Obama's Face on American Flag

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Obama's Face on American Flag
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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 10:56am

I saw this story come across on Twitter this morning:

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 9:18am
I got to thinking about the patriotism comment. Patriotism, in my book, is like humility. When people brag or fixate on showing how patriotic or humble they are.....they aren't.

Both traits are a function of deep conviction, much more sincere when the values permeate how one behaves and the choices one makes.

Flag waving, in and of itself, is no indication of true patriotism.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-14-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 9:26am

Are there examples

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 9:50am
If wearing the flag on apparel is a violation of the flag code, (http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/faq.htm#q031), yes, it has been defended by posters who typically had conservative views: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Discussing-the-Issues/No-American-flag-tshirts/td-p/96666508/highlight/true; http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Discussing-the-Issues/No-American-flag-tshirts/td-p/96666508/highlight/true/page/1. Read through the whole thread.

There was no straw man argument. iluvkrat remembered this discussion and was probably referring to it.

Jabberwocka

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 9:54am
Tsk, tsk, tsk. You want CONSISTENCY?!

Jabberwocka

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 10:13am

Did they in any way alter the American flag and put a leaders face on it like the Democrats did to show their adoration of said leader?

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Registered: 01-14-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 10:23am

Again, apples and oranges.

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 10:31am

Now you're clutching at straws.

Jabberwocka

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 10:41am

Nooo, it seems that I am not the one clutching at straws here, as I have been consistant in what I have been saying about this Obama flag being reminiscent of what the communists did with their leaders personas and how they loved to create their "cult of personality" by plastering their leaders faces on all things patriotic.

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Registered: 01-14-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 10:46am

OK. Are any of those real flags that someone put up a flag pole by the county