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    Re: Offended or no?

    Offended? No.

    Inappropriate? Yeah

    Worth making a big deal over? Nah, not unless I start seeing pics from all across America of babies sleeping in hammocks made from the U.S. Flag. Then I'll have decide whether to protest or set up a "U.S. Flags For Sale" sign on my front lawn.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Count me as baffled. Isn't the flag a prop anywhere it's placed? From a flag pole to a football game.
    I certainly hope not.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Hell no its not offensive! I can't see how anyone would think it is. I even asked my neighbor who is an old school vet and she said no its not offensive.

    Also, according to the article Vanessa had even asked several high ranking military members who said no, it doesn't violate the Flag Code.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The military doesn't have exclusivity over the flag....it belongs to all of us. Not sure what your point is.
    That the military would officially disagree with you that fighting in combat earns an individual the right to do as they wish with the flag. Including wipe their ass with it as Crue suggested.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    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?
    Getting offended is a small price to pay for free speech considering a lot of our fore fathers fought and died for that right. Don't you believe in the First Amendment?

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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, it doesn't offend me, and I couldn't care less about the US flag code. I don't really understand the near-worship some people have for the flag.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That the military would officially disagree with you that fighting in combat earns an individual the right to do as they wish with the flag. Including wipe their ass with it as Crue suggested.

    Lucky for us we still have a civilian government instead of a military dictatorship. I'm surprised that I have to defend one of our most basic rights, freedom of speech.....but, I'm proud to do it.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Hell no its not offensive! I can't see how anyone would think it is. I even asked my neighbor who is an old school vet and she said no its not offensive.

    Also, according to the article Vanessa had even asked several high ranking military members who said no, it doesn't violate the Flag Code.
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    (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
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    (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    actually, it's code, not law i believe.
    It is law, but it's not enforced. To enforce it would be a violation of the 1st Amendment.
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