Monday, July 07, 2008
The Flag - Honor and Disrespect Revisited
But what exactly does this overabundance of flag-embossed merchandise mean -- for our campaigns and our culture? There is something off-kilter about revering the ideals that our flag embodies, attempting to ban its destruction, then using it as a political club or sitting down in a flag-patterned lawn chair, tucking into red-white-and-blue-frosted cupcakes and dabbing our mouths with a Stars and Stripes napkin. Does the flag embody American idealism, American cynicism or American comfort? Which values, precisely, have captured our flag?
Section 8c. reads:"The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free."
See: Another Photo Opportunity for the Buffoons in Congress
June 22, 2005