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Independence Day......choice of the flag to fly.

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by hogship, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    If I may make this suggestion........many of us are still feeling patriotic towards the foundational principles of our country, but what this country was......and, what it has become, are not one in the same.

    To underscore this belief, I've been flying the "Betsy Ross" 13-star American flag for the past few years. To me, this is stating a belief in the core principles our country was founded upon......but not necessarily supporting the "big government" we are now saddled with.

    It's a subtle, but powerful statement......and I will continue to fly the 13-star flag in the foreseable future.

    Much better than flying the current flag upside down......:upeyes:



  2. thetoastmaster

    thetoastmaster NOT a sheepdog!

    Just make sure it's not hecho en China. Find some made-in-the states colors.
  3. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

    Feb 18, 2009
    Might as well go with a Chinese one since Americans will be blasting off fireworks made in China to celebrate their dependence.
  4. Harbor Freight sells made in China USA flags with sewn stripes and embroidered stars. One state in which they have stores does not allow this flag to be sold.
  5. SpectreRider

    SpectreRider Armed Citizen

    Same as every day, a Gadsden flag.

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  6. JBnTX

    JBnTX Texas

    Aug 28, 2008
    Americans fly the current American flag. Period.

    There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." - Theodore Roosevelt 1907
  7. wrenrj1


    May 22, 2002
    Yep, 50 states, thirteen stripes. What I swore to defend.
  8. Diesel_Bomber


    Oct 25, 2008

    JBnTX and I disagree on many things. This is not one of them. 50 stars and 13 stripes will be flown at the Bomber household, just like the rest of the year.
  9. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003

  10. thetoastmaster

    thetoastmaster NOT a sheepdog!

    California, perchance?

    As for flags, I'll fly whatever I please, and I'm partial to the Bonnie Blue.
  11. JBnTX

    JBnTX Texas

    Aug 28, 2008
    [ame=""]Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash - YouTube[/ame]
  12. JBnTX

    JBnTX Texas

    Aug 28, 2008
    Just because you may disagree with the current condition of this country is no reason to disrespect the American flag.
  13. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    I fly the current flag. I may add a 2nd flag in the near future (tossing around which one).
  14. barbedwiresmile

    barbedwiresmile Unreconstructed

    Feb 3, 2008
    99 out of 100 of you will end up flying the government's flag. It's a function of normalcy bias, and the attraction to that which is familiar. It's also the path of least resistance. It is intellectually comfortable and requires little of you.

    Just as you will eat the government's chemically soaked food, drink the government's hormone laden milk, send your children to the govenment's schools, use the government's loans to buy houses in the government's subdivisions, support the government's agents, and vote for the government's politicians.
  15. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    ...and use government services/programs/infrastructure... while complaining about them.
  16. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003
    You presume too much.

    It's no act of disrespect to fly Betsy Ross's flag on the 4th, nor Old Glory on 12/7, nor the Star Spangled Banner in September.
  17. G17Jake


    Sep 13, 2002
    The government's flag should be a skull and crossbones...
  18. DOC44


    Jan 10, 2004
    in my recliner
    Been flying the Bonnie Blue for years.


    and wearing this cap