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  • White House Flag No Longer at Half Staff for John McCain

    08/27/2018 9:25:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 Aug 2018
    The White House flag is no longer at half-staff to honor the death of Sen. John McCain, driving President Donald Trump’s critics crazy. The flag was lowered to half-staff on the day of McCain’s death and the following day as established by the federal code. U.S. Code says: "The flag shall be flown at half-staff ... on the day of death and the following day for a member of Congress." Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell urged the Pentagon to lower their flags until McCain is buried, according to a Schumer spokesman. Frequent Trump critics used the occasion to...
  • Bill would require American flags to be made in the USA

    06/19/2018 1:47:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    kxan ^ | June 19, 2018 | wfla
    everal lawmakers are hoping to change the way the U.S. government buys American flags. Under current law, any American flag purchased by the government must be at least 50 percent made in the USA. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Maine Senator Susan Collins introduced the All-American Flag Act to change that. “American tax dollars should go to American-made products that support American jobs, especially when the product is a symbol of our nation,” Brown said. “By purchasing all-American flags, we honor our country while also supporting American manufacturers.” The legislation would require flags purchased by the government to be 100...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims ... the Week Starting June 10, 2018 as National Flag Week

    06/09/2018 9:16:18 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 12 replies
    The White House | Issued on: June 8, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our new Republic. Through the many triumphs and trials of our Nation, our flag has reflected our heritage of liberty and embodied the American virtues of bravery, justice, and loyalty. Each year, we celebrate Flag Day and National Flag Week to honor our timeless national emblem. Our flag symbolizes our solemn pride and eternal gratitude to our service members, who willingly raise their hand in front of our Nation’s colors and take an oath to support...
  • Former officer speaks out about 'brainwashing' of kids

    03/24/2018 8:16:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    FOX news ^ | Mar. 24, 2018 | unk
    Former Tucson police officer says a visit to his son's school opened his eyes to 'stage one of brainwashing' kids. (video)
  • Buzz Aldrin Salutes the U.S. Flag on the Moon

    11/20/2017 2:20:06 PM PST · by edwinland · 23 replies
    NASA via Flickr ^ | July 20, 1969 | Neil Armstrong
  • Seeing an American flag can shift voters towards Republicanism

    09/26/2017 10:50:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Discover ^ | July 10, 2011 | Ed Yong
    As a visitor to the USA, one sometimes gets the feeling that it’s hard to move or look around without seeing a flag. They are seemingly everywhere, an omnipresent reminder of national identity. But the star-spangled banner is more than a symbol; it can also influence minds in unexpected ways. Travis Carter from the University of Chicago has found that when people think about voting decisions, the mere sight of the American flag can subtly shift their political views… towards Republicanism. It’s an effect that holds in both Democrats and Republicans, it affects actual votes, and it lasts for at...
  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran – and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros’ Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s...

    02/21/2017 11:51:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s Affairs Center Fence on Memorial Day The 74-year-old is also charged for taking photos of VA police(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it will provide legal representation to Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Trial will begin on March 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. Rosebrock also is being criminally prosecuted for taking photographs on Memorial Day 2016, and...
  • American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

    02/20/2017 1:17:30 PM PST · by tekrat · 67 replies
    The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American flag that went up alongside the European Union flag as Pence and EU leader Donald Tusk spoke on Monday had 51 stars instead of the usual 50, one for each state.
  • GOP Bill: No Flag, No Federal Funds For College

    12/06/2016 4:11:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2016 | 9:49 AM EST | Eric Scheiner
    54 Republican legislators have signed on to a bill that would forbid federal funds to any “institution of higher education that removes, censors, takes down, prohibits, or otherwise halts display of a flag of the United States.” H.B. 6433 or the “Protect Our Flag Act” is sponsored by Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio). …
  • 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...
  • Fayetteville teacher suspended for flag lesson on 1st amendment (NC)

    09/21/2016 8:20:40 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 52 replies
    WRAL ^ | 9/20/2016 | Kathryn Brown
    Fayetteville, N.C. — A Cumberland County high school teacher has been suspended after he stepped on an American flag as part of a history lesson on Monday. A photo posted on Facebook shows Lee Francis, a history teacher at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, standing over an American flag at the front of the class. Students said Francis tried to burn and cut the flag before dropping it on the floor as part of a lesson on the First Amendment. At least two students walked out of the classroom during the demonstration. 7 "I put the flag on...
  • [Vanity] In all honesty, what would you do if someone burned the U.S. flag in front of you?

    08/28/2016 4:42:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 63 replies
    August 28, 2016 | GuavaCheesePuff
    With all the recent late-August talk of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand and salute to the National Anthem which caused a fierce debate on social media and the press, we all know that some folks in this country loves to burn the U.S. flag. Although it is constitutional, what would you do if someone near/in front of you burned the U.S. flag? I remember some communists burning the U.S. flag near a park in NYC last year. What would you do?
  • American flag added to some Arizona inmates' uniforms

    07/05/2016 9:29:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2016 2:42 PM EDT
    <p>An Arizona sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear has rolled out a uniform change at Maricopa County jails: American flags are now stitched onto the striped jail suits.</p> <p>Sheriff Joe Arpaio assigned military veterans to hand out the new uniforms. The change went into effect on Monday, Independence Day.</p>
  • ARE WE OVERUSING THE TRIBUTE OF FLYING FLAG AT HALF-STAFF?

    07/01/2016 8:29:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2016 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found. The centuries-old practice can be a visible, public answer to extraordinary loss, as when more than four dozen people were killed last month at a gay nightclub in Florida.
  • Teddy Roosevelt was Right: No Hyphenated-Americans

    06/03/2016 1:58:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 3, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In an address to the Knights of Columbus in Manhattan on October 12, 1915, President Teddy Roosevelt remarked: "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.” “This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a...
  • Flag-stomping protesters fueling tensions at Trump, other events

    04/05/2016 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Matt Finn
    MILWAUKEE – In a year when political tensions already are running high, a group of protesters is fueling the acrimony by showing up to political rallies and events with a large American flag – and stomping on it. The members of the self-described “F*** Your Flag Tour” most recently popped up at a Donald Trump rally Sunday in West Allis, Wis. They posted themselves next to the line of thousands of people waiting to get into the Republican presidential front-runner’s event at the local high school. They proceeded to lay the muddied flag on the ground and stand on it,...
  • Muslim Told Texas Man, “TAKE DOWN THE FLAG!”- His Response Is Amazing!

    01/29/2016 1:29:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 01/29/16 | Kosar
    The most patriotic thing you can do at home is fly the American flag outside. Countless men and women have joined the US military and lost their lives to defend the principles that flag stands for. The American flag stands for the freedom and the liberty endorsed by our Founding Fathers. People should be allowed to fly it ANYWHERE! But in a neighborhood near Houston, Texas, this man (below) was told by his landlord at Lodge on El Dorado that the American flag had to be removed? Why? Because it might be offensive to practicing Muslims. He told a local...
  • City of Reno Temporarily Replaces American Flag with LGBT Flag

    07/27/2015 5:11:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    ktvn.com ^ | july 27, 2015
    On Sunday morning the American Flag on top of City Hall in Downtown Reno was replaced by the LGBT Flag following a gay pride celebration this weekend. By Sunday evening, the LGBT flag was taken down and now the American Flag is back up. The decision to replace the flag has been controversial. Many locals have expressed concerns over the American flag's removal. Around 9:00 p.m. our Channel 2 News crew was able to confirm the LGBT flag was taken down around 9:00 p.m. Sunday, and the American Flag was put back in its place. The City of Reno released...
  • [Video]: Sick New "Challenge": People Disrespect, Walk on American Flag

    07/01/2015 5:57:17 AM PDT · by Maceman · 20 replies
    A sick new 'challenge' is going viral, urging people to disrespect and stomp on the American flag. Give us your reaction. See video at: https://www.facebook.com/foxandfriends/videos/854403174647280/?fref=nf