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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Are you going to reply to my question or are you just going to give an "incoherant" reply?
    When they makes flags legal tender then I'm pretty sure that people will stop burning them. I guess you want people to starve from burning the currency that the government has given them to pay for the debts.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I always donated to really off the wall stuff for CFC, just to piss the command off. I wonder if those lesbian nuns I donated to appreciated it...
    LOL, I remember once donating to "Dogs for the Deaf"

    I think I got newsletters for them for the rest of my 2 years remaining in the Military.
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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    When they makes flags legal tender then I'm pretty sure that people will stop burning them. I guess you want people to starve from burning the currency that the government has given them to pay for the debts.
    Its a clear sign of protesting the government, since the government made the money, the money is thus no longer a symbol of wealth but a symbol of the government, right?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Its a clear sign of protesting the government, since the government made the money, the money is thus no longer a symbol of wealth but a symbol of the government, right?
    It would be true, but only if the government allowed for private currency and to open up the FRN to competition. The last time someone did that everything related to the business was seized and the owners are awaiting trial. I take it that you really want the people to starve and to be homeless since they do not have an alternative to government mandated currency.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    It would be true, but only if the government allowed for private currency and to open up the FRN to competition. The last time someone did that everything related to the business was seized and the owners are awaiting trial. I take it that you really want the people to starve and to be homeless since they do not have an alternative to government mandated currency.
    If they are so ****ing juvenile as to feel the need to burn a "symbol of the government" in order to get some sort of message of dissent across, then yes I would give a **** less if they starve and become homeless.

    They do have an alternative to burning "symbols of the government"....

    Find a more adult way of getting the message across, You know, maybe one that actually explicitly states the reason why they are pissed at the government.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Find a more adult way of getting the message across, You know, maybe one that actually explicitly states the reason why they are pissed at the government.
    I completely agree and for the same reason I do not put any value into a flag. It is a matter of symbolic action vs concrete action. If you are pissed about something the government did or is, than do something.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    I will never understand why lefties love to burn our flag or to burn American soldiers in effigy...One has to wonder is their hate for this country and our brave military that they have to do this?
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    If they are so ****ing juvenile as to feel the need to burn a "symbol of the government" in order to get some sort of message of dissent across, then yes I would give a **** less if they starve and become homeless.

    They do have an alternative to burning "symbols of the government"....

    Find a more adult way of getting the message across, You know, maybe one that actually explicitly states the reason why they are pissed at the government.
    So you're saying that the founding fathers shouldn't have burned the Union Jack and the King's men in effigy way before they decided to defend themselves at Lexington-Concord? The entire point behind burning flags and effigys is to prevent bloodshed. I guess you would rather having the streets become rivers of blood.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Some of these were flags on poles attached to houses.....


    just how lightly should we treat arson and attempted murder?
    Seriously? Apparently no houses were burned at all and no lives were endangered. Some people burned a couple dozen flags. That couldn't have amounted to even $1000 of property damage. It is a misdemeanor at best.

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Its sad you ignore the history of the flag, why it was created, what battles it was flown over to distinguish ourselves from other nations and the tradition of respect its held.

    But you just ignore all of that so you won't ever understand. And doing "concrete" work is good but it doesn't fill the hole in your understanding of the flag or your disrepect for its meaning no matter how many hours you put in.
    I understand it on an emotional and an intellectual level. Why do self-described patriots always claim people who do not share their blind devotion to empty symbols do not understand? Maybe, it is more comforting to assert they don't understand lest you have to concede they have a legitimate argument challenging your beliefs.

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    He is a soldier, so by default he is a patriot and hero.
    I hope you are being ironic. It is hard to imagine how someone can recognize the ridiculous veneration of the flag yet embrace the warrior cult.
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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I understand it on an emotional and an intellectual level. Why do self-described patriots always claim people who do not share their blind devotion to empty symbols do not understand? Maybe, it is more comforting to assert they don't understand lest you have to concede they have a legitimate argument challenging your beliefs.
    Making this kind of incredible ignorant claim about the flag being an empty symbol proves you will never understand.
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