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11 September 2006 @ 01:53 pm
9/11 related, but NOT a remembrance  
I'm pissed off. I'm so angry I can hardly sleep at night. I am angry at what those in power have done to our country. We're encouraged to be afraid, to cower under the covers and behind plastic wrap and duct tape. So many people in our country have done that, and in return, Bush and his administration have stomped all over the American flag.

Check out these pictures. Click for the full page on Yahoo.

Ladies first.

Then the man who calls himself president. Make sure to get your foot right on the flag, George!

Stand on it for a while, so everyone sees what's under your feet.

Husband and wife, trampling the flag together. Isn't that nice?

There was a court case in which the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance against desecrating a flag by stepping on it. The ordinance was ruled unconstitutional, because the judge found that stepping on the flag was protected speech, saying “when the flag is displayed in a way to convey ideas, such display is protected by the First Amendment.”

I'm not saying we need an ordinance or a constitutional amendment to protect the flag from being stepped on by George Bush. It's protected speech. And it's very, very clear what he's saying.
Murphy's Girlsnafu_07 on September 12th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
They gave them a mat with a flag to stand on?

Where are those things made? Bin Laden's discount rugs?

There's bad decisions and then there's...
Elletheletterelle on September 12th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
They did, yeah. But you'd think someone who respected the flag would avoid stepping on it. Given that it's the size of a welcome mat, after all.
(Anonymous) on September 12th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Technically, since it's not a real American Flag, just a flag design on a rug, so there hasn't been any real desecration. But I get what you're saying tho.The dictat - er - president should know better.
I flipped out one time at work a few years back when they took the actual Flag from the WTC and were going to put it on the space shuttle - AND THEY LAID IT ON THE FLOOR TO TAKE PICTURES OF IT!!!! I was so pissed, I had the entire GSE crew written up. They had to take a course on proper flag etiquette. I don't know what is worse - the desecration or the ignorance.
Elletheletterelle on September 12th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Exactly right. It's not technically desecration, but shouldn't the head of state avoid stepping on even a representation of the flag? Can you imagine if Clinton had done that?

And good for you. Isn't that a basic lesson of civics, that you don't let the flag touch the ground? Jeez. I think there needs to be a mandatory class in American Civics for everybody in the country today. Maybe then people will actually pay attention to the Constitution.