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    Re: Offended or no?

    Not offended at all.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncensored2008 View Post
    I'm sure that Obama was offended that some Americanism might rub off on the baby....
    Bravo, you managed to insert a totally moronic talking point into a thread.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    I've been following this story since it broke sometime yesterday or early this morning. Americans have been using the American flag in symbolic ways I suppose since there has been a flag and the flag code hasn't entered into a whole lot of it. From Lapel pins to red and white backdrops for automobiles and the opening scene of the movie "Patton" to symbolic snips of partial flags in all sorts of promotions and posters and logos and official seals or whatever. . . .

    People who don't seem to be bothered in any way if Congress passes a law that clearly violates our customs and ethics or SCOTUS sends down a ruling that offends our strongest moral convictions or the President issues an executive order that changes or ignores an existing law or makes a new one. . . .

    But they get their nose out of joint if a beautiful symbolic photo isn't really kosher according to the formal flag code? And then there are those who think the baby is being disrespected being cradled in the American flag. . . .it all just boggles the mind.

    No. The photo does not offend me in the least.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    As an American I think he has the right to do whatever he wants with the flag. People fought and died for that freedom.
    Ok. I doubt that the military would make that claim, but I'll take no further issue with you on it.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Photo of baby in American flag shrouded in controversy


    Is this photo considered offensive to you?

    Clearly, it violates US Flag Code, but does it bother you that it does?


    (if this has already been mentioned somewhere else on the board, you can merge the topics, but I couldn't find it)
    No, just the opposite of offensive or controversial. To use the flag in this manner shows exactly what the US is for that baby, her safety net, her home, her security, her heritage. Or at least that is how I see it, for the man who had his child in the flag in this manner just is his way to honor his child, his country and the love for flag and country.

    I cannot see how anybody would be truly offended by this.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    He served to protect our freedom...and that includes using the flag for whatever.
    So if he wants to wipe his ass with it, you are fine with that? Just because he served. How about others that didnt serve. You fine with flag burning as a form of free speech?

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I assume he fought for freedom.
    Could have sat at a desk for 2 years.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Ok. I doubt that the military would make that claim, but I'll take no further issue with you on it.
    The military doesn't have exclusivity over the flag....it belongs to all of us. Not sure what your point is.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Could have sat at a desk for 2 years.
    Or he could've lost his life in Iraq or Afghanistan before his baby was born.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    You fine with flag burning as a form of free speech?
    For those who love their country, no act by a fool or enemy will change that love, but it is important to let people do what they want because that way we learn about them...

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