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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    This thread is getting a little far afield.
    And then you go way far afield with your following comment..

    My guess is that none of the Liberals on here fly American flags at all so they really have no say in what the rest of us do.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    OK. I disagree, and I feel that Mandela has been meaningful enough to the entire world that honoring him in this way is not out of line.
    Then let the UN lower their flags. It's not an appropriate cause for America to do it.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    And then you go way far afield with your following comment..
    Yeah, it's typical liberal-bashing from him. That's pretty much all he does.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Then let the UN lower their flags. It's not an appropriate cause for America to do it.
    Again, I disagree.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    The only people who oppose this are in an extremist minority that are stuck in a cold war mentality with wilful ignorance and vintage information.
    Wrong. My objection is that is an honor reserved for fellow Americans or those who contribute significantly to America. Mandela meets none of that.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Then let the UN lower their flags. It's not an appropriate cause for America to do it.
    As a nation that champions freedom and democracy around the world, should we not recognize one of democracy's greatest leaders?

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    As does America proper..
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    David Duke isn't a member of the Ku Klux Klowns anymore, either. I bet you still think he's a racist.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    One can perhaps cut your grandfather some slack, given what he had himself suffered at the hands of the Germans, but it doesn't change the fact that what he did meets every rational definition of robbery, murder and terrorism, and not of legitimate “freedom fighting”. Even in war, there are standards of ethical conduct, and what you describe here does not meet these standards.

    If there had been any body interested in pursuing such prosecutions, your grandfather could very legitimately have been tried and convicted as a war criminal.

    What is the practical difference between murdering the farmers with a gun or a knife when they are sleeping and dropping bombs on them from a B17?
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Again, I disagree.
    Cool. But answer this, why do we lower the NATION'S flag to half staff in the first place?

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Rush will let the rightists know on Monday what to think, as he did with the Pope..
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Wrong.
    My objection is that is an honor reserved for fellow Americans or
    those who contribute significantly to America. Mandela meets none of that.
    GOP politicians are scared to death to speak until Rush gives them the go-ahead to trash Mandela .
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