I just got a Half Staff notification.
“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on September 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard, 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 flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, September 20, 2013.”
Do we know yet if it was a senseless act? Seems to me that it was planned out with a definite sense of purpose.
To #34: Did Obama order the American flag flown at half-mast for the Ft. Hood victims and for the Little Rock, Ark. terrorist attack that killed an Army recruiter and wounded another?
I cannot stand that we put the flag at half staff for all of these things. I hate it. It seems like we are perpetually putting the flag at half staff, and I feel in my bones that it is fostering some kind of victimhood mentality.
It isn’t healthy and it isn’t right.
This is not to say I don’t feel sympathy or respect for the victims, I just am repulsed by this constant state of...mandated national sorrow.
I will probably have the same notification waiting when I get to work.