way for several months.
The day SCOTUS ruled.. it went upside down at noon that day but only stayed that way for a few days.
Country’s in distress no doubt but I’ve got to much respect for the flag that represents the country I served for.. not what the country’s become.
I may retire Old Glory until real Americans can restore the country to what it was and fly the Gadsden Flag until then.
see my home page
I kinda like the Goliad flag. Never seen it before.
I don’t fly the US fly anymore. I fly the Texas flag, and dream that it is the Republic of Texas, and not the Great State of Texas. I’ve said it many times before, I want a divorce. Entering the Union was not a suicide pack. I would prefer an amicable divorce - divide up the property, sign the papers and go our separate ways.
See My home page for info on the Goliad Flag
Gadsden flag for me. Many vets consider it an offense to the flag to invert it unless a true distress situation.
Thanks for clearing that for me. The first “or” in that sentence threw me off.
Thank you for posting even when it’s difficult for you. :)
So to your line of thinking it was perfectly fine for democrats to fly The Stars and Stripes in distress mode when they believed the country was being destroyed?
Get hold of your emotions!
You do have the right to fly the flag inverted however it is in very poor taste, insulting and weakens the intent of distress mode communication!
On June 28th I took down the American flag and put up the Texas state flag and it will remain up until things turn around.
Flying the US flag upside down is an SOS, stating that we are in distress and require immediate assistance. It means we may not survive without help from another. To whom are we reaching out for assistance? China? Are we citizens no longer able to help ourselves?
I Fly the Betsy Ross Flag on the 4th
thank you for your educational home page.
I didn’t know. Now I do.
Not wishing to sully her with the forseeable shame of the ObamaNation of Desolation, I “triangled” and shelved Old Glory on January 20, 2009; after the Santelli event I got around to putting up the Gadsden in her stead.
So it shall be until the Stepson of Perdition is replaced.
I recommend saving the “distress signal” until you need someone to come to your literal rescue. Otherwise, it’s like calling 911 to complain about Solyndra— valid complaint, wrong methodology.
Totally agree with you...NEVER fly our flag upside down.
Now the Kenyan flag..that’s a different story.
I don't care what democrats do. They are socialists. The flag has no real meaning to them. They only use it to make a mockery of it. (Whether they realize it or not.)
If I had a Gadsden, I'd probably be flying that.
But my country IS in distress. So, I'm really OK with my decision. Thanks anyway.
ts like calling 911 to complain about Solyndravalid complaint, wrong methodology.