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

    I wouldn't personally sign a petition to change this aspect of flag code, but it does seem like an area where norms are changing. If you really don't like it, work to change it. I was serious when I said you should write your Congressman. You and I don't get to define flag etiquette, Congress does, and ours is not to reason why, ours is to simply abide by it.

    So until that day that you guys get together and change the code by act of Congress or other means, I must maintain that if you violate flag code, and you do it knowingly and willfully, even if you think you know better, it is disrespectful, period.
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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 wouldn't personally sign a petition to change this aspect of flag code, but it does seem like an area where norms are changing. If you really don't like it, work to change it. I was serious when I said you should write your Congressman. You and I don't get to define flag etiquette, Congress does, and ours is not to reason why, ours is to simply abide by it.

    So until that day that you guys get together and change the code by act of Congress or other means, I must maintain that if you violate flag code, and you do it knowingly and willfully, even if you think you know better, it is disrespectful, period.
    What does respect for the flag have to do with anything? This issue is of so little importance that it's almost laughable. I can still select a candidate, vote, and understand my civic duty, all the while quite literally tearing a flag into pieces, if I so chose. I can respect my country, respect our armed forces, and actively work to advocate for them, all while quite literally tearing the flag into pieces, if I so chose. Disrespecting the flag is disrespecting the flag. Nothing more, nothing less. I see no reason to write to congress and give them another bull**** policy issue to focus on over laws that are not enforced (and rightfully so) because the SCOTUS said that free speech trumps them, thus invalidating any application of them expect by choice of an individual. Our economy is a joke, our dollar is losing value, food and energy prices are spiking, unemployment is climbing again, the debt ceiling has been reached, we have no agreement on spending cuts, entitlements are going bankrupt, and our men and women in uniform are dying all over the globe in a fight against a terrorist group that won't relent. This is issue almost an insult to dire state of our country.
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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
    What does respect for the flag have to do with anything? This issue is of so little importance that it's almost laughable.
    Honestly, we are of such different opinions about this that it is scarcely worth discussing. Suffice to say that I have nothing but contempt for the sort of views expressed above.

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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
    Honestly, we are of such different opinions about this that it is scarcely worth discussing. Suffice to say that I have nothing but contempt for the sort of views expressed above.
    Singular morality does not (and should not) exist. You can hold all the contempt you would like, but nothing justifies it, which just makes it sad.
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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
    Singular morality does not (and should not) exist. You can hold all the contempt you would like, but nothing justifies it, which just makes it sad.
    What's sad is the bleak, morally groundless and nihilistic world you live in. It must be awful, I truly do pity you. You'll be in my prayers.

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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
    What's sad is the bleak, morally groundless and nihilistic world you live in. It must be awful, I truly do pity you. You'll be in my prayers.
    I'd rather you didn't waste time on an exercise in futility. I have strong beliefs, and one of them is that everybody has a right to live as they see fit to live, opinions, morals, ethics, and all...in so far as, and until their beliefs and actions infringe upon somebody else's rights. You, on the other hand, would obligate people to live by dictates you value above others, or condemn them in their refusal. Of the two, I feel yours is the bleaker outlook on the world. To have such a lack of confidence in your fellow man to be and do good without your moral compass...says a lot about you.
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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'd rather you didn't waste time on an exercise in futility.
    It's all good, I'm happy to. Who knows, maybe it will help?

    I hope you do all right.
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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
    is wearing US-flag boxers a breach of etiquette as well, i wonder.
    And I suppose I violated it when I finished my first Ironman triathlon and carried (and wore out of exhaustion) both the U.S. and Taiwanese flags at the end of the race...
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And I suppose I violated it when I finished my first Ironman triathlon and carried (and wore out of exhaustion) both the U.S. and Taiwanese flags at the end of the race...
    Yes, you did.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And I suppose I violated it when I finished my first Ironman triathlon and carried (and wore out of exhaustion) both the U.S. and Taiwanese flags at the end of the race...
    That's amazing. Much belated congratulations.

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