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Thread: Offended or no?

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Ohferchristsakes.
    Not gonna lie...I LOL'd at both comments...

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Then perhaps "earn" was the wrong word....since the soldier already had the right before he joined the military. I understand that when people volunteer for the military they give up some of their rights ...but that doesn't mean the rest of us did and that's my point.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Flag code is meaningless...it's like a mattress tag. I can not destroy your flag as it is your personal property...But I can buy a flag and do with it as I wish....It is my property.

    the Flag represents the very freedom to do as I wish with it.
    No, it's not like a mattress tag. Btw, I don't give a **** what people do with the flag. But the notion that being a soldier in war means that you have earned a right to do something with it is just wrong.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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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)
    Of course the photo is offensive, disrespectful, and inappropriate! The flag is being used as a utilitarian piece. I am sure folks like Putin and the Chinese won't put up with their flags being used like that!

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    Re: Offended or no?

    I don't give a ****. It's a piece of cloth and it does the job. Enough said.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    I think ALL flag laws are beyond stupid.

    They are symbols, not living things

    It's legal to beat your child (spanking) but illegal to do certain things with a piece of cloth that is a flag

    Ridiculous.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Not offended in the least.

    (I'm making the assumption that the flag is privately purchased/owned by the person in the picture, AND that the adult is in fact not impersonating a soldier or veteran)
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Much ado about nothing.

    I respect the flag. I don't worship it.

    This was obviously a photo of pride and adoration, and there is nothing disparaging about it.

    People who are going batty over this are bordering on idolatry...

    Chill.
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    Re: Offended or no?

    Actually, I'm offended that people have been calling the person in the picture a soldier. That shows a lack of respect in not knowing the uniform or an inability to read.
    Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
    And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
    I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.

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    Re: Offended or no?

    Flag etiquette is fine where appropriate, as in displaying the flag for its intended purposes. But being so strict to the point of stifling free expression is crazy.
    What about those who wear flag Tshirts, tear into a flag cake on independence day, etc?
    I see this as the soldier, and by extension the photographer, wrapping the two things most important to him into one, the flag he serves (symbolically of course) and his newborn child. Why can't we leave it at that?

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