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Thread: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    People manifest love in their own different ways, and not always according to the rules, that's all I'm sayin.
    I hear you, but can't we all agree that rubbing a flag against your junk is disrespectful?

    I mean, even if you really do think it's ok to wear flag boxers, isn't it better to forgo that out of deference to majority opinion on the subject?

    The flag represents the blood of the soldiers who died for our freedom.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I hear you, but can't we all agree that rubbing a flag against your junk is disrespectful?
    I don't know. Maybe that's how you express love...through genital exploration...
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I hear you, but can't we all agree that rubbing a flag against your junk is disrespectful?
    What if you love it that much?
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I hear you, but can't we all agree that rubbing a flag against your junk is disrespectful?
    What Harry Said
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I don't know. Maybe that's how you express love...through genital exploration...
    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    What if you love it that much?
    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
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    That's the thing. You don't get to define respect unilaterally. You might think flag boxers are respectful, but the vast majority of America, including Congress, disagrees with you.

    So, even though you are all beautiful and unique snowflakes with different opinions about what constitutes respect, out of deference to our country you should follow these general guidelines of respect for the flag.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    That's the thing. You don't get to define respect unilaterally. You might think flag boxers are respectful, but the vast majority of Americans, including Congress, disagrees with you.

    So, even though you are all beautiful snowflakes, out of deference to our country you should follow these general guidelines of respect for the flag.
    That's fine, as long as the flag code isn't actually codified law with punishable offenses.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    That's the thing. You don't get to define respect unilaterally. You might think flag boxers are respectful, but the vast majority of Americans, including Congress, disagrees with you.

    So, even though you are all beautiful snowflakes, out of deference to our country you should follow these general guidelines of respect for the flag.
    Why? I respect Texas pride and history, but the great majority of the nation mocks it.
    They aren't laws set in stone, they're recommendations for those who place value on the flag.

    Some people think the flag is just a flag. We understand the symbolism granted to it, but we don't buy into it in the sense of some undying allegience. My allegience is to my country, not an artifact representing it.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Why? I respect Texas pride and history, but the great majority of the nation mocks it.
    More fool them.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    They aren't laws set in stone, they're recommendations for those who place value on the flag.
    On the contrary. They are voluntary, but they are nevertheless very strict and rigid. It is not a matter of opinion what is and is not a violation of Flag Code, it is a matter of law.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Some people think the flag is just a flag.
    Perhaps, but Congress does not share this opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    We understand the symbolism granted to it, but we don't buy into it in the sense of some undying allegience.
    More fool you.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    That's fine, as long as the flag code isn't actually codified law with punishable offenses.
    It's codified law nevertheless. If you want to be respectful to the flag, then follow it. Otherwise don't try to tell me you're being respectful, because it is a matter of law that when you are violating flag code you are desecrating the flag.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's codified law nevertheless. If you want to be respectful to the flag, then follow it. Otherwise don't try to tell me you're being respectful, because it is a matter of law that when you are violating flag code you are desecrating the flag.
    A law that the supreme court invalidated, thus no law.
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