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  • The American Flag: A Symbol of Hate Speech on Campuses?

    05/03/2017 10:59:28 AM PDT · by Boomer · 13 replies
    Prager U ^ | May 3, 2017 | Ami Horowitz
    Is the U.S. flag a symbol of hate speech? That's what documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz wanted to find out when he went to UC Irvine, where the student government tried to ban displays of the flag in a main thruway. Watch and be amazed as Ami interviews the student who spearheaded the flag ban.
  • NBC Sports: U.S. Flag at Baseball Games Too Political

    04/16/2017 4:40:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 16, 2017 | Jay Maxson
    Everything is political to the overly sensitive mind of today’s leftist. When the Atlanta Braves unfurled a gigantic flag for the playing of the national anthem, it prompted an ultra sensitive member of the partisan media and his Twitter followers to express a whole host of ridiculous claims. In a Twitter post this weekend, NBC baseball writer Craig Calcaterra complained that the presentation of Old Glory evoked overly political tones. He and his like-minded comrades used the occasion to attack the flag, the military, President Trump, conservatives and the singing of God Bless America: Will you keep politics out of...
  • Fly the Flag on Inauguration Day

    01/16/2017 7:18:04 AM PST · by Dustoff45 · 32 replies
    USA.gov ^ | 01/16/2017 | DustOff45
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, I flew the flag of the state of Alaska to honor the VP candidate. I have not flown a flag since.Today, I made an online purchase for a new 4 x 6 American flag to go on a silver pole with gold ball on top.Friday morning, as I go out the door early to make the trip to DC to attend the Inauguration event I will place the flag up.Yesterday in church, my memories went back to 1992 and the election of Clinton. When I arrived at the office that Wednesday morning, my secretary asked...
  • Trump: Flag-Burning Must Have Consequences, 'Perhaps Loss of Citizenship or Year in Jail'

    11/29/2016 12:18:20 PM PST · by yoe · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2016 | John Wagner
    President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened loss of citizenship or jail for those who burn the American flag, saying such protests — which the Supreme Court has declared to be free speech — should carry “consequences.” Trump offered his thoughts in an early-morning post on Twitter, saying, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag.”
  • Trump is right about the flag. Do NOT disrespect it in public

    11/29/2016 7:58:20 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 56 replies
    News and Twitter | 29 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Seem Mr. Trump correctly pointed out that folks in this country who feel the need to disrespect our flag in any form or fashion need to refrain from doing so, at least publicly. He is correct. Countries garner respect for defending their territory, their culture and their language, all of which make a country a country. We seem to be failing on all counts. In Mexico, if you trash their flag in public, you will be beaten and/or killed by the public who sees you doing so BEFORE the police can even get there. Or, in Thailand, do something to...
  • Trump Threatens Flag-Burning Americans With Loss Of Citizenship Or Jail

    11/29/2016 11:06:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 160 replies
    Fox News via Zero Hedge ^ | November 29, 2016 10:29 AM | by Tyler Durden
    With snowflakes everywhere across America seemingly content to burn the Stars & Stripes to protest democracy's decision to elect what they have been told is a racist, homophobic, anti-semitic, sexist, tax-fraud as president... ... President-elect Donald Trump has put his foot down in this seemingly most unpatriotic of endeavors: Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016 Of course, there is the small issue of changing the Constitution as flag burning remains protected speech...
  • Guess Who Else Supported Jail Time For Burning the Flag?

    11/29/2016 9:38:37 AM PST · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Alex Griswold
    While president-elect Donald Trump has taken flack from civil libertarians for his sudden resurrection of the flag-burning issue, it’s worth noting that his former general election opponent Hillary Clinton once came under fire from liberal allies for sponsoring a bill that aimed to throw those who burned the flag in prison. Clinton’s stance on flag-burning is complicated to say the least. In theory, she has consistently opposed a flag-burning amendment, and voted against it when it came up for a vote in 2006. But a year earlier, she sponsored a bill that was widely seen as a runaround the Supreme...
  • Trump takes heat for wanting to outlaw flag burning -- but Clinton wanted the same in 2005

    11/29/2016 10:01:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 29, 2016 | Adam Shaw
    Donald Trump came under heavy criticism Tuesday after calling for the criminalization of burning the American flag, with critics gasping that the president-elect’s words represent a threat to the First Amendment. However, Trump’s suggestions are similar to a bill pushed in the Senate in 2005 that would criminalize flag burning – a bill that was co-sponsored by then-Sen. Hillary Clinton. Trump tweeted that there should be “consequences” for the burning of the flag -- including a year in jail or a loss of citizenship -- which is seen by many as an act of desecration. Nobody should be allowed to...
  • Trump Tweet: Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag...

    11/29/2016 5:43:34 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 139 replies
    Twitter | November 29, 2016
    President Elect Donald Trump put out an interesting tweet this morning: "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!" Maybe some 4-D chess going on? I also found this, Trump's Tweet coupled with a "Flag Protection Act" bill that none other than Crooked Hillary Clinton introduced to the senate floor in 2005. Anyway, this should provoke some interesting discussion as well as another meltdown from the Left.
  • U.S. colleges feared backlash over Trump win — so they removed flags and banned USA-themed parties

    11/26/2016 3:57:18 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph
    He campaigned on a promise to end political correctness and bring pride back to the United States. And yet in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, American universities have taken political correctness to the extreme — with one removing the U.S. flag from their campus, and another speaking out against a “party in the USA” themed celebration, in case students were offended. Trump’s campaign and his surprise victory has undoubtedly energized extreme elements. The Southern Poverty Law Center said that it has received over 700 reports of hate crimes since the election, with 40 per cent of them in schools...
  • College Stops Flying US Flag Entirely After Flag-Burning Incident

    11/20/2016 8:11:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Hampshire College in Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer fly the U.S. flag at all in response to an incident where the flag was taken down and burned. The president of the college says that by getting rid of the flag the school will be able to focus on other issues like halting Islamophobia and promoting gay rights. The mess for Hampshire College started a week and a half ago, after Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election. The school responded to Trump’s victory by keeping the U.S. flag at half-staff, as if in mourning, which upset...
  • Kaepernick’s protest is as American as that flag

    08/29/2016 12:17:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    ESPN The Undefeated ^ | August 29, 2016 | Domonique Foxworth
    I am just as much an American as I am a Foxworth. My son and his future sons will be as much Foxworths and Americans as I am. And my father is and his father was and so on. But my bloodline in this nation can be traced back to before America was even a country — when my ancestors were neither American nor Foxworths.
  • SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt’

    08/29/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    WBTW.com ^ | 8-29-2016 | WSPA
    FULL Title: "SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt or be unsportsmanlike’" TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at...
  • Leftist Protester Catches On Fire from Burning U.S. Flag

    07/28/2016 2:15:11 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2016
    Protesters at the Democratic National Convention grew even rowdier than on previous nights and a U.S. flag was lit on fire — and a protester attempting to dance on the burning flag ended up on fire. The graphic video can be seen below. Police and protesters attempted to treat the injuries and worked together to carry off the burned protester.
  • Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight

    07/26/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Truncated title. Full title: Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night's festivities After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months. As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
  • Reports: Palestinian Flags Outnumber American Flags at Democratic National Convention

    07/26/2016 9:27:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | July 26, 2016 11:14 AM | Lea Speyer
    The Palestinian flag was prominently displayed by activists at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Monday, amid an apparent absence of American flags, according to numerous media and social media postings. […] Conservative bloggers, meanwhile, highlighted additional flag issues during the DNC, such as the party’s capitulation to protesters demanding the removal of the Mississippi state flag, which depicts the Confederate standard. In a video capturing its removal, demonstrators are heard chanting and cheering. […] The presence of the Palestinian flag at the DNC comes at a fragile time for pro-Israel Democrats, following major efforts — led by Vermont Senator...
  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Patriotism took a back seat to racial grievances last night at the Democratic National Convention, as no American flags were visibly present at an event dedicated to picking a political leader for the United States of America. Alex Pfeifer of the Daily Caller was among those who noticed: The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags. The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
  • President Half-Staff

    07/23/2016 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2016 | Robert Morrison
    Riding a bike around Annapolis, I note that the flags at the Old State House, the Naval Academy, and the library are at half-staff again. This time for Nice, France. Or is it Dallas? Or Baton Rouge? I confess I lose track. It seems the flags have been at half-staff most of the time since President Obama took office. It also seems the pace of terrorist attacks is picking up. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks this is proof that ISIS is on the run. How fatuous. That’s rather like saying the German troops marching through the Arc de Triomphe...
  • “You’re on Fire, Stupid!” Protester Sets Himself on Fire Trying to Burn the American Flag

    07/22/2016 6:30:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/21/2016 | Staff
    In what was perhaps one of the most violent clashes yet between police and protesters outside the Republican National Convention, a protester accidentally set himself on fire trying to be a bad ass and burn an American flag. While protesters were yelling “Burn that rag!” a Cleveland police officer reportedly began shouting, “You’re on fire! You’re on fire, stupid!” at the protester whipping around the burning flag that had to be extinguished by firefighters before more people caught on fire. (Watch the video at link)
  • FLAG DAY "Millions of our school children will daily proclaim...dedication of our nation

    06/14/2016 9:12:45 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes. On JUNE 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress selected the FLAG of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated JUNE 14 as "NATIONAL FLAG DAY." "I... call your attention to the approach of the anniversary of the day upon which THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union... ...I therefore... request that throughout the nation... the FOURTEENTH DAY of JUNE be observed as FLAG DAY with special patriotic exercises... to give significant expressions to our thoughtful love of America, our comprehension of the great...