Skip to comments.Will U.S. Dip American Flag at Olympic Ceremony?
Posted on 07/27/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
A controversy is brewing over whether the United States might break tradition and dip the American flag at the opening ceremony for the London Olympics. However, the American Legion said to do so would not only violate the U.S. Flag Code, but would also be un-American.
Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee, told Reuters they were discussing the matter internally.
Weve talked about that a little bit and you never know what is going to happen, Blackmun told the news agency.
But later a spokesman for the USOC sent Fox News a statement Blackmuns comments and calling the Reuters report not accurate.
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Why should they?
According to the Fox poll, 96+% say HELL NO!
Bow to the queen just as Osuma bows to his leaders of Izzlum.
To do so would be the gravest of offenses to our nation. Our flag NEVER dips to any man, woman or nation . . . EVER!
Somebody should replace it with a Gadsden.
That is precisely why The One will want it.
she best be very careful..or she can ruin everything for Hussein..lol
Mariel Zagunis is carrying the flag. An all-world fencer, Zagunis won gold in the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics in the individual sabre competition.
Thought I read where Michelle was doing that???
so do you know what she is doing??? other than waste money?
I’ll bet owe-bama told them to do it.
Why even use an American flag—why not just use a “Rainbow” flag?
According to FOX, “Michelle Obama played a little tennis with kids, handed out some hugs and posed for photos with strapping athletes Friday as she formally began her stint leading the U.S. Olympics delegation”.
Michelle in action (tennis) .... scaring the kiddies it looks like:
I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama himself showed up, dipped the flag 13 times, threw it in the dirt and walked on it in his dirty, smelly bare feet.
“All this for a damn flag” - thus spake the Wookie:
Any Americans there ought to boo the fat-assed Wookie beotch.
George Washington was a patriotic English citizen who fought for the Union Jack during the French-Indian war. If the U.S. becomes a country that dips its flag to foreigners, real Americans have to consider creating a different flag (and country).
The US Flag dips for no earthly king or potentate.
I would watch the excerable Opening Ceremonies just to see if they do, but that is just too damn much.
Man, I hate the Olympics!
Maybe I was misunderstood. I don’t understand why the US would dip their flag to anyone. I don’t recall it ever being done before
It has never been done. It should never be done. 19 out of 20 Americans don’t ever want it done.
Therefore, America’s #1 enemy would desire it be done.
To this day no president who thinks of himself as an American first, foremost and only has ever or will ever bow to any earthly power or potentate.
SO it is good to know we are on the same page.
I’m guessing it wasn’t done