I came across this article on my Facebook news feed.
Here is the video if you don’t feel like looking through the article.
After watching the video and reading the comments I went through a range of emotions: Anger, Disgust, Repulsion, Sadness. Some of the comments brought a tear to my eye.
Throughout the years a total of 1,321,612 Americans have died defending that Flag and our country. The Flag represents our freedoms that we get to enjoy and the sacrifice that comes with our freedoms.
The Flag represents a symbol of Hope and Freedom and a better way of life.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
That Amendment allows those low life scum to burn the Flag without worry of prosecution. It allows the people of America to assemble and protest the way the government are doing things. It allows the people to use their voice to say what they will.
The Flag is the symbol of what we had to go through to Allow the First Amendment to take place. To allow our great country to become the way it is. Many great Americans, be it white, black, native american, male, female have fought for our freedoms. Many have died for our freedoms.
Someone made a great post in the Facebook article which I will put here:
Mike Patterson: What is the flag to a military member? It is the symbol of our country. When we say the pledge we give honor to the flag and nation that we serve. When we take the oath, it is present when we pledge to protect this country. It is our war flag! Warriors carry the flag into battle! A piece of cloth? Yes, but one that covers our caskets when we fall. A symbol of our service that is folded and given to the next of kin in honor of our sacrifice. You who disrespect the flag have no honor or discipline, and should be treated in kind. You are worse than pigs
I agree with his statement 100%. For people to have such disregard for the men and women that fought for our country and for the symbol of our great Nation should not be living here to begin with.
Here are a few of the articles better quotes from people like you and me that believe in our Flag and country.
Sharon Crawford I am sorry for those who think it is just a piece of cloth. That piece of cloth has been with us through the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, and all that is going on right now. In the history of this country untold millions of men and women, who were just ordinary men and women, stood up to serve because of that piece of cloth and millions have died defending that piece of cloth. To those pathetic people who think that it is just a piece of cloth, you can pack your bags, all of your belongings and go somewhere else where a flag is just a piece of cloth. Here in this country that piece of cloth means something worth fighting for.
Sandra Wentz Yeah, it is just a piece of cloth. One that allows you the freedom to spit on it, stomp on and burn it. i’ts just a piece of cloth that thousands of men and women black and white have died to protect. Yeah, it’s just a piece of cloth that covers the caskets of those men and women who have died to give you the right to abuse what they have fought for. Yeah, it’s just a piece of cloth but don’t you dare come to my house or my neighborhood and do this in front of me because i believe in the 2nd amendment and that flag is my home and i will protect it.
William Coleman Our flag may be just a piece of cloth to those idiots. But to me it is a lot more than that, when I see our flag I think of the blood that has been spilt in order that we may enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy today. It stands or at least it did for one of the greatest countries in the world. A country that other countries looked to for guidance. Just a piece of cloth then why do so many want to come here, it’s because they know what the flag stands for. Speaking for myself, I am happy to have served my country and those who live with in her borders. I love my country just like those who went and picked up the remains of OLD GLORY. Thank you so much for doing that. I want to thank all those who have given so much and for those serving this country today.
Vickie Tagtow It’s truly shameful. These protesters should be stripped of their US citizenship and be deported and never be allowed to return. If they dislike living here enough to burn our flag and disrespect the men and women fighting for their freedom they don’t deserve to live here
That’s just 4 out of the thousands of comments that were placed on that post. Everyone of those comments almost the same. Not one of the posts sympathized for the disgraceful people that were in the video.
It saddens me that the reporter that video taped that was so clueless about our Flag and had no idea of the dishonor he brought to us all. The ignorance that he showed was disgraceful.
I wished those National Guardsmen opened fire with their non-lethal ammo and dispersed the crowd and put out the Flag. The reason they didn’t is because of our great nation and what we stand for as Americans. They knew what the Flag represented and showed it the respect that it deserved afterwards.
Everyone that lives in this country should know this by heart:
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The first line of the pledge should have tipped off that idiotic reporter of what the Flag stands for and what it is to be an American.