Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
I don't give a ****. It's a piece of cloth and it does the job. Enough said.
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
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
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)
Wastin' time, like it was free - Godsmack
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...
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.
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?