Along the line of making America Great again, we need to do something about protecting our national ensign, Old Glory, our flag, the one so many have given their all for, fighting to keep it flying over the land of the free and home of the brave.
That flag, carried by our soldiers on foreign battle fields and flying from the mast of our ships at sea, on public buildings, and many private homes identifies us, and has since the founding of our nation. It has draped the caskets of our military in honor of those who served so that it could continue to fly.
So why do we as patriots, tolerate the desecration and dishonor of that proud ensign, which we honor with our pledge of allegiance?. The law of our land considers it part of free speech, protected by our constitution, the ability to dishonor, desecrate and burn it, but is that right?. I don’t think so and I don’t think the majority of American patriots would think so either.
Growing up in rural Alabama, I learned early on about honor. You didn’t sass your grandmother, or any other adult for that matter. It wasn’t illegal to do so, just something you did at your peril. If you had the proper upbringing, there are some things you just don’t do. Just because it’s legal doesn’t always mean it’s right.
Burning or desecrating our flag is just plain low down, wrong and an insult to us and our country. I see no connection to our right to freedom of speech, then I’m not a lawyer. But I know right from wrong. Desecration of our flag to me is closer to treason than freedom of speech.
Our president elect is on our side, hopefully his supreme court appointments will see fit to revisit the issue if challenged, or he will work with our congress to amend our constitution and make it a crime to desecrate that old flag that means so much to us.