It fly’s at every Government (public) building across this country, Old Glory, the symbol of liberty and justice for all. It’s red and white stripes, and white stars set against a brilliant blue background should send chills through every patriotic American. This symbol is to be respected, and reverenced by each and every citizen. It is too be handled in a respectful way when it is raised, and lowered.
When it becomes tattered and torn by the forces of nature, it is to be lowered respectfully, replaced by a new flag, and the old one burned. This is performed with a solemn ceremony most usually by local veterans who have served this nation with honor.
There are some however, that believe that the personal liberty they enjoy gives them the right, or others the right too disrespect this great symbol of freedom by burning it in acts of protest that are unpatriotic, and anti-American. They believe that liberty means that anything goes, even if it is an act of desecration performed by a bunch of anarchists, and out of control infidels.
Liberty is a precious gift that cost thousands of good men their lives. Revolution was the only way to take control away from the crown of England, and it cost a lot of blood to do so. Wives watched as their husbands walked away to war, not knowing if they would ever return home or not. The Battleground was no forth of July celebration. It was a bloody, scary, and nasty place to be for any young man, yet they fought and died with honor for the call of liberty.
The men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew that in signing such a document, they were very likely signing their own death warrants. These men pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to stand up and fight for their independence. I would also not that several of these men has divinity degrees, they knew the Scriptures well, and were willing to risk it all.
Liberty and freedom come at a very high cost, and those who claim that it gives them the right to abuse it by burning the flag in protest of America, are dead wrong! It makes NO sense to burn the very symbol of liberty, that they claim gives them the right to do so. It is like moving into a house, then walking outside and setting it on fire with all your belongings in it. Doing such a thing makes no sense and is country productive to society.
There is something bad wrong with individuals who would abuse their freedom like that, or applaud someone else to do so, and have the audacity to call it free speech. College and university campuses are ripe with anti-American sentiment, and breed hatred for the very freedom that affords them the opportunity to study to become a productive member of the American society.
Messages such as “America is to blame for all the problems in the world” permeate our system of higher education. The blame should be placed on the socialist hippie professors who spew this type of hate speech in the classroom, and twist the minds of the students until they become a bunch of no-good, brainwashed twenty-first century hippie socialist’s themselves. I guess you could say that a mental disorder has swept across these campuses, you would be correct, and that mental disorder is called liberalism (socialism).
Students have been taught a watered down, perverted version of history in the public school systems, and they carry that twisted viewpoint tright into college with them. They do not understand what liberty costs, nor have they been taught a healthy respect for God and Country, but rather to be good little global robots. They do not understand what true honor is, and have no concept of it.
It is my opinion that Flag Desecration should be added to the list of hates crimes along with that of national monuments, and other monuments in remembrance of those veterans who have served this nation with honor. There should exist a law at the federal level protecting the symbols of our nation, and anyone who willingly desecrates any of these symbols in an act of anti-American protest, should be arrested and charged with a felony, and punished accordingly.
Flag burning is NOT free speech, its hate speech!