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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Okay.... Then I tell you what....

    You want to protest your government in the coooolest way possible?

    Go to the bank, withdrawl ALL of your funds, savings, checking, mutual funds, stocks, sell your car, sell your house. Get EVERYTHING in Cash.

    Then, take some of that money and go get yourself a small 1 galon gas container.... buy a gallon of gas and a lighter or bum some matches from the Gas stations (although I think they respect their government (ie money) too much to give it matches away now).

    Then, take the money and stack it up in a big sacrificial pyramid. Pour gasoline in a perimeter on the base of the pyramid. Light yourself a match and throw it at the gasoline soaked bills at the base of the Pyramid.




    That will show those mother ****ers in Washington who the boss is.
    Hyperbole, how cute and immature. When you can form a coherent argument let me know, so we can properly debate like gentlemen. Until then I recommend you pay attention to what learned people have to say regarding the matter.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The only ignorance here is yours towards what I know.
    I can only go by your own words.

    [quoteJust because I believe differently than you does not mean I don't have the same facts, and probably more than you. What is sad is that you think flying a flag in your yard really means something. Actions mean something.[/QUOTE]

    Words also mean something. Burning a long standing symbol of this country means something.

    But sadly as you have demonstrated, you will never understand that.
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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Maybe its me, using the flag as a proxy for the country seems like those who buy $3 support the troops magnets to put on their car.

    In both cases, nothing positive is being accomplished as there is no action behind either.
    Actually, proceeds from the sale of most of those magnets you speak of goes to charities that help the family members left behind from fallen soldiers.

    Not that you would care about any of that nonsense 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" "
    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 The_Patriot View Post
    Hyperbole, how cute and immature. When you can form a coherent argument let me know, so we can properly debate like gentlemen. Until then I recommend you pay attention to what learned people have to say regarding the matter.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Actually, proceeds from the sale of most of those magnets you speak of goes to charities that help the family members left behind from fallen soldiers.

    Not that you would care about any of that nonsense right?
    I care about the charity part because that is more than just words and symbols. But if a person were to donate directly, the charity would get more money.

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    I can only go by your own words.
    Which have demonstrated just as much knowledge of the flag and it's history as yours(hint: niether of us has shown any real knowledge from just the posts in this thread).


    Words also mean something. Burning a long standing symbol of this country means something.

    But sadly as you have demonstrated, you will never understand that.
    You can of course show where I said it had no meaning. Feel free, I am waiting.
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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Hyperbole, how cute and immature. When you can form a coherent argument let me know, so we can properly debate like gentlemen. Until then I recommend you pay attention to what learned people have to say regarding the matter.
    Ooh... Excuse me sir.

    Shall I get you another glass of Merlot? Perhaps a Cigar?

    Im sorry, but I hardly call claiming the Flag is a symbol of the government because the government made it as a solid argument when arguing the symbolism of a Flag. Its just beyond silly, You can try to sound like some sort of debate "snob" but I shall still fail to take anyone who makes such a petty argument seriously.
    "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

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    Re: Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I care about the charity part because that is more than just words and symbols. But if a person were to donate directly, the charity would get more money.
    But what would they get in return?
    I like the idea of getting something in return for my donation.
    "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

    Lot's of talk of soldiers and flags... I have a question/scenario. Say a soldier's base got destroyed and they were in the middle of a battle. The soldier sees the US flag still waving above his base. He sees the enemy coming to take the flag down and burn it. The soldier bravely runs to his base, takes the flag and runs with it out of the camp. However, the enemies shoot and kill the solder, but his efforts still saved the flag. Is this soldier a hero and patriot?

    My take on this is that the soldier is a moron who values a piece of fabric more than his own life. The flag is a symbol, but that's all it is. A true patriot would serve his country by preserving his life and remaining a soldier, but supporting his/her family and being a good member of their community. A true patriot would be a loyal friend and respected citizen. This person in my opinion did something unpatriotic. He/her put their life in danger for a piece of fabric. They valued that fabric and what it stands for more than their family and friends and more than their own life. Such actions may be seen as heroic to some, but in reality it's quite stupid, unpatriotic, and selfish.

    The flag and the US are not immune to criticism. In a nation that prides itself on free speech we should be allowed to burn flags.
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