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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    But look how many here are agreeing with the criticism of Palin over this.
    3 according to the poll results. Not exactly a huge amount of support among "the left".
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You need to reread the flag code:



    United States Flag Code - Wikisource

    I guess people have trouble "understanding that most provisions of 'flag code'... apply to an actual flag, not a representation or image of a flag" because they actually read the flag code and understand that your claim is false.
    Point conceded. I did indeed miss that part.

    However...

    Disrespectful, because it violates flag code?


    Disrespectful, because it violates flag code?


    Disrespectful, because it violates flag code?


    Disrespectful, because it violates flag code?


    Do YOU want to tell the American soldiers in this picture they are being disrespectful of thier flag, because this mural violates flag code?

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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 really don't think it matters, to be honest. On the list of issues I'm concerned about regarding a potential candidate or political figure head, their stance or respect of a symbol is not high. That's why you didn't hear me raving when Obama didn't put his hand over his heart during a pledge to 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 Tucker Case View Post
    Agreed. But if someone is attempting to claim that they love the flag, shouldn't they adhere to that ettiquette?
    Which politician claims to not love the flag? Can we be honest please, this is about using any excuse to bash Sarah Palin, which is fine, but then, let's not pretend you'd hold anyone else to the same standard.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    3 according to the poll results. Not exactly a huge amount of support among "the left".
    Pay more attention to the comments than the poll results.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Pay more attention to the comments than the poll results.
    We might almost, maybe, hit double digits almost. You really are not helping your case.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Personally, I'm much more bothered by politicians and pundits who drape themselves in the flag in order to gain support, yet do so by violating flag code. I don't care which party the person belongs to.

    It's not that I actualy care about th eflag code, because I don't, but it has to do with th einherent hypocrisy that the person is engaging in when they do this.

    If someoen doesn't show the flag respect, more power to 'em as long as they aren't using it as a means to self-promote.
    Hypocrisy drives me nuts, don't get me wrong...but I've yet to see any of our wonderful elected officials (or hopefuls) avoid it all together. I think this guy (the reporter) thinks he hit the jackpot on this story. Palin polarizes people and this issue will only exacerbate that. Nevermind the fact that politicans use and "abuse" the flag everyday for their own gain (i.e. lapel pins to show their pride/dedication to America....all pandering to a sense of pride in the flag itself).

    It's hard for me to get the outrage, because I don't buy into the flag-worship. We aren't unique in having a flag, or in having a flag whose design invokes specific representations of the country it represents. I guess symbolism helps promote national pride, so I see the logic...I just don't think we need to have summits over how to properly respect the flag, or a supreme court ruling that authorizes us to treat it like any other piece of property we possess.
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    Re: 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 X Factor View Post
    Which politician claims to not love the flag? Can we be honest please, this is about using any excuse to bash Sarah Palin, which is fine, but then, let's not pretend you'd hold anyone else to the same standard.
    I agree that it is nothing more than an attempt to paint Palin in a negative light (as if she needs help!) but Tucker has not done what you suggest.
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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
    Hypocrisy drives me nuts, don't get me wrong...but I've yet to see any of our wonderful elected officials (or hopefuls) avoid it all together. I think this guy (the report) thinks he hit the jackpot on this story. Palin polarizes people and this issue will only exacerbate that. Nevermind the fact that politicans use and "abuse" the flag everyday for their own gain (i.e. lapel pins to show their pride/dedication to America).

    It's hard for me to get the outrage, because I don't buy into the flag-worship. We aren't unique in having a flag, or in having a flag whose design invokes specific representations of the country it represents. I guess symbolism helps promote national pride, so I see the logic...I just don't think we need to have summits over how to properly respect the flag, or a supreme court ruling that authorizes us to treat it like any other piece of property we possess.
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