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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Whatever happened to the right-wing rage over supposed "flag desecration"?
Posted by Jill | 6:02 AM
You haven't seen Republicans on the floor of Congress looking to pass a constitutional amendment to ban flag "desecration" lately, have you? Remember that? Remember all the fuss made about people who didn't wear flag pins (like the current President of the United States)? Remember when even mild criticism of the President made you a traitor, back when the President was white and installed by a partisan Supreme Court instead of elected by a majority of voters and electors? Funny how long ago that seems, isn't it?

Now we have one of the icons of the lunatic teabag right calling for so-called real patriots to abandon the American flag and use the old "Don't Treat on Me" flag, or if they ARE going to fly the flag that wingnuts were defending so vociferously only a few short years ago, be sure to "desecrate" it by pouring tea on it.

Chuck Norris, home gym shill:
As 9/12 concluded, we all heard many ways to keep this revolutionary movement going. But I was sitting back thinking there's one way we can take a daily stand and declare that as for me and my house, we will serve God and the republic as the Founders did.

If that describes you, then I suggest you fly some revolutionary flag in lieu of your 50-star flag over the next year. Post the 13-star Betsy Ross flag, Navy Jack or Gadsden flag ("Don't Tread on Me") or any representation that tells the story of Old Glory and makes a stand for our Founders' vision of America.

Of course, patriots know that the 50-star flag truly represents one nation under God and our Founders' republic, but modernists simply don't get it. So what do you say we make a statement by flying a different flag and educate our neighbors when they ask us, "Why are you flying that flag instead of the contemporary Stars and Stripes?" (If you insist on posting a modern USA flag, too, then get one that is tea-stained to show your solidarity with our Founders.)

Hypocrisy, thy name is Wingnuttia.

(via TPM)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
The other piece of hypocrisy that gets me is all these "patriots" who go on about the founding fathers and their God. The founding fathers wanted no part of any theocracy, in any form. BTW, Mr. Norris, the flag was almost in this form before the "under god" part got thrown into the pledge.