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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I do not say they are "more American". I am saying they have to be respected for their service and their willingness to lay down their lives for other people's freedom and safety". But I just do not believe that this picture is offensive.
    Nice back stroke, I dont find it offensive at all. Its a baby, wrapped in the symbol of our nations freedoms. You dont get any more American than that.

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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)
    The Photographer's logo is way too large, ill-placed, and kind of tacky. I would never use her.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    176. Respect for flag
    No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
    (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
    (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
    (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
    (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.
    (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
    (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
    (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
    (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
    (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
    (k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
    Tell it to the high ranking military officials then.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    I am not offended by the photo. And I can't think of too many things I care less about than the Flag code.

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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....
    Ohferchristsakes.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Isn't there a university staff and students that just overwhelmingly voted that picture is racism because anything showing the flag is racism?
    Wow. Maybe all that stuff is true...
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    Re: Offended or no?

    I'm not the least bit bothered. If SCOTUS says it's constitutionally legal to burn the flag as a protest, then cradling a baby in one as a sign of respect/love of country is fine by me.

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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)
    You know what our ancestors had to contend with? Being eaten by bears. Today we're offended by images. Point is, we need more bears.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    No, it's actually kinda cute.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    not offended just like Im not offended when Olympic athletes drape the flag over their shoulders in celebration. Personally...I would prefer to see some red white and banners used rather than an actual flag because I DO think it stands as a symbol of all we CAN be. So...appropriate...mebbe not. Offensive...absolutely not.

    To me, offensive is those little 3"x5" flags on a stick that get waved around at parades then left in the street.

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