Rather than deface the American flag, leftists should consider a different standard. Barack Obama has noted his disdain for the US Flag much too frequently to paste his face into its blue field as some leftists have done. President Obama is not America, and he does not stand in place of the fifty states(or the imaginary seven he added during the 2008 campaign.) I realize he didn’t create the flag in question at the center of this controversy, but neither did he do as a responsible commander-in-chief should and step in to stop it or at least give a dressing-down by way of discouragement. Let’s face it: Barack Obama enjoys and encourages the cult of personality that swirls around him in the throngs of fawning socialists whose interest he pretends to represent. Since they’re socialists, which really translates into “thieves” I am submitting the design at left as more appropriate to both their philosophy and his.
If you’re not familiar with the controversy, you will want to read the Fox Nation article about the Lake County, Florida Democrat Party that flew a flag depicting Obama in the blue field with the stars and stripes over their headquarters. It accompanied a standard flag on their flagpole, but the fact that it was displayed in this fashion speaks to a sort of sickness that pervades the cultural left. They don’t like the flag, and to the degree they tolerate it, it’s more of a matter of condescension. They don’t like America much, either, so it’s really no surprise that these same people who support fundamental transformation of the country into a socialist state now display their intentions for a nation having more in common with the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez than with the country of our founding. Here’s the picture from Fox News:
According to the article, one elderly veteran saw it and snapped pictures to share with others so as to bring the matter to the attention of the media and the general public. From the article:
“It’s absolutely disrespectful,” Jim Bradford, a 71-year-old veteran who participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion told FoxNews.com. “It’s totally ridiculous. To put somebody’s picture there, to me, it’s a disgrace to do that.”
Bradford, an organizer with the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park in Leesburg, Fla., snapped photos of the flag and distributed them to fellow veterans and friends. By late afternoon, he and several other veterans delivered a copy of the federal flag code to Nancy Hurlbert, chairwoman of the Lake County Democratic Party.
“We read that to her, but she would not accept that,” Bradford said. “The discussion finally got a little bit heated.”
Hurlbert didn’t want to tke it down, and she won’t commit to it staying down:
Hurlbert said she intends to contact an attorney regarding the matter and remained non-committal as to whether she’ll fly the flag again.
“I won’t say no and I won’t say yes,” she said. “We want to find out what our legal rights are.”
That’s incredible, but what’s more incredible is that Hurlbert saw nothing wrong with this, and even implying that it was about the President’s race:
“It leads me to believe that it’s not about the flag,” she told FoxNews.com. “Certain elements cannot accept Barack Obama as president.”
I have a few observations about all of this, and it’s important to understand why this is so important to men like Jim Bradford, who have gone to war under our nation’s colors. Real men and women have spilled real blood carrying that banner, hoisting it, planting it, and are all too frequently delivered to their final resting places under it. The flag of the United States is a cherished emblem, and to elevate a politician to that place of honor is a frivolously disrespectful act.
I am a veteran. I have served in more honor guards and ceremonies of various types and under varying conditions than I can recall. Even the simple honor of hoisting the flag, or retiring it at day’s end is a matter of reverence for men and women in uniform. It’s an honor to be given that duty, and to bear the nation’s colors is a matter that ought to command simple reverence and respect. I realize that these are foreign concepts to most leftists, since their concepts are generally foreign to traditional American values.
It is for this reason that I suggest they instead adopt the Jolly Roger insignia of the brigands and pirates, that also serves as a symbol for poison. This is far more suitable to use in the context of leftists and of the philosophy of Barack Obama and the direction he has taken this country. It might just as well serve as a warning about Obamacare, the direction of the economy, and everything else these leftist fools intend to impose by coercion and force upon the American people. If ever there was an insignia suited to their cause, it is this one.
Leave the US flag alone. It doesn’t belong to Democrats or Republicans, and certainly not to any one man, but instead, it represents a nation that was to be united under its banner. Pasting President Obama’s face onto the blue field in place of the stars that are the standard merely sullies its meaning. I realize many frivolous people who know less than nothing about history, and who have even less respect for our nation or our military wind up in political positions, but it’s time they be held to account, whether they’re a local party chairwoman, or the President of the United States. Some things simply go too far.