Some can't fly the flag on Memorial Day.
A little boy can't display his drawing of the flag in his classroom.
Another little boy couldn't fly the flag on his bike to school
Children don't have to recite or stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance anymore....that's now thought of as 'coercion'...
The fact that our hard-fought-for 'rights' protect the people who are imposing their viewpoints on those above who can't even fly their flag anymore is more than sad. The fact that people don't feel they want to respect our country is worse...that is the biggest rub....what kind of people would encourage that? And, is that supposed to be 'more enlightened?' Apparently, there are Americans who are afraid that flying the American flag will offend some who live here but apparently hate America too much to have to cast their eyes upon the symbol of her greatness...and some Americans feel that's just fine. The guys in the FABULOUS video link below don't and........
....I don't. People who can't bring themselves to look at the flag should be invited to go to their homeland where they can fly their own flag high and be proud of their country, even if it will not support them financially or politically as we do. Imagine there are those in this country who will sell out our flag for votes? I'm sorry to sound so negative on this Memorial Day; I usually do posts celebrating the great Americans who loved this country enough to fight and even die not only for its flag but for the right to criticize her, too. But, I do not believe they died to protect the rights of those few who can't bear to look at our flag over the rights of all of us Americans who love this country and would like to fly Old Glory high whenever we can, and encourage future generations to.
This country needs something, doesn't it. You might not think it's prayer, that's fine. You may think the Creator had nothing to do with this country, but our soldiers died for the right for me to suggest He did. Except I am insulted for saying it and those who disparage me are looked upon as 'cool' and 'above faith'...........we need to all grow up.