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

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    President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and public buildings, with the US in mourning over the death of "close friend" and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.

    Obama's proclamation, which also extended to the White House, US foreign missions, military posts, naval stations and military vessels, was valid through sunset on Monday.

    "Today, the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has lost an inspiration for freedom, justice, and human dignity -- Nelson Mandela is no longer with us, he belongs to the ages," he said in the document.

    "Through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed South Africa -- and moved the entire world.


    For a Communist? Antithesis to Freedom and Liberty?

    And nothing for Maggie Thatcher...nothing

    I truly want to vomit.

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

    He freed millions of people from Apartheid rule and gave them freedom, past connections is his youth mean nothing. When he was president of South Africa he was definitely not communist. Do you not like Blacks having rights and democracy? Margaret Thatcher never really accomplished anything of note especially on the world stage besides being friends with Reagan.

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

    Jetboogieman, where are you..
    As I predicted, a combo thread on Obama and Mandela with plenty of vile hatred for all this Christmas seaqson .
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Title 4 United States Code:
    § 7. Position and Manner of Display.
    (m) The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a state, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

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

    Winter came with snow and I've taken my flag down. Otherwise it would remain at full staff. For Americans, I just don't see the worship factor here.
    Last edited by Ray410; 12-06-13 at 04:39 PM.

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

    Not surprising coming from a fellow Marxist. 8)

    What happened to the Kennedy doctrine or the Truman doctrine? Our military swore to fight these bastards not honor them.

    BTW: all the Leftist responses totally expected.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Title 4 United States Code:
    § 7. Position and Manner of Display.
    (m) The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a state, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.
    One point of the OP is not entirely who did get this treatment. Obviously it is a subjective decision and I have no objection to this one, but I do question whether political ideology is the driving factor for who is not considered worthy of this honor.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Antithesis to Freedom and Liberty?
    Nelson Mandela? Are you ****ign kidding me?
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Nelson Mandela? Are you ****ign kidding me?
    Communists.... He was one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    One point of the OP is not entirely who did get this treatment. Obviously it is a subjective decision and I have no objection to this one, but I do question whether political ideology is the driving factor for who is not considered worthy of this honor.
    Political ideology is the driving factor behind many if not most decisions coming from this White House.

    As for recognizing Mandela? I agree with it completely.

    As for why others haven't been given the same recognition? Well... we already answered that.

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