Skip to comments.Man flies flag upside-down to protest election outcome
Posted on 11/08/2012 4:05:29 AM PST by Jimmah
News Center 7 received calls Wednesday night from residents in Beavercreek who were not happy about their neighbor flying the U.S. flag upside-down.
One caller said it might not be illegal, but its offensive to the people in the neighborhood.
Despite what his neighbors think, Ray Lewis said flying the flag upside-down is an international symbol of distress and he felt compelled to do it as a form of peaceful protest following the re-election of President Barack Obama.
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Good for him. Perhaps we need a National USA Distress Day to protest the Stolen Election!
If it’s offensive to his neighborhood, I guess we know how his neighborhood voted.
I lowered mine to half-mast, yesterday morning.
I live in Beavercreek and heard about this. God bless him for being so concerned and expressing the distress we all feel. My wife’s boss (at a local Air Force base) said he was so upset he wanted to stay home the day after the election.
My best friend has had an upside down flag as his facebook picture for a couple months now and gets nasty comments.
I cut both of my flags into 12-inch squares and use them to dust furniture and wax my car.
The head of my local Tea Party Chapter is doing the same on her facebook page.
Took him THIS long to do that? My neighbor (a Vietnam Vet) has been flying his upside down in his front yard for 4 YEARS.
Yesterday I took all 4 of my flags down, placed them in a paper bag, and will bury them on my mountain land when I get up there this weekend.
Call me UNAMERICAN all you want, but those flag no longer stand for anything. Just a dream of our forefathers bought at the cost of their blood. That dream in me died Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.
We were told we were not supposed to be offended when people burn the flag.
Flying it upside down seems like a reasonable way to protest your country turning upside down.
Perhaps we need to fly the flag for the Republican Party in distress and stop picking these stupid losers every time. That I can get behind. Santorum 2016. Of course the Republican liberals won’t go for a patriotic conservative like Santorum. They would rather put up a liberal and watch him lose and become another loser like Romney, Dole, and McCain.
Folks this is wrong. It’s been explained several times before. An upside down flag is a signal, not a protest and using it as such weakens it’s effectiveness as a signal.
When GW Bush was elected the crew at my local KFC decided to fly their flag upside down as a protest. When I confronted them they claimed they didn’t know how to fix it and laughed. I contacted the company and the laughing stopped after the regional rep made a visit.
If you think flying it upside down now is a good way to protest then, it was perfectly fine for that crew to do it as well.
If you don’t understand that picture this. When a republican is elected democrats will fly their flags inverted. When a democrat is elected republicans will fly their flag inverted.
And then the use as a signal is compromised.
It’s a stupid idea.
I have to disagree on the point that it reduces its effectiveness as an emergency signal. I seriously doubt that the police and fire dept are accidentally rushing over to see what the emergency is. Ships at see aren’t coming in to port to help out the emergency. Maybe in 1750, but with the advent of 911 service, the flying flag upside down to signal an emergency in the burbs has been pretty much forgotten.
I highly doubt there will be a 2016, I said in 08 only one way to fix things to now and votes aren’t it, but people still seem to think they can. Those days are past I’m afraid, and yes I’m very afraid for the future.
A lot of folks will disagree with me, but as a former Navy vet I haven’t hung my flag since Bam took power. My refusal was based on his Marxist/socialist proclivities which have been the enemy of this great nation for decades. I was hoping to purchase two new flags on Wednesday to celebrate a rebirth of this nation. Hopefully the day will come when I will be proud to display the flag. Unfortunaely the flag represents a US socialist regime.
I understand your distress. The one constant in my life has always been love of country and I do not feel it any longer. This is not the same country I was born in. There’s been an incredible amount of deterioration in just a generation or two. This country has been balkanized to a degree. With entire sections of it living as less that animals without even the good grace to mow the lawn or see that children are well tended to. It is disgraceful.
It’s not that I do not love America, but it is more of an idea and a wish now.