Skip to comments.Obama orders flags at half staff
Posted on 12/14/2012 12:30:38 PM PST by ColdOne
President Obama orders flags at the White House and all federal buildings at half staff in honor the victims of the "senseless acts of violence" in Newton, Conn., on Friday.
He is scheduled to deliver remarks at 3:15 p.m. in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.
Here is the full order on the flags:
"As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the
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The left will find a way to make political hay off this murder.
The BRADY briefing room?????????
Nothing political about that, the bastich.
0bama Demagogues Gun Control With the Blood of Children
The democrats will call for intensive gun control in 5...4...3...2...
Next week, Executive Order #89763248258, “National Gun Buy Back Program - No Opt Out”
Something extremely shady is going on here.
Well, the First Manipulator has been heard from..."
If you don’t own one, better buy one or soon you won’t be able to get one!
You can bet the surprise lowering of the flags is being used as a symbol for the anti-gun ninnies. He’s out to destroy the Constitution and this will be his excuse for taking down the 2nd Amendment.
O said something is going to be done about these shootings regardless of politics.
Would someone send the dumbass-in-chief a link to the rules of flag ettiquette
You dont lover it to half-staff for anything and everything to make an emotional display or political statement
I can’t help but feel the same thing even though it seems unreasonable. Of course 0bama in the WH is pretty shady in and of itself but that’s, sort of, another story.
Of course that is why he is doing this. He is setting up the argument for more gun control. It is always about that for the left as they know that an armed populace is not conducive to government totalitarianism.
That's old news. Obama should have been impeached long ago for intentionally creating gun violence against innocent children in order to advance what he's about to advance in the weeks ahead.
Elections have consequences.
Flying the American Flag at Half Staff
When should the flag be flown at half-staff?
An easy way to remember when to fly the United States flag at half-staff is to consider when the whole nation is in mourning. These periods of mourning are proclaimed either by the president of the United States, for national remembrance, or the governor of a state or territory, for local remembrance, in the event of a death of a member or former member of the federal, state or territorial government or judiciary. The heads of departments and agencies of the federal government may also order that the flag be flown at half-staff on buildings, grounds and naval vessels under their jurisdiction.
On Memorial Day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nations battle heroes.
In the early days of our country, no regulations existed for flying the flag at half-staff and, as a result, there were many conflicting policies. But on March 1, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower issued a proclamation on the proper times.
The flag should fly at half-staff for 30 days at all federal buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and its territories and possessions after the death of the president or a former president. It is to fly 10 days at half-staff after the death of the vice president, the chief justice or a retired chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, or the speaker of the House of Representatives. For an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Cabinet, a former vice president, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the Senate, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, or the
minority leader of the House of Representatives the flag is to be displayed at half-staff from the day of death until interment.
The flag is to be flown at half-staff at all federal buildings, grounds and naval vessels in the Washington, D.C., area on the day and day after the death of a United States senator, representative, territorial delegate, or the resident commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It should also be flown at half-staff on all federal facilities in the state, congressional district, territory, or commonwealth of these officials.
Upon the death of the governor of a state, territory or possession, the flag should be flown at half-staff on all federal facilities in that governors state, territory or possession from the day of death until interment.
The president may order the flag to be flown at half-staff to mark the death of other officials, former officials, or foreign dignitaries. In addition to these occasions, the president may order half-staff display of the flag after other tragic events.
The flag should be briskly run up to the top of the staff before being lowered slowly to the half-staff position.
Yes, now the the shooter is dead and can cause no more harm it makes perfect sense to try to strip the civil rights of millions of law-abiding Americans.
I vote for training teachers to shoot and carry.
I also vote for locking class doors.
I also vote for homeschooling.
This could not have been prevented, if the brother didn’t rat the ass haul out.
So, yes. Let’s talk.
Amen to that.
Unfortunately you're talking about a pre-2008 America. That's long gone. Obama has been allowed to tear apart everything this nation stood for and he's continued to rip up the nation's Constitution, I don't expect him to abide by it anytime soon either.